Tired of shaving? Fed up with the pain of waxing? You can get noticeable reduction in hair regrowth with laser hair removal. The laser emits a gentle light beam through your skin to the hair follicles. The energy transforms itself into heat, which destroys the follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected thanks to a cooling device in the laser machine. The procedure is totally safe and painless.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THIS TREATMENT?
If you have unwanted hair anywhere on your body, then you should consider laser hair removal. The procedure varies from patient to patient, depending on skin colour as well as thickness and density of your hair. A popular request is for hair reduction around their neck, a part of the body that is difficult to shave.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Essential Facts
- Five to seven sessions at four to six weeks intervals are necessary. Generally speaking, the thicker and darker your hair, the faster the result.
- A medical sunblock with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or higher must be used daily for at least one month before and after the procedure to reduce the risk of pigment changes and to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
- Laser procedures however are not recommended during pregnancy or while taking a drug called Roaccutane. A patch test may be performed to ascertain parameters most suitable to your individual case.