Laser Hair Removal: A Safe Depilation Method
Unwanted hair is a problem for young women. Unwanted hairs are removed through many methods such as waxing, shaving, electrolysis, and plucking. Some treatments are also employed for hair removal such as electrical depilatories. These techniques remove hair by the salts of thiolactic acid and thioglycolic acids. But all these treatments provide a temporary solution (Gan& Graber, 2013, p. 835).
Laser Hair Removal has been revolutionized as a hair-free procedure by making people’s life easy. A laser device was used in 1996 for hair removal. This device delayed the growth of hair for three months. Nowadays, laser devices facilitate longer-lasting hair removal (Tanzi et al., 2003, p. 31).
How does it work?
Laser Hair Removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser beam that destroys the hair follicles of the skin. When light is emitted on the surface of skin, it develops various paths of emission, absorbance or reflection. The absorbed light then targets the chromophore (melanin) in the skin. Melanin converts this absorbed light into heat energy, which destroys the hair follicles, which are special sacs for hair production. When hair follicles are damaged, hair growth is delayed (Maziaret al., 2009).
People of all skin types can take advantage of Laser hair Removal. But this procedure needs to be done multiple times for a longer-lasting delay in hair production. This medical procedure is applied to different locations of the body, e.g. upper lips, chin, arms, legs, armpits and bikini line.
How do you prepare for it?
The very first step in this regard is to consult your doctor or dermatologist. Make sure your consultant is officially certified in dermatology. Sometimes salons and spas have not certified medical staff for Laser Hair Removal. So, make sure to be cautious about them. You should allow your doctor to:
Advantages of Laser Hair Removal:
Laser Hair Removal provides the following benefits:
Laser Hair Removal Process (parkavedermatology.com)
Some Instructions before Laser Treatment:
Dr Refresh only uses the most current lasers on the market to perform our hair removal. Come in for a consultation where we will asses your treatment areas and the amount of session you will need.
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Maziar, A., Farsi, N., Mandegarfard, M., Babakoohi, S., Gorouhi, F., Dowlati, Y., & Firooz, A. (2009). Unwanted facial hair removal with laser treatment improves quality of life of patients. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 12(1), 7–9. https://doi.org/10.3109/14764170903449802
Tanzi, E. L., Lupton, J. R., & Alster, T. S. (2003). Lasers in dermatology: Four decades of progress. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 49(1), 1–34. https://doi.org/10.1067/mjd.2003.582