A body that looks great is something that everyone desires. There are a number of issues that can stopa person from achieving that goal. One of these problems is the unwanted hair. Both men and women complain about them and try various options in order to get rid of them.
The traditional methods such as waxing and plucking have a baggage of problems with them and you should use the latest technique being used around the globe; Laser Hair Removal Treatment. It is almost pain free and has long term usefulness. FDA has approved as a permanent solution for removing unwanted hair. A lot of people are making use of this treatment right here in the UAE as well.
Even though it is pretty widespread, one must be certain that it is good for him or her. We shall look into the matter and see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
How does it work?
Selective Photothermolysis (SPTL) is the principle behind the treatment. Lasers, which are intense beams of light, are used at specific wavelengths to target melanin, the dark matter in the hair follicle.The follicles are heated to the point that theirability to re-grow is damaged.The dark target matter is affected faster than the rest of the area and hair removal is done without any serious damage to the surrounding areas.
The rule of thumb for candidacy
The general rule of thumb that is used to check the candidacy of a person for a laser hair removal treatment is the difference between the color of the skin and the hair.A person whose skin color is lighter than the shade of his or her hair is considered as an ideal candidate for laser hair removal treatment.
The Fitzpatrick Scale
In order to ascertain the candidacy of a person for laser hair removal treatment, a scale known as the Fitzpatrick Scale is commonly used. It was devised by a Harvard Dermatologist Dr. Thomas B. Patrick in 1975. People falling in the scale from I to IV are considered to be ideal candidates as they have light to medium skin tone and medium to dark hair color. Those falling under the Class V and VI too can get the treatment but the efficacy may not be as good.
Who should avoid?
People under the age of 14 should not undergo laser hair removal treatment. Even though there is no proof of harm, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not receive the treatment as well. It should also be avoided in case of the target area has makeup or tattoos on it.
To learn more about laser hair removal treatment or to schedule an appointment for a procedure, visit us at Laser Skin Care. You can also set up a free online consultation by filling in the form given below.