Laser Hair Removal

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive procedure that uses laser energy to safely reduce unwanted hair growth from different body parts for a long time.

The laser energy targets the hair follicles in a growth phase. It requires multiple treatment sessions to destroy all the hair follicles that enter the growth phase at different times. During your consultation, our specialist will advise on the required number of treatment sessions according to your specific conditions to achieve optimal results.

This method was performed experimentally for about twenty years before becoming commercially available in 1995 and 1996 after proving successful. In 1997, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved this hair removal tactic. Over the years, laser hair removal has become more effective and efficient; thus, it is now a standard method for removing hair for long periods.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is used for both men and women to remove unwanted facial and body hair. You no longer need to bear the pain of waxing, razors, or electrolysis, as Laser Hair Removal provides the best alternative for these hair removal methods.

Some of the benefits of Laser Hair Removal include the following:

  • Safe procedure for all skin types with No downtime
  • FDA-approved technology for permanent hair reduction
  • Easy and Quick Treatment method for larger areas of the body
  • Less painful and discomforting as compared to other traditional hair removal methods.

How Laser Hair Removal Technology Works

The system used in Laser Hair Removal emits low-level infrared laser light that targets the pigment located in the hair follicle and destroys it. The handpiece used for casting the laser light is pulsed and turns on for a fraction of a second. This duration of each pulse is enough to destroy the hair follicle. It leads to the practical and permanent removal of unwanted hair.

The handpiece gives a cooling and soothing sensation during the procedure as it moves along the targeted skin. Some patients feel slight stinging or pinching when a laser pulse is delivered to their skin. Although the process doesn’t require local anesthesia or any pain medication, some patients want to use a topical anesthetic to treat sensitive areas of the body.

What to Expect After the Treatment of Laser Hair Removal

You can quickly return to your daily activities after laser hair removal. Usually, immediately after the procedure, mild redness and swelling occur on the treated area. However, it only lasts for a few hours. You may use sunscreen, or a skin care product prepared for your skin type, especially if the treatment area needs sun exposure.

After 3-7 days of the treatment, you may notice some hair on the treated area, which will shed away within a few days and not re-grow again. It is recommended not to use wax or pluck hair between the treatment sessions, but you can shave your hair.

Are there any side effects of Laser Hair Removal?

There are a few side effects of the treatment, which include swelling and slight redness of the treated area, which only last for a few hours or less. Rarely, blistering may occur after hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal works on all skin types, per the Fitzpatrick skin types scale, including tanned skin.

Visit Holistic Aesthetics, and our specialist will advise on the required number of treatment sessions according to your specific conditions to achieve optimal results.

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