How often have you been unable to put on your favorite short skirt because you have newly grown hair that you haven’t had time to remove?
Unwanted facial and body hair can affect the way we feel, our social interactions, what we wear and what we do. Options for masking or removing unwanted hair include waxing, shaving, IPL, using depilatory creams, or an epilator.
Longer-term options include electrolysis, which uses electric current to destroy individual hair follicles, and laser hair removal.
In the last few years, laser hair removal has become an extremely popular and beloved method for removing unwanted hair because of its efficiency and minimal effort required. Want to have laser hair removal? Here’s what you need to know about the procedure.
What is the Laser Hair Removal procedure?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair.
During laser hair removal, the laser emits light, which is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. Light energy is converted into heat, which damages the tubular sacs in the skin (hair follicles) that produce hair. This damage inhibits or slows down future hair growth.
The procedure is suitable for both men and women.
Can the procedure completely remove unwanted hair?
Laser hair removal can either permanently reduce the density of the hair, or permanently remove unwanted hair.
Temporary hair removal means that growth will resume after a certain period. Then you will have to undergo a maintenance procedure.
Permanent hair removal means that none of the hairs in the treated area will recover after one course of treatment and no current laser therapy is required.
Whether the hair will be removed permanently or temporarily depends on:
– the color and thickness of the treated hair
– the patient’s skin color
However, if you have gray hair that does not have melanin pigmentation, laser hair removal will not affect you.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is suitable for removing unwanted hair from the face, legs, chin, back, arms, armpits, bikini line, and other areas.
Laser hair removal is so popular and loved by everyone because:
It is safe and reliable. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hair while leaving the skin intact.
It works quickly and efficiently Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at once. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, can take up to an hour. At the same time, most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
The Laser MAX3
In our case, the laser hair removal procedure is performed with a special laser with a triple wavelength of 755, 808, 1064 nm, which can penetrate the hair follicle.
ALEXANDRITE 755nm wavelength – This length is especially suitable for light and thin hair that is difficult to affect other lengths.
DIODE 810 nm wavelength – The classic wavelength in laser hair removal. It is especially suitable for areas such as arms and legs.
YAG 1064nm wavelength is characterized by lower energy absorption than melanin. It is great for darker skin types and areas such as armpits and groin.
The procedure with this device is pleasant and safe, thanks to the special cooling system, which provides comfort to the skin during the treatment.
What to expect during the procedure?
Immediately before the procedure, the hairs to be treated should be a few millimeters above the surface of the skin. Usually, a topical painkiller is given 20-30 minutes before the laser procedure to reduce the sensation of the laser pulses. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair. Depending on the laser or light source used, you and the specialist performing the procedure will need to wear appropriate eye protection. You will also need to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the light to penetrate the skin.
The specialist will then start applying pulses to the area and monitor it for a few minutes to make sure that the best settings have been used and to check for bad reactions.
When the procedure is over, you may feel slight discomfort, which can be relieved with a cold compress or lotion. You can schedule the next procedure four to six weeks later. It is good to do procedures until hair growth stops completely.
– The procedure is completely safe and painless;
– Before the procedure it is necessary to shave the hair smoothly;
– After the procedure, it is good to apply sunscreen because the skin can be photosensitive.