For those who do not want to wax, shave or tweeze unwanted hair, a laser hair removal is an ideal option. This procedure uses a pulsating beam of light, absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles. This eventually destroys and eliminates the hair. Laser hair removal is beneficial in removing unwanted hair from the face, arms, underarm, legs, bikini line, and other areas.
The best thing about this removal technique is that it can be selective and target dark and coarse hairs without damaging the skin. The laser, furthermore, can remove many hairs at the same time, in just a few seconds. In fact, treatment for smaller areas like the upper lip may take less than a minute, and large areas like the may take about an hour.
When considering the procedure, cosmetic and laser hair removal centers in Layton suggest limiting waxing, plucking, and electrolysis about six weeks before the removal. This is because laser target roots of the hair, which are removed by plucking or waxing. Avoiding sun exposure is also necessary, as it can make the treatment less effective and increase the likelihood of complications.
The procedure will also require trimming the hair to a few millimeter above the skin surface. The laser will then be adjusted depending on the thickness, color, and location of the hair, as well your skin’s color. The dermatologist may also need to use an eye protection depending on the type of laser used.
A day or two after the treatment, the treated skin may look and feel as if it is sunburned. You may find relief from moisturizers and cool compresses. While blisters are rare, it is likely for those with darker complexions. Other side effects may include redness, swelling, and scarring. Permanent color changes or scarring is rare.
It is likely that you will have permanent hair loss after about three to seven visits. It is important to wear sunscreen to prevent temporary changes in the color of your skin. You may also want to ask for a consultation to know more about cost and procedure for your case.