Laser Hair Removal

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures all around the world. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles will then absorb the light, resulting in the hair follicles being destroyed. Although laser hair removal effectively delays hair growth for long periods, it usually doesn’t result in permanent hair removal. Multiple laser hair removal treatments are needed for initial hair removal, and maintenance treatments might be needed as well.

Why Laser Hair Removal?

Getting laser hair removal will be suitable for those who are looking for a more long-lasting solution to unwanted hair on their body. The benefits of laser hair removal to address concerns about unsightly hair are:

  • No more worries of getting razor burns or “chicken skin”
  • No more time-consuming shaving/plucking
  • Targets hair on the face, chest, arms, legs, back
  • Works on all skin types for all genders

What to expect

Laser Hair Removal usually requires two to six treatments.

For each treatment you’ll wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser beam. There might be a need to shave the site again if necessary. The doctor might apply a topical anaesthetic to your skin to reduce any discomfort during treatment.

What happens after the procedure

You might notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after Laser Hair Removal.

To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area. If you have a skin reaction immediately after Laser Hair Removal, the doctor might apply a steroid cream to the affected area.

After Laser Hair Removal and between scheduled treatments, avoid sunlight and don’t use a tanning bed for six weeks or as directed by your doctor. Use a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen daily.