Laser hair removal is a treatment that may reduce or remove unwanted face or body hair in a permanent manner without causing any pain or injury to the patient. It is a mild treatment that may treat tiny or larger regions successfully with no pain and with no downtime, and it leaves the skin appearing smoother more silkier than waxing, electrolysis, or razors do.
The process of removing undesired hair with a laser involves more than just “zapping” the hair. It is a kind of medical technique that must be learned in order to be performed and has the potential for adverse effects. Before undergoing laser hair removal, you should make sure the physician or technician who will be doing the treatment has the appropriate training and certifications.
It is recommended that you refrain from plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for a period of six weeks prior to getting laser hair removal. This is due to the fact that the laser targets the hair follicles, which are the parts of the hair that are temporarily eliminated during plucking or waxing.
In addition to this, you should stay out of the sun for a period of six weeks both before and after treatment. Sun exposure reduces the effectiveness of laser hair removal and increases the risk of developing problems after treatment.
Just before to the process, the areas of your hair that are going to be treated will be clipped so that they are just a few millimeters above the surface of the skin. 20–30 minutes before the laser operation, a topical numbing drug is often administered in order to aid with the stinging sensation that is caused by the laser pulses. Adjustments will be made to the laser equipment in accordance with the color, thickness, and position of the hair on your body that is to be treated as well as the color of your skin.
Both you and the technician will need to wear protective eyewear depending on the kind of laser or light source that is being used. It is also going to be essential for you to use a cold gel or some other kind of specialized cooling equipment in order to shield the outermost layers of your skin. Because of this, the laser light will have an easier time penetrating the skin.
After that, the technician will give the treatment region a pulse of light and then observe it for several minutes to ensure that the optimal settings were utilized and to check for any adverse responses.
After the operation is over, you can be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to help alleviate any pain you may be experiencing. You may make an appointment for your subsequent treatment anywhere between four and six weeks later. You will continue to get treatments until your hair no longer grows.