Perfection is not easy to achieve in any matter of life. Same is true with one’s appearance. Any small issues can ruin your perfect look. One of the common issues that a lot of people face are the unwanted hair on the different parts of the body. To get rid of them, people have employed several methods over the eras and some of the still continue to be practiced.
Shaving, plucking and waxing the more commonly used methods to remove unwanted hair. However, they have certain issues associated with them and they are short term solution. Hair removal with laser is a great option since the results on offer are permanent. Laser hair removal Dubai is a big hit as more and more people are making the switch to a more sensible option. We shall learn a little bit more about it in the following lines.
Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
There are plenty of advantages associated with the laser hair removal. First and foremost, it does not carry the same level of risk of infections as the other more traditional methods do. There is no chance of ingrown hair which happens all the time with other methods like waxing and plucking. The results are permanent and once a follicle stops reproducing hair, it cannot regain its ability. This means that there is no need to repeat the treatment again and again to lose hair. In most other methods, the treatment needs to be repeated every few days.
How does it work?
The treatment works with the help of laser that is set at specific frequency in order to target the dark matter in the follicles, the melanin. The area to be treated is shaven prior to the procedure so that no surface burns take place.
As the melanin in the follicle heats it, it makes the follicle shrink and eventually loses its ability to reproduce hair. Since the laser is set specifically for the darker matter, the treatment does not affect the nearby skin for the most part.
Is pain involved?
There is very little pain involved which is similar to that of a light rubber band snapping against the skin. To numb it down, topical anesthetic or a cooling gel is applied prior to the treatment. Cool air may also be blown during the treatment to make the patient further comfortable.
How many laser treatments are needed?
Like all laser treatments, a single session is not enough to achieve the desired result. After the first treatment, approximately 20% of the follicles stop reproducing hair. Generally six to seven sessions are enough. Your service provider can determine the exact number of sessions needed after assessing you. A few weeks gap is needed between treatments so that the laser does not damage the skin.
Side effects and downtime
There are no serious side effects after the treatment. Some swelling and redness accompanied by itching are quite common. In some rare cases, discoloration of skin in the treated area can also take place. These issues are temporary and go away on their own.
Photosensitivity is developed after the treatment and avoidance of sun is a must. Apply sunscreen when you go out during the day hours and wear a large floppy hat as well to keep the UV rays away. If the treated was done on the body, cover the treated areas with clothing to avoid skin getting irritated by the sun.
There is no downtime after the treatment and a person can continue his or her routine chores. It is not a bad idea to take a couple of days off, especially when you are getting the treatment for the first time so that you can fully understand what to expect in future.
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