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Laser Hair Removal

Women (and most men too) are often concerned over excessive and unwanted body and facial hair. The many old school methods of shaving, waxing or even tweezing can be a painful experience in the battle to remove unwanted hair. However, this thorough and lengthy job can be done with laser hair removal which is attested to quickly and safely remove unwanted hair. The effectiveness of laser hair removal is now generally accepted in the dermatology community like Singapore. There are numerous positive reviews available on laser hair removal methods, safety and effectiveness.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal is a gentle process. A high energy beam of light goes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. Heat generated by the laser will destroy the hair follicles which ultimately limit future hair growth in the treated area. It blocks the path where the hair grows by striking it with a laser.

Laser hair removal treatment sessions vary from each individual depending on the patient’s age, gender, and hormonal balance. Each session can last for a few minutes to a few hours depending on the area being treated. However, it is necessary to have a course of treatments to achieve the optimal long term benefits as hair grows in different cycles. Laser hair removal can be done on almost every part of the body. Nevertheless, the common areas which are generally treated are the underarms, tummy line, arms, necks, legs and even on the upper lips.

 

Possible Side-Effects Of Laser Hair Removal

 

The majority of patients are able to return to their daily activities after the treatment without any noticeable discomfort or redness. In some cases, patients may experience brief swelling and redness on the treated area. Rest assured that such side effects will be healed in two to 10 days. There is very minimal risk induced by laser hair removal. Yet, despite the precautions taken by Singapore dermatologist, burns can occur in any patients. It only happens on the top layer of the skin cells, which are full of pigments.

 

The burnt mark which is very similar to sun burnt will disappear in a very short time. Overall, there are almost unanimous remarks on the satisfaction of the astonishing final result of soft hair-free skin.

Laser hair removal only forces hair follicles to go dormant. Thus, not destroying it. Laser hair removal is a temporary stop from growing hair on a body. Therefore, laser hair removal will not stop a person’s hair from growing. Once it grows, the hair will be lighter and smoother.

The growth of hair varies from one person to another. It may develop quickly due to the patient’s genetics or gender.

Laser hair removal is a quite expensive medical procedure. Frequently going back to a derma clinic is normal. Sessions after the procedure, going back to the clinic is required for them for top up treatments. Going to a well-trusted dermatologist is best to avoid complications in the procedure. 

Wiki: Laser Hair Removal

Frequently Asked Questions:

A: Many countries have clients who are willing to do laser hair removal. Other countries also offer laser hair removal. However, proper background research must be done before scheduling an appointment. Talking to the patient's trusted healthcare provider is recommended.

A: Usually, the intervals are around two to four weeks. It depends on how the patient's skin can recover from the previous session. Minimum of six to twelve treatments is required for permanent hair removal. The hair growth is faster in the facial area. Therefore, frequent visits of 2 weeks are required.

A: It is necessary to shave before performing laser hair removal. Doing this will remove as much hair as possible to absorb less of the laser’s energy.

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