Laser hair removal must be performed only under the guidance of a certified professional. The procedure takes anywhere between a minute and an hour or so depending upon the area of the body that is being treated.
The treatment involves using highly concentrated laser beams to target hair follicles, which in turn destroys them. Slight discomfort may be experienced during the course of the treatment, but it does not last very long. The hair that has been treated by laser will fall off in the weeks after the surgery.
One of the benefits of laser hair removal is that it can be used to remove unwanted hair from anywhere on the body without affecting the surrounding areas. It is quite precise and effective.
After the Procedure
Immediately after the procedure, patients experience redness and swelling. These are temporary side effects of the procedure and will subside quickly. Ice packs can help bring down swelling and redness. Your doctor will prescribe ointments and moisturizers to speed up healing and prevent the skin from drying out. These must be applied on time and as prescribed.
Avoid going out into the sun as much as possible in the time after your treatment. Make sure to apply sunscreen with a proper SPF when sun exposure is necessary. Reapply the sunscreen every three hours to protect your skin.
The hair treated by the laser procedure will gradually fall over the following weeks. In order to achieve complete hair removal, multiple treatments are required. The effects of laser hair removal are long lasting, saving you time and money.