Laser Hair Removal – What Are the Risks and Side Effects?
It is best to have a professional perform laser hair removal for safety and optimal results. This is because it is a medical procedure that carries risks, such as burning or scarring.
Using a wand infused with laser energy, your Ideal Image beauty consultant targets hair follicles to remove unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal is a precise procedure that leaves skin soft and smooth after each treatment.
Unlike waxing or shaving, which only removes the top layer of your hair, laser treatments target follicles at the root. This results in fewer and shorter treatments, as well as long-term permanent results.
Most Effective & Affordable Way to Reduce Unwanted Body Hair
Laser hair removal is the most effective and affordable way to reduce unwanted body hair. It’s faster and safer than waxing or shaving and is also the only method that removes hair from all skin types and tones.
Laser hair removal is considered to be one of the safest and most effective methods for permanent hair removal. But just like any medical treatment, it comes with risks and side effects.
Depending on the part of the body that’s being treated, laser hair removal is more or less painful. However, a lot of people find that the pain sensation is minimal.
In fact, even those with very sensitive skin can tolerate the procedure quite well. In addition to numbing creams, cold air can also help minimize the discomfort during laser hair removal.
Before your appointment, make sure that you shave your treatment area 24 hours before the session. This helps reduce the pain by removing hair before the laser hits it.
Top Layer of Skin
Unlike shaving, plucking and waxing which only remove hair from the top layer of skin, laser hair removal targets hair follicles deep beneath the surface.
The laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicles in turn producing an intense heat which disables the hair follicle and prevents it from growing any more.
In most cases, no downtime is required after a laser hair removal treatment. Patients can return to work, errands and school without any adverse effects as long as they follow the aftercare instructions.
The best part about this technology is that you will need only a handful of treatments to achieve the desired results. For optimal results, it is recommended to schedule 4-12 sessions every 1-2 months. This schedule allows you to take advantage of the long term benefits and avoid the hassles of regular maintenance. With the right approach, you can enjoy smooth, sexy skin for years to come. Call to schedule your complimentary consultation today!
When done correctly and with the right treatment settings, laser hair removal can provide permanent results. However, some people experience regrowth after their treatments.
This is normal and may result in some finer, lighter hairs. This is because your body can grow new hair follicles even after you finish your treatments, especially when you’re young or go through a hormonal change.
To keep the skin and hair smooth, laser hair removal is usually recommended to be done in a series of 2 to 6 sessions, followed by maintenance treatments as needed.
During each session, the doctor will press a hand-held laser instrument to your skin. Depending on the type of laser, a cooling device on the tip of the instrument or a cool gel might be used to lessen your pain and discomfort.
How Does It Work?
Lasers use pulses of light to destroy the pigment in hair follicles, which makes them unable to grow. After a few treatments, most patients notice a significant reduction in the number of hairs in their treatment area.
The treatment session itself takes a short amount of time depending on the size of the area to be treated and how thick the hair is. For small areas, a session may take ten minutes or less, while larger areas might need up to an hour of treatment.
To ensure optimal results, it’s important to choose the right type of laser for your skin and treatment area. This will reduce the risk of hypopigmentation (white spots), hyperpigmentation, and other side effects.
You’ll also need to avoid tanning booths or excessive sun exposure in the weeks prior to your treatment as well as hot showers and baths, as these can damage the skin’s surface. This will allow your skin to absorb the energy of the laser more effectively.