LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.
Unwanted hair growth remains a therapeutic challenge and there is a need for an effective, safe, and non-invasive treatment capable of removing hair on a longterm basis. Excess hair growth covers a broad range of severity and may present as hypertrichosis or hirsutism. Hypertrichosis means excess hair growth at any body site, whereas hirsutism presents as excess hair growth in women at androgen-dependent sites. However, hair removal treatments are for a large part performed for cosmetic reasons to people with normal hair patterns.
Several traditional treatments are offered for hair removal including shaving, plucking, waxing, chemical depilatories, and electrolysis. None of these treatments are ideal as the efficacy is limited, painful, and tedious, and there may be a risk of side-effects such as skin irritation, infection, allergic and irritant dermatitis as well as scarring. The available lasers and light sources operate in the red or near-infrared wavelength regions: ruby laser (694 nm), the alexandrite laser (755 nm), diode laser (800–810 nm), Nd:YAG (neodymium:yttrium-aluminiumgarnet) laser (1064 nm), and noncoherent intense pulsed light (IPL) (590–1200 nm). The mechanisms by which these devices induce selective damage to hair follicles are based on the concepts of selective photothermolysis. The red and near-infrared wavelengths allow for selective absorption by melanin combined with deep penetration into the dermis and pulse durations shorter or equal to the thermal relaxation time of the hair follicles (about 10–50 ms) confine the thermal damage to the hair follicles.
HOW LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORKS
Regardless of which area you’re looking to de-fuzz, laser hair removal can help. In a matter of minutes, hair follicles are destroyed with minimal discomfort. Using highly concentrated energy, hair follicles are targeted and pulses of light are emitted. The laser’s energy is attracted to the pigment of the hair, the same way sunlight is attracted to darker clothing. For this reason, laser hair removal works best on those with dark, coarse hair and a fair complexion. However, people without this combination can still get great results. We offer multiple types of lasers to treat a variety of skin types and complexions, including those with darker skin tones. Everyone’s skin is different, which is why we will customize your treatment package during your consultation to ensure you achieve the best results possible.
During the session, many compare the feeling of the laser’s pulse to the snap of a rubber band. Over the course of the next 1-3 weeks, the treated hair falls. The process requires a series of treatments, but results can be seen after just the first time, proving how effective even just the initial treatment can be. With every treatment, you’ll progressively see fewer and fewer hairs return. Finishing the entire series of treatments is crucial, as that ensures that you see the highest degree of permanent hair reduction. Stop worrying about the constant upkeep and start enjoying the freedom of silky smooth skin, year-round.
WHY CONSIDER LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
If you struggle with removing unwanted hair, you’re not alone. Many find it difficult to keep up with the time-consuming, ineffective hair removal treatments that they’ve performed their whole lives in the hopes of maintaining a hairless body. But hair removal doesn’t need to be so challenging. We have mastered the process of laser hair removal and stand behind it as one of the best ways to achieve permanent hair reduction.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser hair removal is more than just ”zapping” unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal,
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
Results of laser hair removal vary greatly from person to person and might depend on what area of the body or face is treated.
Multiple treatments can prolong the duration of hair loss, up to years in some cases, but hair regrowth is still possible. For best results, you might need eight to ten treatments, spaced around four weeks apart. Additional periodic maintenance treatments perhaps once every six to 12 months might be needed as well.
If you have questions about laser hair removal or would like to schedule a consultation, call Innova Aesthetics at +92 321 5428888, or complete the following form to request your consultation today!