Are you tired of having bumps, nicks and burns which are the end result of an attempt to remove unwanted hair? Or are you going crazy with the aggravation from continuous shaving or tweezing? Then you might want to consider laser hair removal. Canada MedLaser uses the latest technology for removing unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal is the use of laser to remove unwanted hairs. It has become one of the popular cosmetic procedures performed in the world today.
How does it work?
Beams of highly concentrated light are used to selectively penetrate the hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorbs the light thus destroying the hairs within the follicle and preventing hair from growing in that part of the body in the future.
The treatment does successfully inhibit hair growth and it is a guaranteed way of completely removing those unwanted hairs. Some of the most common types of lasers include alexandrite, diode, intense pulsed light and neodymium YAG.
How safe is it?
Lasers have great precision in selectively targeting hairs, leaving the skin around the targeted area undamaged. With each pulse taking a split second, laser hair removal can treat many hairs at once.
Laser hair removal is not recommended for hair treatment around the eye to avoid severe eye injury.
Things to look out for during the Procedure
Before laser hair removal, any hair in the part to be treated is trimmed, kept clean and dry. The laser device will be adjusted with regards to the color, thickness, and location of hair to be treated.
The eye is properly shielded during this procedure to avoid injury. A hand held laser is pressed against your skin during the procedure. Some laser devices come with a cooling device or a cooling gel used to protect the skin. This will help reduce any discomfort
Laser pulse is administered to the area being treatment. The treatment area is observed for several minutes for any form of irritation.
Once the laser has been activated, the beam targets the area where air originates. With the intense heat from the laser beam, the hair follicle is damaged thus preventing hair from growing any further.
Laser treatment takes only a few minutes for small treatment areas like the upper lip or underarm but larger areas like the back could take hours.
Once completed, your doctor may give you anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or even cold water to relieve you of any discomfort from swelling, irritation or even redness. These symptoms are normally temporary and fade off within hours.
Creams and lotions or aloe gel might as well be suggested by the doctor. If you develop any skin reactions immediately the doctor might apply steroid cream to the affected treatment area.
Some of the eventual side effects of this procedure such as lightening or darkening of the affected skin, blistering or even scaring are only temporary. Patient should avoid exposure to the sun and tanning beds as well after treatment.