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Laser hair removal systems emit a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle. The hair absorbs it, the energy from the laser is transformed into heat and the hair follicle is disabled.
How does laser hair removal compare with electrolysis?
Electrolysis can be a tedious, painful process destroying each hair follicle one at a time. This can sometimes require treatment over years at regular intervals.
Laser hair removal on the other hand can treat hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously so the process is much quicker.
Is laser hair removal for anyone?
With CoolGlide’s unique design, there is now the flexibility to treat all skin types with laser hair removal. Before CoolGlide, tanned patients and persons with darker skin could not expect good results from laser hair removal treatment.
A CoolGlide device has a longer wavelength which allows it to treat all skin tones. While patients with fair skin still respond the best, medical studies indicated that patients with tanned or dark skin can now achieve hair reduction equal to fair skinned patients without undesirable side effects.
Other Laser Hair Removal Devices
With some laser hair removal equipment, an absolute requirement is that the hair must be darker than the surrounding skin.
White skin with dark hair responds best. Persons with dark, coarse hair are the easiest to treat as dark hair contains melanin, a dark pigment which attracts the laser light so more laser energy is absorbed. Fewer sessions are needed.
Light colored hair is more difficult to treat and blonde and red hair are very difficult to treat requiring multiple laser hair removal sessions with varied results.
Anyone on a diet high in beta-carotene will need to change eating habits if they want best results from laser hair removal. Beta-carotene, found in vitamin A, carrots, squash and other vegetables produces a yellow or orange color in the skin which absorbs the laser energy and interferes with it reaching the hair follicle.
As beta-carotene can remain in the body for months, an adjustment in diet may be needed well in advance of laser hair removal treatment for optimum results.
Persons with light skin are the easiest to treat, requiring less laser hair removal sessions as the results are faster.
Persons with dark skin or sun tanned skin take longer to get results because melanin, the dark pigment in hair, is also present in skin. Melanin absorbs some of the laser light.
There is the danger of dark skin being burned in these instances so a laser beam with a lower energy level is used. For this reason also a higher level of expertise is required on the part of the laser hair removal clinic.
How long does laser hair removal treatment take?
The time involved with laser hair removal treatment varies from person to person with skin, hair coloring and coarseness of hair all affecting the time.
Here are some estimates which can give an approximate guide.
Back 1½ -3 hours
Shoulders 10-20 minutes
Underarms 1-2 minutes
Bikini Line 8-10 minutes
Upper lip less than 1 minute
Chin 2-3 minutes
Legs 1½ -3 hours
At least 2 or 3 treatments are necessary, and hair that has been waxed or removed with tweezers could need from 5 to 8 treatments.
Why are repeated laser hair removal sessions necessary?
Hair goes through cycles. Anagen refers to the growth stage of hair. Laser hair removal treatment works best on hair that is in the anagen stage.
While one laser hair removal treatment may have long lasting effects, repeated treatments are necessary for best results to catch all the hairs as they enter the anagen stage.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes. The laser uses a wavelength of light which passes through the skin. Unlike x-rays, there is no residual left in the body.
Skin may appear pink or red after treatment. This disappears – in some cases after some minutes, in other cases after a few hours, or in still other cases, a few days. Use of cold packs will speed up the recovery time.
Is laser hair removal painful?
This varies from person to person depending on their sensitivity. Some have described the sensation of laser hair removal to a slight sting on the skin. Others say it feels like a pinch on the skin.
When can I expect to see results from laser hair removal?
After the first treatment hair will gradually fall out over the next two months. Repeated laser hair removal treatments are necessary to catch all the hairs in their various stages of growth.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
This depends on the size of the area needing laser hair removal treatment. A consumer guide on laser hair removal treatment gives $500 per treatment session as a reasonable average with 3 to 4 sessions often necessary.
The whole area on the back or the legs can cost considerably more while smaller areas such as the upper lip can cost less. Individual consultations are necessary to establish accurate laser hair removal pricing.
Is Photo-Epilation the same as laser laser hair removal treatment?
Photo-Epilation or pulsed light devices use the same principle as lasers but they are not lasers. An intense pulsed light is used to disable hair follicles with minimal side effects.
It can be effective in hair removal but requires a higher level of skill in operating as it is more difficult to adjust than lasers.
Due to it’s larger spot size, large areas of the body such as the back or legs can be treated rapidly. One study showed a 50 to 60 percent clearance of hair in 12 weeks.
Can results be guaranteed with laser hair removal?
No. Due to the variables involved it is impossible to predict exactly what the results will be for any individual with laser hair removal. Many reputable laser hair removal clinics avoid giving guarantees for this reason.
Since ages women have been searching for painless and permanent hair removal solutions. They tried almost everything from shaving razors to plucking, threading and waxing, but none of them offered a permanent solution. If you are also not happy with these traditional hair removal techniques, laser hair removal may be worth considering. A latest study has shown that Laser treatment is one of the most commonly sought cosmetic procedures all over the world.
Despite continuous increase in popularity of laser hair removal, there are several myths encompassing the procedure that still prevent a whole lot of candidates from opting for laser treatment. If you are also confused whether you should opt for the procedure or not, just because your friend says it is not safe, or the friend or your friend has had a burnt skin, or a relative of yours has told you it is a very expensive procedure and you can’t afford it, continue reading and you may end up changing your mind about Laser treatment.
Here are some common myths and ultimate facts about Laser Hair Removal:
Myth # 1: The Lasers Can Damage Your Internal Organs
Fact: It is nothing more than propaganda! The laser beam can’t move pass a set limit, let alone heat from the laser. Lasers used for hair removal purpose can penetrate up to a quarter mm only into your skin, then how can it reach the internal organs. Laser Hair Removal is an extremely safe procedure that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Any side effects experienced are temporary and subside at their own within a couple of days.
Myth # 2: The Procedure Is Extremely Painful
Fact: Most patients experience mild to moderate pain and discomfort as the laser beams are made incident on the skin, but the discomfort is very much bearable. Burning sensations at the treated areas have also been reported by the patients but again it is also bearable and not out of patients’ pain threshold. Most people compare these sensations with snapping of a rubber band on the skin. If you have been into waxing and tweezing, believe me you will find laser treatment a virtually painless procedure. Still, if you have a low pain threshold, your surgeon may perform the procedure after numbing the treatment area with topical anesthetic.
Myth # 3: Lasers Don’t Work On Dark Skin and Light Hair
Fact: Initially lasers were not recommended to people with dark skin, because they were at a risk of skin burns. But with advancements in technology, now we have lasers that work really well on people with dark skin and light hair. Some newer lasers also treat people with light skin and light hair. Thus, there are no constraints in Laser Hair Removal anymore. People with dark skin light hair can also benefit from the outstanding results of lasers.
Myth # 4: The Procedure Only Works On Face
Fact: Lasers can be used on almost any part of the body, from face to chest and back to arms and legs. Most commonly treated facial areas include chin and upper lips. On body, you can effectively use lasers to get rid of unwanted hair from neck, hands, feet, arms, legs, chest, back, abdomen and thighs. Under arms and bikini areas are among the most commonly treated areas. The only limitation about lasers is that they are not recommended for treatments around the eyes, as it can be dangerous.
Myth # 5: Everybody Gets the Same Results
Fact: Again a myth or propaganda of providers. Results of laser hair removal vary greatly from one person to another depending upon the skin color and the color, type and texture of the hair you want to get removed. Light colored hairs respond the least to laser beams. On the other hand, thick and coarse dark hairs are best treated with lasers as they absorb maximum heat energy transmitted by laser beams. A person with dark hair and light skin is considered as an ideal candidate for laser hair removal.
Myth # 6: Laser Hair Removal Is Recommended During Pregnancy
Fact: During pregnancy estrogen levels rise in women’s body and they experience increased hair growth. This leaves them wondering if they can undergo laser hair removal or not. While there is no proven evidence that laser hair removal is not good for pregnant women, effects of lasers on baby are still unknown. This is why doctors recommend pregnant women to wait until childbirth.
Myth# 7: Lasers Can Cause Skin Cancer
Fact: This is another baseless, overrated myth about lasers. As stated above, lasers are extremely safe and have got FDA’s approval. There is no study that could link laser hair removal with skin cancer.
Myth # 8: Only a Single Laser Session Is Enough
Fact: Like all other non-invasive cosmetic procedures, laser hair removal also needs multiple sessions to get desired results. On average 4 to 6 sessions are required for permanent hair removal. But this may vary significantly from person to person depending upon the color and texture of hair. Dark, coarse hair needs fewer sessions than light colored, fine hair.
Myth # 9: Results of Laser Hair Removal Are Permanent
Fact: This is perhaps the biggest myth surrounding the treatment. Lasers do not remove hair permanently; in fact they reduce hair growth. But there is possibility that hair may grow after the treatment, but they will be fine and thin. Most patients also need treatments to maintain results but they are not very frequent. Two sessions in a year are enough to maintain the results.
Myth # 10: It Is an Expensive Procedure
Fact: Laser Hair Removal is a little expensive but not to the extent that an average person cannot afford it. Furthermore, price of treatment varies significantly from one person to person and from one provider to another. With advances in technology, the treatment has become more affordable and accessible. In fact the procedure helps you save time and money, since it is not a lifetime procedure like waxing and threading.
If you still have any queries or concerns regarding laser hair removal, book a free online consultation now with Laser Hair Removal in Dubai Clinic and let our experts guide you.