Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair.
During laser hair removal, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.
Many different lasers have been investigated and various commercial systems have been developed, but only one delivers a permanent reduction on hairs. BIOLASE ND: YAG long pulsed laser.
A significant reduction of the hair is visible already from the first session. The visible reduction for each session is between 20 to 30 percent. Multiple treatments allow the laser to reach more hair follicles during the active growth phase (Anagen).
Hairs do not fall out immediately, but you will shed them over a period of days to weeks. This may look like continued hair growth. The repeated treatments are usually necessary because hair growth and loss naturally occur in a cycle, and laser treatment works best with hair follicles in the new-growth stage.
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After the procedure
You might notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after laser hair removal.
In most cases, little specific post-operative care is necessary. Mild burning sensations and redness can be treated with ice packs and oral pain medication. In cases where slight blistering may occur, an antiseptic topical cream can be applied.
Sun exposure should be avoided, and an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen should be used. Moisturizing lotions and makeup may be applied the next day.
A laser session is quick and simple to carry out and is able to destroy only follicular structures, sparing the surrounding tissues. The technique is very easy, both in comparison with the treatments carried out before, as the needle, and the other types of laser devices.
The result is a safe and long- term depilation, in spite of the hair and skin colors.
Why four to eight treatments?
Treatments are based on growth of hair. Hair growth takes place in a cycle of growth and rest phases. It is only during the growth phase that the laser light can destroy the root of hair follicle effectively.
Further sessions are therefore required in order to ensure that every single hair root is treated effectively.