If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering.
Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. It beams highly concentrated light into the hair follicles. Pigments in the follicles absorb the light that destroys the hair.
Benefits of laser hair removal
Lasers are useful in removing unwanted hair from the face, neck, leg, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. It has many advantages which include:
- Precision: Lasers can selectively target dark and coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
- Speed: Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hair at the same time. The laser an treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas such as the back or the legs may take up to 1hour max.
- Predictability: Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of 3-5 sessions.
What to expect during laser hair removal?
Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, location of the hair to be treated, and the skin color.
Depending on the laser or the light source used, you and the technician will need to take proper eye protection. It will also be necessary to protect the outer layer of the skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the laser light to penetrate the skin.
Next, the technician will give a pulse of light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for the reactions.
After the completion of the procedure, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment 4-6 weeks later. You will get treatments until the unwanted hair stops growing.
Laser hair removal at Dr. Paul’s Multispecialty Clinic
This FDA approved procedure is 10 years old. At Dr. Paul’s clinic, we not only possess variety of laser machines that effectively can treat people having any complexion, but also these machines work by emitting lasers of FDA recommended wavelength. It is the most advanced laser machine and Dr. Paul and his team is probably the only clinic in the city which provides a complete laser solution.