If you wince at the thought of shaving, tweezing or waxing to get rid of undesirable hair, then laser hair removal may be an alternative worth taking into consideration.
Laser hair removal is among the most commonly sought after cosmetic procedures in the US. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles then pigment in the hair follicles take in the light which ends up destroying the hair.
Lasers can be used to remove hair from almost anywhere on the body including on the face, legs, arms, underarms and the bikini line.
There are many benefits to this procedure.
1) Precision – Lasers are very precise so you can very accurately target unwanted hair but also leave the surrounding skin unharmed.
2) Fast – Each pulse of the laser lasts only a small fraction of a second and each pulse can hit a lot of hairs at once. That means that small areas like an upper lip could be treated in less than 60 seconds. Of course a larger area like a person’s back could take up to an hour.
3) Highly Effective – Over 90% of patients report permanent results after less than 5 treatments.
However, laser hair removal involves a lot more than just popping into get some unwanted hairs “zapped”. It is a clinical treatment that needs proper training to be carried out safely. And like all cosmetic procedures it does carry its own dangers. Prior to getting any laser treatments, you should completely examine the credentials of the doctor or technician and make sure they are fully qualified for the job.
How To Prepare
It’s important that for a full 6 weeks before your first treatment, that you don’t tweeze or wax any of the hairs that are to be removed and that you avoid exposure to any direct sunlight right before and after treatment.
Sunlight hitting recently treated areas increases the risks of complications.
Just prior to the start of your laser treatment, your hair will be trimmed down to just a few millimeters in length. Then the technician will adjust and calibrate the laser tool based on a number of things including the colour and thickness of your hair.
You and the technician will need specially designed protective eye-wear and then a special cooling gel will be applied to the area to be treated. Afterwards you should be offered an anti-inflammatory cream to help with any soreness.
It’s recommended that you don’t schedule another session for at least another 4-6 weeks. How many sessions you’ll need varies from person to person. Usually you’ll only need 3-5, but some people do require more than that for best results.
It’s very likely that for a few days afterwards, your skin will feel and even look like it’s been mildly sunburned.
Price Of Laser Hair Removal
The cost of laser treatments can vary greatly depending on many factors, including your location and the size of the area to be treated.
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