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Today’s article is about a much-anticipated topic: Laser Hair Removal
No man or woman wants to have a hairy, unattractive, embarrassing body. That is why there are so many companies out there trying to put out products that will effectively and quickly remove hair from all parts of the body, from the face all the way to the legs. But not all methods of hair removal are created equal, and most of them fall short because they only provide temporary results.
One permanent hair removal solution involves the use of a laser. This is a more expensive option, of course, but after a few treatments, you should note that your body hair becomes finer and eventually stops growing back completely. But if you do go for this treatment, there are things that you need to keep in mind. Continue reading so that you will know what to expect if you ever decide to go for laser hair removal treatments.
What You’ll Feel During the Procedure
During a laser hair removal session, your doctor will use a laser that will cause a beam to penetrate through your skin into every hair follicle. The hair follicles will be damaged by the intense heat that is released by the laser beam, and that is how it will achieve permanent results. Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot regrow hair.
During the procedure, you may feel some discomfort as a result of the heat from the laser. To minimize this discomfort, your doctor might use a cooling gel, or his or her instrument might have a cooling device on the tip of it that quickly relieves the skin after the laser is passed through it. You will feel a cooling sensation as a result of these efforts to minimize the heat discomfort. If the sensations you feel during the procedure are intense, though, tell your doctor.
Redness and Swelling
A few hours after the laser hair removal treatment, your skin will most likely be a bit red and swollen. This is a normal side effect of the treatment, and it is temporary. The skin is irritated as a result of the heat from the laser beam. It simply needs time to heal.
Your doctor may prescribe something to relieve the symptoms, or you can let your body heal on its own. Just be sure to avoid sun exposure and do not use a tanning bed until your skin has completely healed and returned to normal.
Once you get home, you can help your skin heal more quickly and find relief by simply applying some ice to the areas that were treated. Over-the-counter pain relievers, creams, and lotions might help and are very affordable. Or you can take a more natural approach and apply some aloe vera gel to the area to cool it down and help it heal.
Laser hair removal treatments are very popular because they provide permanent results. However, you should know what to expect before going into it so that you can protect your skin and help it heal.
Would you ever go for laser hair removal?
If it’s not your choice, then you can go for at-home removal systems like Veet electric roll on easy wax. (Review here)
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The author of this post, Karen Fernandes, is a part of the team at Park Avenue Medical Spa, specialists in laser hair removal in Greenwich. An avid car enthusiast, she likes to go on long drives during the weekends. You can follow her on Twitter for more information.
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