Body Hair Removal Treatment

Removing unwanted hair through laser hair removal may be an option worth considering, if we are not happy with shaving, tweezing or waxing.

One of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures is laser hair removal. Into the hair follicles, it beams highly concentrated light. The lights get absorbed by the pigments in the follicles, which destroy the hair.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hairs from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas are removed through Laser;

The following are some of the Benefits of removal of hair through laser:

Precision: Lasers target dark selectively and coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Quick: Only a fraction of a second is taken to treat many hairs at the same time by the each pulse of the laser. Every second the laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter. Small areas like upper lip will be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.

Results: For many patients hair loss is permanent after an average of three to seven sessions.

How to prepare for the process of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is not just ''zapping'' unwanted hair. There is a medical procedure that requires training to perform hair removal which carries potential risks also. We should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure before getting laser hair removal.

If you want to undergo laser hair removal, then you must limit plucking, waxing of hair and electrolysis for six weeks before we start the treatment. That's because the laser will target the hairs' roots only, if we do waxing or plucking the roots will removed which will not give better result.

Most importantly you should avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Because sun exposure makes will make laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal

The hair which will undergo the treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface before the procedure starts and according to the color, thickness, location of your hair being treated and that skin color the laser equipment will be adjusted.

The person who is wants to undergo the treatment and the technician will need to wear appropriate eye protection depending on the laser or light source used. So It is also necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the laser light penetrate the skin.

To make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions, the technician will give a pulse of light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes

You may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort once the procedure is completed. You can have your next treatment schedule four to six weeks later. Until hair stops growing you will get your treatment

Recovery and Risks

For a day or two afterward,the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it's sunburned.Cool compresses and moisturizers may help.If your face was treated, you can wear makeup the next day unless your skin is blistering.

Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin.

Blisters are rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions. Other potential side effects are swelling, redness, and scarring. Permanent scarring or changes in skin color are rare.

Costs of Laser Hair Removal

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for laser hair removal is $235 per session. The cost varies widely, depending on factors that include:
  • Size of the area being treated and time required for treatment
  • Number of treatments required
  • Whether a doctor or someone else is performing the procedure
  • The part of the country where you are having the procedure
  • Ask for a consultation to get a better idea of the cost for your particular case.

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