Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged
Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Predictability. Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of four to eight sessions.
Limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely. Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface.
What to expect:
The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color. When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You'll get treatments until hair stops growing.
Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin.