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What is Laser hair removal?
February 7, 2019

What is Laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a medical technique that uses a focused beam of light (laser) to remove and reduce unwanted hair. During laser hair removal the first impact on hair loss laser hair on the hair is usually two weeks after treatment. After the first two weeks of the laser, patient cannot see any hair, after two weeks of laser hair removal hairs become loose and thin, and grow even more slowly, and during each single session laser hair density decreases until finally most of the hair more than 80% disappear. A mono-color and wave optical laser is used in this technique to damage the melanin pigmentation. The thicker and more black the hair is, the more melanin it has and better absorbs the light therefore it is easier to disappear.

What is Laser hair removal

Before laser hair removal you should not do the following items:

  1. Avoid waving, waxing and scratching for 4 to 6 weeks before the laser and use only Gillette for hair shaves.
  2. Do not use drugs that cause light sensitivity 24 hours before the laser.
  3. If you have skin diseases such as warts, herpes and other problems, first tell your doctor.
  4. If you are taking any antibiotics, inform your doctor.
  5. Do not shave 3 to 5 days after the laser and shave your skin just twice a week.

The benefits of laser hair removal

It is a non-invasive method that does not require cutting into the skin and will permanently reduce the hair. With a laser hair removal, you can remove excess hair forever. Both groups of dark and white-skinned people can laser their hair with this method. Signs of laser effects on excessive hair are:

  • Reducing the number of hairs
  • Reduced hair growth
  • Thinning of the hair
  • Hair Loss

Common treatment areas in laser hair removal

Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and the bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area.

What is the best laser hair removal device?

The best and the newest laser hair removal is Alexander (2018). Some of its advantages are high speed and better accuracy and less pain can be noted. Another most important advantage of this machine is that it does not change skin pigmentation and even does not destroy them, and the number of sessions is between 2 and 4 sessions, but other devices usually need 7 sessions for treatment and may not be effective. To reduce the pain, local anesthetics can be used on the surface of the skin or apply cold gels, ice-sprays, and ice, and the best of these are suppressant spray.

Laser Complications on Excessive Hair

  • burn
  • Lick
  • Infection
  • Failure to answer
  • Folic acid and acne

How is laser hair removal cost?

The cost of laser hair removal may vary depending on the following factors.

  • The size of the area where you need to have a superfluous laser.
  • Number of treatment sessions
  • The device used for laser
  • The clinic where the laser is performed.

Summary

Laser hair removal is a permanent method to remove excess hair. If it is done by a specialist doctor and the principles are followed, no harm will occur to the body. The laser works with a wavelength and optical device and only waves on the surface of the skin. During this technique, a laser produces a light that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. The light energy is transformed to heat, which damages the hair follicles and therefore prevents future hair growth.

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