Laser involves the weakening and the subsequent destruction of hair follicles in the target area by the exposure of a laser beam set at a particular frequency. It is painless, at the most it pricks the skin like a sting of a rubber band when pulled back.
Pre Laser Session Tips
When you decide that you want to get a laser treatment done, follow these steps before your first session:
Try to find out everything about the centre you have selected for the session. Is it reputed? How many Sessions have been already conducted? Is there a certified dermatologist present? Which types of lasers are used and are they suitable for my skin type? How many sessions are needed for my skin? These are some key issues that you must know about.
Get some of your hormonal tests done, like for estrogen, Testosterone and Prolactin levels. If there are some hormonal issues, then the laser treatment won’t give as promising results as expected; unless you have a hormonal treatment along it. Armed with these results, you can actually plan the way to go.
Try to avoid harsh Sun exposure for atleast 2 weeks before your session .Tanning creates unwanted complications as well as decreases effectiveness of the treatment.
Limit Plucking, Waxing
Avoid any cosmetic treatments for atleast 4 weeks that affect the target area like bleaching, threading, waxing etc as it removes hair roots temporarily ,thereby reducing laser effectiveness.
The Laser Session
The target area is cleared of all the surface hair by methods like shaving as the treatment affects the follicles beneath them. The suitable Frequency is then adjusted on basis of skin type, thickness of hair, your pain threshold as well as location of your target area.
The outer layer of skin is covered by gels that help the laser beams to permeate inside; the eyes of the technician as well as patient are suitably covered by eyegear. Then the affected area is given pulses of beams with the set intensity. The gaps between subsequent sessions must be at least 4-6 weeks.
Post Session Laser Tips
Laser Removal is NOT permanent, but you can see the results after the session in the slackening of growth of hair follicles in the targeted area. Usually there are no side effects to this treatment, but with people who have sensitive skin may get blisters. Follow the following tips after your session to ensure no side effects:
Try to avoid harsh Sun exposure for atleast 4 weeks after your session .Use Sunscreens & Moisturizers frequently to protect your skin from burning.
Limit Plucking, Waxing
Avoid any cosmetic treatments for atleast 4 weeks that affect the target area like bleaching, threading, waxing etc as they may shadow the results of the treatment.
Laser is a safe, reliable hassle less &painless technique to avoid hair growth. With the use of sophisticated lasers and qualified technicians, there is no need to be scared and apprehensive. So go ahead and flaunt your smooth hairless skin!!!