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Laser hair reduction

For all the women and men as well, if you find waxing, shaving or tweezing your hair as a cumbersome procedure and painful as well, and if you are looking for a one- time permanent solution for the on-going hair growth, considering a laser hair removal may be a good choice. The laser hair removal is all over the internet and the fact that celebrities, models, bloggers and now even many women are undertaking it, make it quite convincing. But, before you take the decision know all the aspects of Laser Hair Reduction.

In laser hair removal, the highly concentrated laser light enters the follicles of hair and when follicles absorb the light, it destroys the hair growth. The laser beam helps remove hairon face, underarm, bikini line, and other areas of the body.

Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction:

  • Precision: If a highly trained professional performs laser hair removal, it allows greater precision as a laser can exclusively target coarse hairlines and dark areas without scarring or damaging it.
  • Speed: As the speed of the laser can be regulated manually, it takes few seconds of time to treat much hair at the same time. For example: in the upper lip area, it takes even less than a minute to remove hair, however, larger areas like back, and legs may take up to an hour.
  • Predictability: it is assumed that permanent hair loss or removal takes place after 3-7 sessions. In some cases, hair removal is not permanent, instead the laser light just reduces the amount of hair growth.

Before hair removal:

For performing laser hair removal, it is important that you visit a highly reputed cosmetic surgeon else there are greater chances of scarring and even burning. Before beginning the procedure, ensure the background checks of the doctor you are visiting, as an only highly trained technician can perform it.

Moreover, you must restrict yourself from tweezing or waxing or performing any kind of electrolysis before six weeks of the treatment. It is suggested because, laser targets the roots of the hair, if waxing or plucking of hair is done, it will remove the roots of the hair.

In addition to it, exposure to the sun should also be limited before and after 6 weeks of the treatment. Due to laser beams, sun exposure can create complications and can damage your skin making the procedure ineffective.

The procedure of Laser Hair Removal:

While preparing for the treatment;

  • The first step would be to trim the portion of hair that will undergo laser treatment for about a few millimeters.
  • After that, the technician will adjust the settings of the equipment, speed, light, and, location of it.
  • To protect from the laser light, you along with the surgeon will have to wear appropriate eye protectors.
  • Before emitting the laser lights, cooling gel will be applied to the targeted areas that will help laser to penetrate around the surface of the skin in better way and it will also calm that area.
  • Then a small patch test may be done to see if there are any side-effects or modifications in settings are required or not.
  • After the procedure is completed, an ice pack along with anti-inflammatory ointments will be given to you, to ease the discomfort, after a few weeks, the next treatment will be scheduled.
  • The process will continue until hair stops coming back.

Recovery and Risks

The technician will give you instructions that need to be adhered to for successful results. Usage of sunscreen is a must. If facial hairs are treated, you can wear makeup even next day of the treatment, if your skin doesn’t have any reactions or blistering. It is advised to use cooling moisturizers on those areas as initially, it may seem as sunburn.There are other possible side-effects such as – swelling, redness, blisters and scarring. Though there are rare chances of it to happen.

Costs of Laser Hair Removal

The drawback of laser hair removal is the hefty prices that you have to pay in each session. Though owing to the benefits, it may justify the cost of the treatment. The cost depends upon:

  • The number of sessions required
  • Size of the area, that requires treatment
  • The time required for the treatment
  • Whether the doctor or any other person is performing
  • Locality, where the treatment will take place

Therefore, it is advised to have a thorough consultation before undergoing laser hair removal.

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