In this day and age, there is a lot of emphasis on maintaining the perfect appearance. Though this “perfect appearance” varies in different cultures, there are some basic standards around the globe. Unwanted hair on the face and body are not liked anywhere. To get rid of them, there are many options can be used.
However, most of them are only temporary fixes that carry certain risks and the annoyance of repeating them every few days. Laser hair removal in Dubai is an excellent treatment for this purpose which helps in correcting the problem permanently.
Hair Removal with Traditional Methods
The traditional methods include shaving, waxing, tweezing and plucking and use of hair removal creams. They remain effective for a period of a few days to a few weeks after which they need to be repeated. Many of these options also carry risks like ingrown hair, infection, burns and cuts and bruises on the skin. The risks and the temporary nature makes these options less attractive.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser treatments are commonly used for a large number of skin related problems and the treatment works quite well for hair removal as well. We shall learn more about the process through which laser hair removal takes place.
Hoes does it Work?
The laser hair removal treatment works with a simply mechanism. The idea is to inhibit the ability of the unwanted hair follicles to produce hair. This is done with the help of the laser by setting it at specific frequencies that do not affect the skin in the nearby areas and only targets the dark matter in the follicle which is melanin. As the follicle heats up, its ability to reproduce hair is severely damaged. It first shrinks and then stops producing hair altogether.
After the treatment, follicles start shedding in a couple of weeks. These appear a lot like blackheads. To facilitate the process, exfoliation of the treated area can be done.
Is Everyone a Candidate?
Most people are good candidates for the treatment though people whose hair color is lighter than the skin may not be able to use the treatment. They do get some results but they are not nearly as good.
Women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or nursing a baby should not get the treatment. There is no clear data that the laser can have ill effects on the baby or the mother and the purpose is to avoid any unknown issues that may be caused by the treatment.
Is the Procedure Painful?
It is a common perception that laser hair removal is extremely painful. However, the perception is incorrect as the treatment is more or less pain free. To help a person avoid pain, cooling gel is be applied prior to the treatment. Cool air may also be blown during the treatment to ensure that no sensation of pain is felt.
How Many Sessions are needed?
The number of sessions can vary in individual cases. Generally six to seven sessions are needed to get rid of the unwanted hair. A smaller area will need fewer sessions. About 20% of the follicles stop producing hair after the first treatment. By the time the fifth treatment is performed, the number goes up to 90%. A touch up session once a year are needed to ensure that any hair that were in resting phase during the original treatment can be taken care of.
How are the Results?
The results are fantastic. The hair removed are not going to grow back which is something that does take place with other traditional methods. Once the required number of sessions are completed, unwanted body hair are a problem of the past.
Side Effects and Downtime
The side effects generally are limited to some redness and swelling accompanied by itching in the treated area. These should go away on their own within a day or two. The skin can become photosensitive so be sure to avoid the sun during the peak hours. When you go out during day time, apply sunscreen with a high SPF and also wear a large floppy hat. Also cover any part of the body that is treated with clothing.
Thereis no downtime associated with the treatment which makes it especially good. Ensure that you consult your doctor in case any special cautions need to be exercised.
Is the Cost too much?
People tend to think that the cost of the cost of laser hair removal is very high. However, looking at the benefits, it is well worth it. At the same time, it needs to be done once where as other options need to be repeated permanently which continues to add up the cost.