Laser Hair Treatment
Are you not happy with waxing, tweezing or shaving to remove unnecessary hair? Well, laser hair removal is the best treatment you should consider. It is one of the popular and commonly acticed
cosmetic techniques in the United States. In this procedure, highly concentrated light is beamed into hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment present in the follicles.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser procedure remains beneficial for removing annoying hair from the leg, arm, bikini line, face, underarm and other areas.
Each and every pulse of laser just take less than a second to treat several hairs at the equal time. It can treat a part of the quarter-size every second. For example, large areas like the legs or the back can be treated within an hour and small areas like the upper lip is possible to treat in less than one minute.
The lasers can particularly aim dark coarse hairs and leave the surrounding areas undamaged.
The majority of patients experience permanent hair loss following three to five sittings of laser hair removal procedure.
How to prepare yourself for this procedure?
It is simple than zapping undesirable hair. Laser hair removal is a medical process which needs the training to carry out and transmits possible risks. Prior to obtaining the laser hair removal procedure, you should check the experience and credentials of the technician or doctor performing the procedure. When you have plans to do laser hair removal procedure, you should avoid electrolysis, waxing and plucking for about six weeks prior to the treatment. It is because the laser focuses the roots of the hair and plucking or waxing can remove the roots temporarily. It is also important to avoid sun exposure after and before treatment. Ensure to avoid at least six weeks before the treatment. It is because sun exposure can make laser hair removal treatment less effective and has chances to cause complications after the treatment.
What to anticipate during the laser hair removal procedure?
Prior to the procedure, the portion of hair that is going to be treated will be trimmed exactly till the surface of the skin. The technician will adjust the laser equipment as per to the location, thickness and color of the hair that is treated and according to the skin color. Depending on the light or laser source utilized, the technician and the patient have to wear necessary eye protection. It is also important to preserve the outer portions of the skin by using a special cooling device or cold gel. It will assist the laser light to breach the skin. Following, the technician would offer a pulse of laser light to the dealing area. They will wait and watch for a few minutes to ensure that they have used the best settings and also look for bad reactions. After the completion of the procedure, they will offer anti-inflammatory lotions or creams, ice packs and cold water to reduce any discomfort. The technician will schedule the next treatment after four to six weeks. The treatment will be continued until the hair growth stops.
Risks and Recovery
After a day or two, the treated portion of the skin will look like as though it is sunburned. Moisturizers and cold press help to a certain extent. If the face is treated, the patient can wear makeup after a day except your skin is scorching. After a month, the treated hair will naturally fall out. Ensure to use sunscreen in the following months to prevent temporary changes or avoid color change in the treated skin. Blisters are caused in rare cases. It is mostly caused to people who have dark complexions. Some of the possible side effects of laser hair removal procedure are scarring, redness and removal. Permanent changes in skin or scarring are rare.
What is the cost of laser hair removal treatment?
The cost of the session differs from one country to another and one physician to another. It is necessary to check the experience and expertise of the physician before fixing the appointment for laser hair removal treatment. It is also best to see the physician’s past records and list of treated patients to get an idea about their experience. There are certain physicians who charge a cheap fee for this procedure. You should take care when approaching such physicians. Do not focus on cost instead check their service quality. It is very important as the procedure totally involves your body.
The cost of the treatment mostly depends on the following factors
- Size of the portion that is being treated.
- The time necessary for treatment.
- Number of sessions needed.
- Whether the physician or their assistant is performing.
- The place or country you are taking the procedure.
It is best to fix a consultation session at Derm-E-Care Clinic to get a complete idea of the cost, side effects, and other associated risks involved in this procedure.