It is normal to have unwanted hair in several body parts, including your bikini line, upper lip, armpits, back, legs, and cheeks. Unwanted hair may be due to genetics, certain medications such as steroids, and higher levels of testosterone hormones. The good news is that you can get rid of these hairs by shaving, waxing, tweezing, threading, or using depilatory creams. Unfortunately, these hair removal methods may not give you the silky look and feel you want. For a more glossy finish and delayed periods of hair growth, laser hair removal Londonderry is the best option.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated light beam to damage hair follicles. For this procedure, specialists use a laser device that emits light that the hair’s melanin absorbs. The light energy is converted to heat which destroys or damages the hair follicles within the skin. You can use laser hair removal in nearly all areas except the eyelids and any other areas surrounding your eye. Laser hair removal delays hair growth for an extended period, but the results are not permanent. You will need subsequent treatment sessions for initial hair removal and maintaining the results.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
The main factors influencing laser hair removal success are hair color and skin type. The general principle of the procedure is that the hair pigment and not the skin should absorb the light. For this reason, laser hair removal is best suited for people with light skin and darker higher. There should be a great contrast between hair and skin color for the best results. Little difference between hair and skin color can cause skin damage, but improvements in laser technology have the procedure safe for people with darker skin. Other hair colors such as grey, red, white, and blond may not absorb light which is essential in destroying the follicles. The good news is that developments of treatments for people with light-colored hair are in progress.
What are the possible risks?
The risks and side effects vary with several factors such as hair color, skin type, and adherence to pre-treatment and post-treatment. Working with a professional with experience in laser hair removal makes the procedure safe. However, you should expect side effects such as tenderness, redness, and swelling of the treated area. These are usually temporary and should disappear within several hours. The affected skin might lighten or darken, which could be temporary or permanent. Your skin is more likely to lighten if you didn’t avoid sun exposure before or after treatment or if your skin is darker.
Although rare, you may experience excessive hair growth in the treated areas and other side effects such as crusting, blistering, and scarring. For the best outcomes, it is essential to consult with your doctor to know the specific instruction that will help you prepare for laser hair removal.
Are you tired of constantly shaving your armpits? Schedule an appointment with your specialist at Inbloom Health + Medispa today for laser hair removal to attain smooth, hair-free, and glossy skin.