Cosmetic Surgery - Laser hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a process which removes small and large areas of unwanted body hair by using the light energy from a laser.
Excess body hair can be difficult to remove and grows back quickly. In some cases and it can really affect a person’s self-esteem. There are many ways to remove unwanted hair, none are permanent, but laser hair removal is the most effective treatment available, and permanent results can be seen in some cases after a course of sessions.
Best results occur in those with light skin and dark hair, and laser hair removal works better on coarse hair rather than fine hair.
The process of laser hair removal starts with the area of unwanted hair being shaved and cleaned, the laser then produces beams of concentrated light which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, damaging the follicle, and hence reducing further growth and leaving a silky smooth feel even on sensitive skin.
The laser hair removal procedure can be uncomfortable, but it is not painful. The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Any redness and swelling of the affected areas usually disappears in a short time. And most people return to normal activity right away. This said however, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are minimal risks involved in the laser hair removal process; there is a possibility of darkening or lightening of the treated skin area, and possible burning/blistering of the treated skin.
Laser hair removal treatment require 2-3 sessions for permanent hair removal in any one area. The procedure can be repeated at monthly intervals, until the desired result is acheived.
Laser hair removal should be carried out by qualified nurses who are trained and highly experienced in carrying out laser hair removal treatments.
The most common areas for laser hair removal treatments are the face, neck, bikini line, underarms, nipples, tummy line, arms and legs.