What Is Laser Technology?
If you are not happy with tweezing hair, plucking with epilators, or applying any kind of hair removal creams or sprays so laser is a best option for those persons. But it is a little costly and depends upon which technology you are going to choose. Laser is the latest technology that uses fine beam of concentrated light into hair follicle to destroy it. Laser can be done on face, arms, legs, or bikini areas also. Laser targets the darker hair and thus targets on it by destroying the hair follicle.
Each pulse of the laser takes a bit of a second and can handle many hairs at a time. The laser can treat a section selected every second. Small areas like the upper lip can be treated in less time, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour, takes a lot of time. In most of cases the patient has permanency to hair destruction while other may require numbers of sessions to get rid of hair.
Preparation for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is removal of unwanted hair. It is a therapeutic procedure that requires preparations to perform and avoid the risks. Before having the laser hair removal session, you should thoroughly check the criteria of the doctor, cosmetologist or technician performing the process. If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit epilation, hair removing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. The laser targets the roots of the hair, that are removed completely by waxing. During laser sessions you must not come with waxed area hair must be there so that it can easily be target. Sun exposure should be avoided for at least six weeks before and after the procedure. Sun exposure less effectively eliminates laser hair and makes complications more likely following treatment. Avoid hot environment and stay in cool places. Avoid going near stove 3-4 days after laser session it can cause heat burn.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal?
Just before the process, target hair those undergoing treatment will be trimmed with few millimeters. Usually, topical numbing medicine is applied 20- 30 minutes before the laser procedure, to help with the sting of the laser pulses add the gel to area and now start doing laser with require temperature according to skin. The laser equipment is calibrated to match color, thickness, position and color of your hair and skin.
Types of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers suitable for hair removal include:
- Long-pulse ruby lasers,
- Long-pulse alexandrite lasers,
- Long pulse diode lasers
- Long-pulse ND YAG lasers.
- Long Pulse Ruby Laser
Its use for tattoo removal and pigmentation removal, freckles, and dark spots removal, it has the option of having; extremely short pulses of high power that can be shorter than 20 seconds.
Long Pulse Alexandrite Laser
Through this treatment its effective to reduce hair growth by using long pulse laser. This strategy is quicker and gives more patient comfort as compared to other strategies. And it is comfortable and more good results are seen.
It is a good quality laser and can give us better results and is used by dermatologists in clinics. The diode laser is the most appropriate technology to remove laser hair, allowing for effective and efficient treatment of all forms of skin and hair in any part of the body. Its good and can be used clinically.
These lasers are used in clinical settings as a laser source for solid-state lasers, a neodymium-doped aluminum garnet called ND YAG. It has a wavelength of 1064 NM and has the capability to reach deeper surfaces of skin tissue than other types of lasers.
- Hirsutism and hypertrichosis
- Aesthetic purposes
A person with history of melanoma, raised moles, suspicious lesions, keloid scar formation, healing problems, active infections, open lesions, hives, herpetic lesions, cold sores, tattoos, or any wound.
In pregnancy its contraindicated because it may be harmful to fetus.
Laser hair removal during breastfeeding should usually be avoided. Your hormones would possibly trigger hair growth changes, which means that the process will not be as successful as you wish.
- Medical Conditions
- Bleeding disorders
- Severe reactions to histamines
People with dark skin should not be prevented from having laser hair removal treatment. but if you also have a suntan, it is important that it fades before any work can get underway.
Areas of the skin where there is a tattoo should be avoided during the sessions of laser hair removal. This is to lessen the skin irritation, as well as any cosmetic changes to your tattoo, it can irritate the skin and may cause skin also.
Lesions and Open Wounds
Laser should not be applied on the lesion site as it may spread wound also and cause danger to skin.
People Who Are Not Suitable for Laser
- People with light skin texture.
- Pigmented skin.
- People with skin diseases.
- People who are pregnant.
It only on depends on the quantity and quality if your hair and if your hair thickness is more and black hair it will have a good effect by laser, but it also has a delayed effect and it depends on that when and how much sessions will you require it all is suggested by your doctor. Some of the people require 4 sessions some of the people may require more than 4 sessions.
Before Laser Session
You must have hormonal checkups if you are a female and have hair under chin you must have an ultrasound of uterus to check any kind of cyst present or not that may be a reason of hirsutism. Then you must go for a session if you have not a hormonal issue.
- Wash skin with given face washes
- Clean the skin properly
- Go for sessions regularly
- Examine skin if any kind of allergic reactions go to your care giver
- Apply ice on face or any area where it is done
- Wear loose clothes
- Do not rub area