Introduction to laser hair removal

Basic information about laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is designed to permanently remove unwanted hair on the face and body using the light energy produced by the laser. Unwanted hair is a common problem in both women and men. Various methods of hair removal – shaving, co-masking, plucking, dipilator creams and others lead to only temporary and unsatisfactory results.

In contrast, laser hair removal is a permanent, fast and painless method that can be used to completely and permanently remove unwanted hair. Best results are achieved with fair skin and darker, thicker hair.

The area to be treated is shaved 1-2 days prior to the procedure, cleaned and contact gel is applied. The laser produces pulsed beams of highly concentrated light energy, which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles and thus leads to their damage.

The procedure can be mildly uncomfortable but is usually not painful. The duration of the laser procedure can be from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the area being treated. Any redness and swelling in the affected areas usually disappears within a short time, with most people returning to their normal activity immediately after the procedure itself.

Laser hair removal is a safe procedure if it is performed by an experienced professional, a medical professional is a must.

How many treatments are needed?

Most types of laser hair removal require at least 4-6 treatments with 1 month in between for permanent hair removal in any one area. The face requires more treatments as opposed to the body.

Does laser hair removal cause scarring?

There is a risk of scarring, but the likelihood is very small. The risk is due to many factors:

– The skills, experience and qualifications of the person performing the procedure;

– the ability/susceptibility of the body;

– the amount of melanin pigment in the skin;

– the type of equipment used for laser hair removal;

Some people get pigment changes after the procedure. They may be expressed in darkening and/or lightening of the skin. Most people think that these are scars, but it is actually not the case. The “scars” caused by the altered pigmentation that may appear after the laser procedure usually disappear within a few weeks or a month.

Choosing an experienced clinic can reduce the risk. You can minimize the risk of scarring by choosing an experienced clinic where procedures are performed by medical professionals.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal can cause some discomfort. Most people tend to define the sensation of the procedure as tolerable. The sensation is individual and can be quite different for everyone who has undergone the same procedure. In the beginning, you will feel a slight sensitivity, sort of like a prick, indicating that the laser is active. After a series of pulses have been produced, there may be a slight burning sensation.

How much does laser hair removal cost?

The cost of laser hair removal depends on the area being treated and can be a major consideration when deciding whether to undergo the procedure.

The cost depends on many factors such as:

– The type of laser being used;

– where the procedure is performed;

– the size of the area being treated;

The cost of laser hair removal also depends on the amount of time needed for different areas, as well as different combinations, packages and/or promotions.

Don’t let the price of laser hair removal be the guiding factor in your choice.

The cost of laser hair removal is one of the most frequently asked questions, but it’s not the only factor to consider. Don’t compromise on quality of service to save money. Make a realistic assessment of the costs you would incur before you start laser hair removal treatments. Discuss with the doctor in advance the number of laser hair removal treatments you are likely to need. And remember, everyone is different and very individual, so don’t trust mostly and only the opinion of others.

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