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Laser for Hair Removal

What is laser for hair removal?
 
It's is a procedure that uses a laser - a powerful, pulsating beam of light - to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body.
 
Laser treatment beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles, and pigment (melanin) in the follicles absorb the light that destroys the hair.
 

Why I should go for laser for hair removal?
 
If you aren't happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal is the best option for you.
 
Common treatment are face, legs, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line.
 
 
Benefits of Laser for Hair Removal
 
Short treatments with minimal discomfort - Laser hair removal treatment uses light-based technology to target unwanted hair without causing damage to surrounding skin.
 
Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute.
 
Convenience - Save yourself the daily hassle while knowing that you'll always be free of unwanted hairs.
 
Certainty. Most patients have permanent hair reduction after an average of six to eight sessions.
 
 
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
 
Avoid removing hair by the roots (tweezing, waxing, etc) for at least 6 weeks before your treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
 
You should also avoid direct sun exposure for a week before and after treatment, or use a good sun screen.
 

Is laser for hair removal painful?
 
During laser tretment, you'll feel a snapping sensation. Ice cubes are used to soothe the skin and to cover this sensation.
 
 
During Laser treatment
 
It's necessary for you to shave closely right before your treatment. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.
 
Once the treatment is completed, you might notice redness for the first few hours.
 
After laser hair removal, you need to avoid sun exposure. You will notice some hair shredding in the first few days and weeks after treatment.
 
 
Results
 

Results of laser hair removal vary from person to person, and depends on what area of the body or face is treated.
 
To get the best results, you need at least 6 to 8 treatments spaced around 4 to 6 weeks apart.
 
You need some additional maintenance treatments twice or thrice every 12 months.
 
 
Recovery and Risks
 
After your treatment you should be ready to go back to work or go on with your day.
 
It's normal for you to experience some temporary redness and swelling after laser hair removal that normally disappear within a few hours.
 
 
Costs of Laser Hair Removal

  • It depends on the size of the area being treated 
  • Time required to complete the treatment
  • Number of treatments required
  • Type of laser used
  • Experience of doctor 
  • Place of getting the laser done, if it's a certified centre run by a dermatologist or just another salon or spa.