Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has become a popular choice for removing unwanted hair. Laser hair removal systems use laser light an intense, pulsating beam of light to remove unwanted hair. Your doctor may use multiple treatments to target areas such as the face, upper lip, neck, chest, breasts, underarms, back, abdomen, bikini line and legs.
laser hair reduction is becoming very common alternative for waxing, threading and bleaching. After the session it is very important to follow a proper after care regime to avoid redness or other side effects. .. Read More ...
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Unlike normal light, laser is made up of one colour, the rays of light are parallel and the rays travel in step with each other. These properties make laser light very powerful and capable of removal of unwanted body hair.Nd:YAG stands for Neodimium Yttrium Aluminium Garnet. Skin and Hair contains melanin which absorbs the laser energy. Laser of shorter wavelengths are better absorbed by melanin than the lasers of longer wavelengths. .. Read More ...
Laser hair removal works by sending a beam of laser light to a group of hair follicles with enough power to disable or destroy the root, but not enough power to harm the surrounding skin. This process is called selective photothermolysis. It is selective because it targets only the hair and not the skin. Photo means light and thermolysis means destroying with heat. The surrounding skin is usually cooled. Some methods include a gel, a spray, or a cooling tip.
Hair Removal by Laser is NOT ELECTROLYSIS. Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs one-at-a-time by directing an electric current into each hair follicle. This is the high tech/modern day method of destroying massive amounts of hair follicles with a simple trigger pull.
The level of pain from laser hair removal depends on the patient and that person's skin and hair type. Typically, the treatment tends to hurt less for people with lighter skin tones and finer hair. Most people however, tolerate laser hair removal very well.
After the treatment, you may have redness or bumps. This is normal. You may use a cold compress if needed. Makeup may be used. Moisturizer is good to use. Use sun block of SPF 25 or more for a couple of weeks after your treatment. The only other acceptable hair removal method during your treatment regimen is shaving if needed. Hair will shed up to three weeks after treatment. It may seem like new hair growth, but it is just the hair coming out. You can help the hairs out by using a loofah or washcloth.
Note: This is a general article and not a medical advice. This article cannot be used for decision making for Laser Hair Removal. It is not information only. You must talk to your doctor and a specialist to go for a laser hair removal.