Laser hair removal:
Laser hair removal has become very common hair removal procedures these days. Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Benefits of Laser hair removal include:
Precision: Lasers are used to remove dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Time taken: Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, usually takes up to an hour.
Most patients have enduring hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
Preparation for Laser hair removal treatment:
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should refrain from plucking, waxing for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser picks out the hairs' roots, which are briefly removed by plucking or waxing.
You should also stay away from sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
What to expect during a Laser hair removal treatment:
The hair undergoing treatment will be shaved to a few millimetres above the skin surface just before the treatment. Topical numbing medicine is usually applied 20-30 minutes before the laser treatment to help with the laser pulses sting. The laser equipment will be calibrated to the colour, thickness and position of your hair and skin tone.
You and the technician will need to wear appropriate eye protection, depending on the laser or light source used. Protecting the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling system will also be important. This will help penetrate the skin with laser light.
The technician will then send the treatment area a pulse of light and monitor the area for several minutes to ensure that the right settings have been used and to test for any bad reactions.
You may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to alleviate any discomfort when the procedure is completed.
Recovery and Risks
Your skin's cleaned area will look and feel like it's sunburned for a day or two later. It can help with cool compresses and moisturisers. You can wear makeup the next day if your face has been treated, unless your skin is blistering.
Your treated hair is going to fall out over the next month. Blisters are uncommon, but in people with darker complexions, they are more likely. Other possible side effects include swelling, redness and scarring. Permanent scarring or skin colour changes are uncommon.
We use the latest laser machine here at the Riya Clinic