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!

Can I have flawless skin with laser pigmentation treatment?

Flawless is a very desirable compliment, and wanting it as badly as anyone else is no crime. We at Newlook here have seen the sparkle in the eyes of our customers that comes after the procedure is complete. It’s like falling in love with yourself all over again. The Laser Pigmentation Treatment is a very popular technique these days to get flawless skin and is widely accepted and appreciated around the world. However, we understand you want to know more about the treatment and how effective it really is. No worries, let’s get to it right away then.

Laser Pigmentation Treatment is the process of exposing the skin to laser in order to reduce the melanin content in the skin. This procedure is used to treat mainly sun spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, age spots and flat pigmented  birthmarks. So, what really happens in this procedure is that the skin is exposed to laser, which is absorbed by the pigment in the skin and hence it attracts the pigment to the skin surface. Once the melanin is attracted to the surface of the skin it falls off, which results in even-toned skin. The time taken to complete the procedure usually depends on the area of the skin being treated ,but for most cases the treatment should be done in about one hour.

However, in some cases such as brown age spots, freckles and brown birthmarks, it may take upto 3 sessions to  get the expected results, and in case of Melasma multiple sessions are needed too as Melasma keeps coming back, so the person undergoing the treatment needs to take precaution to maintain the results of the treatment. Laser pigmentation treatment, however, is not painful. At most, the patient might have a tingling sensation and some redness in the skin. Experts suggest Aloe Vera or ice packs to calm down the redness in the skin. The person undergoing the laser treatment is also advised to avoid exposure to the sun or any hot environments for safety reasons. Any blemishes that do not disappear completely will certainly appear lighter and the skin looks more clear than before. Although this treatment does not prevent the formation of new blemishes, inorder to prevent that one must use sunscreen and prevent exposure to the sun.

The risks related to laser pigmentation treatment, including infections, scarring, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation are indeed rare and are very infrequent to occur. The treatment mostly gives improved results if not complete, which only happens in extreme cases. Brown spots for example are specifically resistant however, even if they don’t disappear completely there is always a significant amount of improvement. As for freckles they do mostly disappear and even if anything remains only you would be able to tell the difference as you would know where to look for them. Also, any area on the face and the body can be treated for hyperpigmentation, these mostly include face, neck, hands and shoulders, since these are mostly exposed to the sun. The therapist who is going to treat you shall study the tolerance of your body and it’s sensitivity to stay aware of any discomfort that might show up during or after the treatment.

Having done a fair amount of research on the topic now, we can say that you really don’t have anything to worry about. Once you visit your nearest Newlook Laser Clinic we will provide you with a team of experts who do not only have a  huge amount of experience in the area but also are very specific on leaving no stone unturned to give you the desired results keeping safety on high priority in the list. So, what are we really waiting for? We expect to see you very soon at your nearest New Look skin clinic!