- 29 Mar, 2017
- Laser Clinic
Removal of unwanted hair is the second most popular cosmetic procedure in recent years for women as well as for an increasing number of men.
Studies show that for suitable candidates, hair removal lasers can reduce hair counts by 20 percent to 90 percent. Results vary from person to person, and some people respond better to treatment than others do.
How laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses laser light — an intense, pulsating beam of light — to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal works by passing a light beam through the skin. The laser targets dark pigment, called melanin, in hair. When the light beam hits the hair follicle (where hair growth originates), the intense heat destroys the hair follicle instantly.
Where we can apply laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is used for people who want to remove unwanted body hair. Common treatment areas include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and bikini line. However, it is possible to treat unwanted hair in almost any area of the body.
Although laser hair removal doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal, it does extend the hair-free period, which can vary from several months to many years. With multiple treatments, long-term hair removal is possible.
What do you expect During the procedure?
At EMC you will be asked to wear protective goggles When the laser is activated, you feel a stinging sensation. Oftentimes a topical local anesthetic is applied before the procedure to reduce discomfort. The procedure causes a slight charring of stubble. You also may notice some odor of singed hair, which is normal.
How long the procedure takes depends on the area of the body involved. A small area such as the upper lip may take several minutes. A larger area such as the back may require around one hour.
What do you expect after the treatment?
After laser hair removal, no medications or bandages are necessary. You may notice some redness and swelling for the first few hours. Also, stinging may occur for the first 24 to 48 hours. Some people experience a slight crusting of the skin. If crusting occurs, keep the area moist with petroleum jelly (Vaseline).
What are the Post treatment advices?
• Avoid exercise and exertion for the first 24 hours. Perspiration from exertion may increase irritation caused by the laser.
• Avoid exposure to the sun for several weeks after treatment. After this period, make certain you apply sunscreen whenever you're in the sun. Avoid tanning booths — the ultraviolet light damages the skin.
• Don't wax or pluck hairs for two weeks before treatments.
• Don't pick at or manipulate the skin in treated areas.
• Don't rub or scrub the treated area. You may gently wash the area with soap and water.
What are the Hair Removal Laser Side Effects?
At EMC our medical team will meet with you before the procedure and determine your treatment plan.
Complications from laser hair removal are rare and transet .And our team will talk to you about how these risks apply to you .
Side effects from laser hair removal include:
• Incomplete hair removal or regrowth. Some hair may be resistant to the laser treatment or may regrow after treatment.
• Darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation). This is usually a temporary condition, but in rare instances, is long lasting or permanent.
• Blistering and scarring. These rarely occur.
• Crusting or scabbing. If this occurs, it's temporary.
• Hair changes. New hair growth may be finer and lighter in color. In some cases, new hair may grow in areas adjacent to the treated areas. This can be successfully treated with additional laser treatments.
How musch it Cost?
the cost depends on the number and size of the areas treated, and the time required for treatment.