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Laser Hair Removal - What You Should Know

February 26, 2012

Laser hair removal is another non-invasive cosmetic procedure. It is safe and effective for the removal of unwanted hair. Lasers have their greatest impact on hair in the active growth phase. Since individual hairs grow at varying speeds, four to five treatments are needed to remove unwanted hair. Although laser treatments can cause some discomfort, most patients tolerate the procedure well. Some parts of the body are more sensitive than others, so a topical anesthesia may occasionally be necessary. Side effects, if any, are minor. The majority of laser hair removal procedures are performed at medical spas in the United States.

Laser hair removal treatments can have side effects like itching, redness, and swelling, but they will not last for more than three days. In extreme cases, patients may experience burning and hyperpigmentation. In the case of allergic reaction, a physician should be consulted.

Which Laser Machine to Choose :

Lumenis LightSheer is the most advanced treatment for effective removal of unwanted hair. LightSheer treatments are safe, noninvasive, long-term solutions to unwanted hair on all body parts and on any skin type or complexion. You can resume regular activities immediately following treatments.

How Does the Area Look After Treatment?

The appearance of the treated area immediately following a procedure will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of the work and the patient's skin type. Side effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle, which is the desired clinical result, and indicates that the follicle has responded to treatment. Most people return to normal activity right away. You will learn about your specific treatments, possible side effects, and the results you can expect during your initial consultation.

Before Treatment

Do not tweeze, wax, use a depilatory, or undergo electrolysis in 6 weeks prior to laser hair removal. Do not tan the areas to be treated for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Avoid using self-tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment. Shave the area to be treated prior to your appointment as skin should be free of stubble Apply anesthetic cream at least 30 minutes prior to appointment time and cover with plastic wrap.

After Treatment

Some redness and swelling in the area is normal and may feel similar to sunburn. This sensation should disappear within several hours to several days after treatment. Gently clean the treated area twice daily.Avoid irritants (glycolics, retinoids, etc.) for seven days after treatment. Apply 30 SPF sunscreen daily over the treated area. Do not use deodorant if underarms are treated. Avoid exercise until redness has cleared. Do not pick, scratch, or tweeze the treated area. Apply 1% hydrocortisone or aloe vera until redness disappears. Apply ice immediately after treatment if desired.

How Much Does The Treatment Cost?

The cost of Laser Hair removal depends on the size of the area being treated, how many treatments are needed, which machine is being used, who performs the procedures, and which technology is being used

Dr. Farid Mostamand founder of Focus Medical Spa and author of Ageless Skin obsession has first-hand experience with the most effective non-invasive anti aging skin care treatments. Check out our sites and learn more about laser Hair Removal and Medical Spa in Orange county.
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