Can a Diode Laser Hair Removal procedure solve your issues?
Unlike waxing, shaving or depilatories, facial hair removal laser treatments
are a permanent way to get rid of unwanted hair. You're bound to have some questions before starting any procedure that's going to bring about a long-lasting change, so here are a few things you should know.
How laser hair removal works
Concentrated light is used to destroy hair follicles. Once the root is destroyed the hair can't grow back. Laser treatment works when a follicle is actively growing and not all are active at the same time. For this reason, multiple sessions are needed. A typical course of treatment usually involves around six to eight sessions
Who does laser hair removal works best on
It's possible to treat nearly all hair types and colours
using a Diode hair removal procedure, but one of the great things about laser hair reduction is that it works best on those who're most likely to want it or need it. That's individuals with light skin and dark hair.
How to prepare for a laser hair removal procedure
Avoid waxing, bleaching or tweezing hair
for a month before you start laser hair reduction.
Medications that can cause photosensitivity should be stopped at least a week before starting laser hair removal. This includes most antibiotics, so if you have an infection you should hold off on starting your permanent facial hair removal. Check with your doctor about anything else you're taking, both to see if it might cause a reaction and to get advice on stopping or pausing medications.
Aftercare and Recovery
Your practitioner will give you full details of what you should be done after a treatment session, including advice on what's a normal reaction and anything you should be aware of and contact them about. It's normal to have a degree of redness or skin irritation after a treatment. You may be advised to use specific skin care products or follow a skin care routine after a session. At the very least that includes wearing a sunscreen after your treatment.
Limitations and Risks
Laser hair removal works best on people with a strong contrast between their skin and hair colour.
Laser treatment gives permanent hair removal but it isn't absolute. Generally speaking, hair will be reduced by something between 40% and 80%
. Laser treatment isn't good for removing white or grey hair and while a hair root that has been destroyed can't regrow, sometimes new follicles develop.
Possible side-effects include skin blistering or scaring, changes in skin colour or texture and eye injury if eyes are not protected when laser treatments are used on the face. All of these are rare, and you can reduce the chances of being affected by them by choosing a reputable clinic
and making sure you follow the correct pre and post-treatment guidelines.