Hair are an important part of one’s personality. They can have a great impact on the appearance if they are in a good shape. However, when they are present on parts other than the scalp and in case of men on the face, they may not be desirable. Women in particular are not excited about their presence.
To get rid of the unwanted hair, there have been numerous options that have been traditionally used. However, these carry certain risks and none of them are nearly as good as the laser hair removal. In the following lines, we shall learn more about why laser hair removal in Dubai is better than the other options and how it works to get rid of the problem altogether.
Why choose laser treatment?
This is the first question one comes across as many people cite that the treatment causes quite a bit. There is also a concern of potential harm to the skin. The fact is that there are almost no real side effects with the treatment and the cost though high is fully worthwhile since once the treatment has been completed, there is no need to repeat it every few days like the rest of the options. The cost of other more traditional options can beat laser treatment in the longer run as they need to be repeated again and again. Plucking and waxing which are commonly used are also quite painful and carry a risk of ingrown hair and infections. These issues are absent in case of Laser treatment.
How does the treatment work?
The treatment starts with shaving the area to be treated so that the laser energy is not absorbed above the skin which can damage it badly. The treatment works by heating up the dark matter in the follicles, the melanin so that the ability to produce further hair can be inhibited. As the melanin heats up, it also heats up the follicles which starts to shrink and eventually is unable to carry on future hair production. The treatment is generally short though its exact length is determined by the area that is being covered.
How many sessions are needed to remove hair?
The laser hair removal, like the other laser treatments, needs to be repeated a few times in order to ensure that the desired results are had. After the first treatment session, approximately 20% of the follicles stop reproducing hair. By the fifth session, this number goes up by 90%. For the most part, six to seven session are more than enough to get the job done. This number though can go both up and down depending on individual needs.
A few weeks gap is needed between treatments to allow the skin to recover after each session. Afterwards, once a year touch up sessions may be needed to getrid of the few hair that were in the resting phase during the original treatment.
How painful is the treatment?
The treatment has some pain and discomfort associated with it though it is a lot less than what one experiences during plucking or waxing. In order to numb it down and make the patient comfortable, topical anesthetics or a cooling gel is routine applied before the start of the treatment. Cool air may also be blown during the treatment to make it even more comfortable.
What are the side effects?
There are no significant side effects with the laser hair removal treatment. Redness, swelling and itching are quite common and subside within 48 hours without any aid. If you want them to subside quicker, icepacks can be used. In rare cases, discoloration of skin can take place. Though it should correct itself, do see your doctor in that situation.
Photosensitivity is developed after the treatment and its length varies in individuals from a few days to a few weeks. Be sure to avoid the sun during the peak hours and apply a broad spectrum sunscreen when going out during the day. If the treated area is the face or neck, wear a large floppy hat that covers the area well. In case of treatment on the body, wear full clothing that covers the treated area well.
What kind of downtime is expected?
The treatment does not have any downtime which makes is it an even better choice. Rest is recommended but it does not bar a person from carrying his or her daily routine. If you are getting the treated for the first time and not sure what to expect afterwards, taking a day or two off is not a bad idea.
To learn more about Laser hair removal (ازالة الشعر بالليزر) or to schedule a procedure, visit us at Laser Skin Care. Alternatively, you can sign up for a free online consultation by taking a moment to fill in the form given below.