Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal provides a suitable option to permanently remove unwanted hair when you are not satisfied with the results of shaving or waxing. Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures; it works by concentrating light beams on hair follicles and destroying them.
The laser can also be used to remove unwanted hair from all areas of the body, such as the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, and other body areas.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
- Efficiency. The laser is one of the most efficient hair-removal methods; its effect is long-lasting and can remove unwanted hair from all areas of the body.
- Speed. Laser removes hair permanently in a relatively short time, depending on the area being treated. For example, the lower lip area needs a few seconds, while the larger areas of the body, such as the legs and the back, need about an hour.
- Effectiveness. The laser hair removal requires several sessions to ensure permanent hair removal, and it does not exceed eight sessions.
- Minimum discomfort. Laser hair removal is less painful than waxing or threading. The laser specialist applies an anesthetic cream on the skin before the treatment to reduce the stinging sensation with every pulse of the laser.
- Improve skin texture. Laser hair removal helps to smoothen the skin and enhance its beauty. The laser is safe for hair removal in sensitive areas such as the area around the mouth and eyes.
- Rare side effects. The side effects of laser hair removal are rare and not permanent. These side effects are limited to mild redness, pain, or swelling, and they wear off quickly.
How to prepare for laser hair removal?
- Protect the area to be treated from sun exposure for at least four to six weeks to avoid sunburns before the treatment.
- Avoid bleaching, plucking, or waxing hair four to six weeks before the treatment.
- Avoid taking herbs or light-sensitive medications for at least 24 hours before treatment.
- Do not shave the area to be treated for a period of three to eight days before the treatment, and for better results, it is advised not to shave for one to two weeks so that the specialist can see the hair on the day of treatment.
- Use sunscreen throughout the treatment period.
What to expect during laser hair removal?
The procedure begins with adjusting the laser machine according to the color, density, and location of the hair and to the color of the skin as well, then a cold gel or a special cooling cream is applied on the skin to protect the outer layer of the skin, and allow the laser light to penetrate the skin. The laser specialist will direct a pulse of laser light to the skin and monitor the area that was exposed to the light pulse for several minutes to make sure the settings are correct and that no unwanted reaction occurs.
After laser hair removal
After completing the laser hair removal session, apply ice packs, cold water, or anti-inflammatory creams to the treated area to relieve the irritation and discomfort. The date of the next session is set, usually after four to six weeks, and these sessions are repeated until the hair is permanently removed.
There are several tips to follow after the treatment, including:
- Apply aloe vera gel to the treated area for two to four days
- Apply ice packs to the treated area if the burning sensation persists for more than 24 hours.
- Do not use cosmetics or creams on the treated area and do not scratch or mess with it in any way.
- Avoid cleaning the skin vigorously because it is sensitive at this stage, and avoid hot water or sauna or intense exercise for two days after the treatment.
- Avoid sunbathing for the first three days of treatment.
- Use high-quality sunscreen SPF 70 when going outdoors.
Depending on your hair type and how many sessions you have undergone, our experts will probably use the Candela Gentle Max Pro for your hair removal. We chose the Candela Gentle Max Pro premium laser as its cooling technology offers unparalleled comfort and safety levels, while achieving very efficient results in the shortest time possible for a laser.
The laser generates sufficient heat at the hair follicle to destroy it and prevent future growth. The Dynamic Cooling Device (CDC) sprays a cooling burst of cryogen to ensure the safety of the skin and to prevent pain.
Before: You should avoid waxing, shaving or other traditional hair-removal methods for six weeks prior to treatment. Also be sure to avoid sun exposure for two weeks prior to treatment.
After: You should avoid the sun for two weeks and cover treated area with sun block when you are outside during the day.
Treatment sessions vary in length and can be as short as 15 minutes for small areas, or 90 minutes for full-body hair removal. It usually takes 4-6 sessions to achieved the desired results. One session is not enough because, while the laser destroys hair follicles in their active growth, not all of the hair will be in its growth stage as the hair-growth cycle occurs in three stages.
Discomfort will be almost completely alleviated by the cooling CDC technology. CDC also helps eliminate side effects. Possible side effects of hair removal are minor and include erythema and skin redness, usually lasting only a few hours.
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