Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal treatment in Houston may be an alternative worth considering if shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove undesirable hair isn’t working for you. The light is highly concentrated and directed into the follicles using a laser. The follicles absorb the light, and the hair is destroyed as a result of this process.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a laser-based procedure that removes unwanted body hair from the surface of the skin. It can be used to remove excess hair from any part of the body on both females and males. This includes facial, leg, arm, bikini waxing, armpit, chest hair (men), and back hair (men).

Laser removal has many benefits for the skin. It can reduce shaving by up to 80%, which will ultimately reduce irritation of the skin. It is the most effective way to remove away unwanted body hair compared to waxing and plucking.

People experiencing laser hair removal may enjoy multiple benefits, including the better appearance of their skin. Laser Hair Removal can reduce or even remove ingrown hairs from shaving or waxing; this includes stubble, which occurs after shaving.

It can reduce the number of times you need to shave, wax or remove hair from the body with removal cream. It is possible for someone who has had this procedure done multiple times to never have to deal with these issues again.

Laser hair removal may be a great choice for most skin types.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal can be a complicated process. There are many factors to consider before visiting a dermatologist near you, including the laser used and where you’re going to get it done.

Also, before the procedure, you will have to:

  • Do not pluck the hair or remove it by waxing or threading for at least one month before the procedure.
  • Avoid waxing or threading your hair for at least one month before the laser procedure
  • Do not go under direct sunlight for four to six weeks before the procedure and if you do, use sunscreen.
  • It is crucial to inform the doctor of any medication that you may be taking
  • The doctor will trim the hair in the treatment area before the laser treatment to prevent burning.

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal?

You will need to visit a skincare professional every 3 to 6 weeks for about two or more sessions to have the hair removed. Laser treatment works using laser beams to penetrate deep into the skin and destroy the tool beneath the surface.

The laser beams target the pigment in the hair follicles and destroy them. During the treatments, laser beams are pointed at areas of unwanted hair, targeting and destroying the root cells that produce darker colored pigment in the follicle. The laser beam is attracted to the dark pigment found in these cells and targets them.

The dermatologist will use a laser handpiece inserted into the skin surface to deliver the laser energy. The laser selectively targets the hair follicles, but it does not affect the surrounding tissue. The laser emits a highly concentrated form of energy that passes through the skin to be absorbed within a laser hair.

During the process, the laser pulses are very short and last less than one second long. Each pulse delivers an intense amount of energy, which destroys the follicles in the selected area.

Laser Hair Removal Side Effects

If laser hair removal is done incorrectly, side effects can occur.
Incorrect laser hair removal can result in skin discoloration and other complications.

Laser energy should never be fired at the eyes, as it may cause vision loss or even blindness.

If performed by a non-licensed or qualified person, laser hair removal can cause problems like scarring, infection, and burns.

Other side effects include redness, bruising, swelling, and temporary skin discoloration. These laser hair removal problems should clear up within a few weeks after the treatment.

Despite these shortcomings, laser hair removal is often one of the safest laser dermatology treatments available.

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