Removing Laser Hair
Are you constantly left with bruises, nicks, and burns from your efforts to remove excess hair? Are you made insane by the aggravation of excessive shaving, tweezing or waxing? If so, this could be an option worth taking into account.
What is Hair Removal by Laser?
A surgical technique for the removal of unnecessary hair using a laser. In most major cities, including Las Vegas Nevada, it has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States.Find out more.
How is it working?
It uses rays of extremely focused light to penetrate the hair follicles selectively. In the hair follicles, the light is then absorbed by pigment, killing the hair inside the follicle, which prevents potential hair development.
While hair growth is effectively slowed down by the procedure, it does not guarantee permanent hair removal. To provide relief from excess hair, it usually takes many treatments. Periodic maintenance therapies may also be required.
Different types of lasers have been produced and are used. The most common of these are alexandrite, diode, YAG neodymium and strong sources of pulsed light.
Is that safe?
Used mostly to remove the face, thighs, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line from excess hair. With great precision, lasers can selectively target hair while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Each laser pulse takes just a fraction of a second to treat a large number of hairs at the same time.
While it is possible to treat excess hair in almost any area, due to the risk of serious eye injury, laser hair removal is not recommended for the eyelid or surrounding area.
As in any medical procedure, trained staff, such as a physician or physician ‘s assistant, can administer this care. Be wary of spas, salons or other facilities that allow this procedure to be performed by non-medical staff.
Hair colour and form of skin affect the effectiveness of the removal of laser hair.
For example, this is most beneficial for people who have light skin and dark hair because the pigment (melanin) in the hair is targeted by the laser beam. However, technical advancements have made laser hair removal safe and efficient for darker-skinned patients and people of colour.
Schedule a consultation with the doctor prior to laser hair removal. The doctor is going to use this visit for:
Including drug use, review your medical history.
Discuss risks, advantages and desires, including what can and can’t be achieved for you by laser hair removal.
Discuss the choices and answer your laser hair removal questions.
To be used for before-and-after evaluations and long-term analyses, take pictures.
Be sure to explore a care plan and associated costs at the consultation. Usually, laser hair removal is an out-of-pocket cost.
In order to help you plan for laser hair removal, the doctor will also provide detailed instructions. For instance:
Keep away from the sun. Until laser hair removal, some doctors suggest staying out of the sun for up to six weeks. A tan raises the chance, such as skin lightening, of side effects. Wait until the tan fully disappears before undergoing laser hair removal if you have a tan from either sun exposure or sunless tanning products. Exposure to the sun reduces the efficacy of laser hair removal and can increase the risk of post-treatment complications.
Stop plucking, electrolysis and waxing. If you intend to undergo laser hair removal, other hair removal procedures such as plucking, waxing, and electrolysis that damage the hair follicle and interfere with laser hair removal should be avoided. Since it protects the hair shaft and follicle, shaving is OK. Some studies indicate that shaving can improve outcomes before laser hair removal.