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Laser hair removal

What is the Laser hair removal?

Excessive or unsightly body hair can be upsetting for both men and women and difficult or inconvenient to remove. Laser hair removal is a rapid, yet gentle way of removing unwanted hair, and is medically proven to give you permanent hair reduction.
Laser hair removal procedure is much shorter than other methods such as electrolysis. Advancements in technology means you are able to carry on with your daily routine straight away with no down time.

What is the procedure?

Laser hair removal machines use focused light to penetrate the epidermis of the skin and target the underlying hair. The hair’s pigment absorbs the light and is destroyed, meaning it is instantly removed and further growth is hindered, leaving the skin with a smooth appearance. Treatments are most effective on darker and coarser hair because it has a lot of pigment and can absorb a lot of energy. Fine hair cannot absorb so much energy.
Laser hair removal treatments take from ten minutes to approximately forty minutes, depending on the area being treated.
As laser hair removal isn't as painful as other hair removal treatments, it can be used to remove hair even in sensitive areas, such as the face or bikini line, as well as from your back, tummy or chest.

What kind of result can you expect?

You will see noticeable results after your first treatment. Laser hair removal will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and hair free.The number of treatments needed will vary between patients depending on skin color, hair color, texture and density. It usually takes a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 treatments for most people to achieve successful long term hair removal.

Recovery period and recommendations

There is very little if any recovery time, though you may have some redness following a treatment, this may last between one and eight hours. For 24 hours after your treatment you should avoid heat treatments, saunas and direct sun exposure.

Possible side effects and complications

The area be treated will experience slight numbness. Some patients may also experience slight tingling and numbness after treatment due to the skin is burned slightly by lasers.
If you are a very sensitive skin type, swelling is a side effect that could easily occur. It caused by the accumulation of fluid beneath the skin. The swelling can also be directly dependent upon the type of laser settings that were used within the treatment, longer wavelengths laser may also produce tiny bumps resembling goose bumps and additional edema, which should go away within 1-2 days.
Sometimes laser can irritate hair follicles, such that slight bleeding or the formation of scabs occurs.
Hypopigmentation refers to the lightening of skin due to the laser beam is partially absorbed into the skin instead of being absorbed into the hair follicle. The light rays can ruin or defect the melanin of the skin and by that harm the ability of the body to manufacture skin tone. The lightning of skin tone generally lasts up to two months and may be permanent in some cases.
Although infection following laser hair removal treatments is unusual, bacterial, fungal and viral infections can occur due to the superficial skin is injured by lasers.
Bruising is a relatively rare of laser hair removal risks.
Eye damage caused by laser hair removal is a long term and harmful side impact, however it is also extremely rare.

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