Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a powerful laser or intense pulsed light to remove unwanted hair, this light source heats and destroys hair follicles in the skin, which disrupts hair growth. Common areas to treat are the face, chest, legs, arms, underarms and bikini line.
The patient need regular sessions to keep hair from regrowing, how often sessions are needed varies for each person, for example a person may need a session to remove facial hair every 4 weeks and for body hair every 6 to 8 weeks. There’s no guarantee laser hair removal will get rid of all the hair,
it may also not be suitable for everyone, including pregnant women and people with certain skin types.
-The patient need to shave the area of skin the day before the appointment.
-Each session may take between 15 minutes to over an hour.
-The number of sessions needed depends on the area to be lasered and the system used.
-The affected area may be red with a raised rash for a few hours to a few days.
-Regularly holding an ice pack to the skin may help.
-The skin will be more sensitive to the sun after laser hair removal. It’s best to avoid exposing the treated area of skin to sunlight until after the treatment course has finished.
-Regardless of the weather, use sunscreen (minimum SPF30) for at least 4 weeks on exposed areas that have been treated.