Hair removal

What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal with Nd: YAG 1064 nm laser is a medical procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair. Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. It typically takes several laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed as well.

How long does a treatment take?
Every treatment session may take from several minutes to an hour depending on the area treated.

How many treatments are needed?
Results of laser hair removal vary greatly from person to person. Multiple treatments can prolong the duration of hair loss, up to years in some cases, but hair regrowth is still possible. For best results, you might need four to eight treatments spaced 1-2 months apart. Additional periodic maintenance treatments, perhaps once every six to 12 months, might be needed as well.

How to prepare for laser hair removal?
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid 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 after treatment?
You might notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after laser hair removal. To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area.
Avoid sun exposure, both natural sunlight and tanning beds. When your skin has healed, use sunscreen whenever you're in the sun. You might also prepare yourself for possible hair shedding in the first few weeks after treatment. Don't mistake this for hair regrowth.

Who shouldn't undergo laser hair removal?
People with skin infections, prone to scar formation and pregnant and lactating women shouldn't undergo laser hair removal.

What is involved in recovery?
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.

Which areas give the best results?
Armpits, bikini line and back.

Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal is safe if the treatment si done with a hair removal laser and by a qualified doctor. The laser beam aims only at the pigment in the hair and does not effect surrounding structures. During the treatment goggles are worn for eye safety.


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