Usually, people used to do shaving, waxing or tweezing to remove the unwanted hair in different parts of the body. If an individual is not happy with these options, he/she can opt for laser hair removal. Laser hair removal has become a popular cosmetic procedure in most of the cities and metros of the country. The procedure is done by sending light into the hair follicles. The hair will be destroyed when the pigment follicles absorb the light. Lasers can be used to remove unwanted hairs from the leg, face, arm, underarm, bikini line and other areas. Using the laser will not cause any damage to the skin.
During the procedure:
The hair need to be removed will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface, before starting the procedure. The doctor will adjust the laser equipment according to:
- The location of the hair
- The thickness of the hair
- The colour of the hair
- The colour of the skin etc.
The doctor may suggest an appropriate eye protector during the procedure. A special cooling gel or device will be used to protect the outer layers of the skin. The doctor will first throw some light into the area for checking. If there are no negative reactions, he will go with the setting throughout the procedure. If there are any discomforts, the doctor will prescribe some anti-inflammatory creams or lotions.
After the procedure, the area treated may look different. It can be corrected using moisturizers and compresses. The treated hair will fall out over the next month. There can be rare complications like blisters, scarring, redness and swelling.