Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How safe is the laser hair removal procedure?

We at Newlook here understand the trouble which unwanted hair brings into our lives, be it hair removal creams or that painful process we call waxing, we’ve all at some point of time in our lives wished to get rid of this extra burden forever. This forever we are talking about is obviously the Laser Hair Removal technique. Now, no doubt the feeling of not having any unwanted hair ever again on our body is something that feels as heavenly as it could, however, we also understand that safety is a major concern. Now, if  anything related to that beautiful skin of yours proves to be a concern to you then that definitely is a priority to us. So, given that let’s try and understand what are the processes involved in the Laser Hair Removal process and how safe and effective it really is.

Laser Hair Removal is the process where unwanted hair are removed by exposure to laser light and as the hair absorbs the pigment it destroys the hair follicle, thus resulting in permanent removal of hair. Laser Hair Removal has been practised experimentally around twenty years before it started to be available commercially.

Laser Hair Removal works on the principle of selective photothermolysis, also known as SPTL, which involves the use of a specific wavelength of light to effect a targeted tissue while having minimal effect on the surrounding tissue. Since darker objects absorb more light, the excessive amount of melanin present in the hair results to its destruction on exposure to laser beams. For the same reason, Laser Hair Removal does not work for blonde or red hair instead only for black or brown hair. Also, for the above reasons this technique works best with a dark hair and light skin combination.

Another important fact to keep in mind is that anyone undergoing this procedure will have to undergo several sessions of Laser hair Removal. Normally a person has to undergo a minimum of seven sessions to completely kill hair growth. The sessions are continued until hair growth is permanently stopped.

Normally, the side of effects of Laser Hair Removal include itching, redness, swelling in the affected area. These side effects normally disappear in two to three days. Also, for some patients hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation have also known to occur. Hypopigmentation is the case where melanin production in the skin in inhibited thus resulting in the lightning of skin, on the other hand, hyperpigmentation results in an increase in melanin production in the tissue resulting in darker skin. Another serious problem which is rare but is still known to occur is infection. These problems, when and if they occur, are to be treated immediately and are to be tackled with the appropriate choice of the type of laser used for the process. A little amount of pain and crusting in the treated area are common and go away during the healing process. Blisters, however, are rare and are known to occur only in cases of dark coloured skin, which makes the choice of the right type lasers all the more important.

Having made sure that you have one of the best skin & laser clinics at your disposal to perform the procedure make sure that you follow all the pre-treatment and the post-treatment requirements mentioned by your expert thoroughly, for safety purposes. Bleaching, plucking and waxing are to be strictly avoided six weeks before the treatment. The person undergoing the Laser Hair Removal process is also recommended to undergo any therapy sessions needed for medical reasons if asked for.

Having talked about all of that, we assure you that when we do get a chance to serve you here at Newlook Laser Clinic, we will certainly make sure that things turn out beautifully for you!

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