For permanent hair removal, doctors consider using laser technology. They can use laser technology to remove hair from locations such as legs, arms, upper lip, armpits, bikini line, and chin. You can also undergo the removal of unwanted hair on any part of your body apart from your eyelids. However, you might not be eligible for this technology if you have tattoos.
The success of the procedure depends on the pigment of your hair. Can the hair absorb the light? Once the hair absorbs the laser, it damages the follicle. The higher the contrast between the hair and the skin, the more your skin is at risk of damage. However, with advanced laser technologies, people with dark skin can undergo laser hair removal treatment.
The benefits of laser hair loss technology include:
Before getting the procedure, you should consider a doctor with a specialty in dermatology or cosmetic surgery. He or she should also be board-certified.
Next, schedule an appointment with the doctor to determine if you are an eligible candidate for the procedure. During the appointment, your dentist might do the following:
Your doctor can also discuss your treatment plan during the appointment.
He will then recommend you to do the following:
For a successful laser hair loss treatment, you will require up to 6 sessions. Your doctor will then plan the intervals of treatment depending on the location. For areas where hair grows fast,the doctor will recommend treatments every 4 to 8 weeks. If the site has slow hair growth, he or she might recommend treatment every 8 to 16 weeks.
During the procedure, your doctor will ask you to put on special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser. Your doctor’s assistant might shave the area and apply topical anesthesia to reduce discomfort during the procedure.
Next, the doctor will press a hand-held laser instrument to your skin. He or she can apply a cooling gel on the tip of the instrument to reduce the side effects. Once the doctor activates the laser, the beam will pass through your skin to the hair follicles. The intense heat from the laser will damage the hair follicles, thus inhibiting hair growth.
The risks vary depending on hair color, skin type, pre-treatment, post-treatment care. Some of the side effects include:
In case these side effects are severe, you should contact your doctor for treatment
To reduce discomfort after the procedure, you can apply an ice pack over the area. If you experience skin irritation immediately after the procedure, the doctor might apply steroid cream on the affected area.
The dentist will also ask you to avoid direct sunlight after the procedure. You can avoid tan beds for at least two weeks and use a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen daily.
Do you need hair removal treatment using laser technology? At Foreviva Medical Clique in Menlo Park, CA, we use Alma Laser Harmony XL SHR Hair Removal Lasers. The technology is certified as well as our doctors. Therefore, you will not have to worry about complications.