Hair removal – The laser way

Posted on 31 Jan, 2011

Laser treatment is considered safe and effective for hair removal. However, it is not suitable for all skin types. It is therefore essential to study the process well and get a thorough check done by a certified dermatologist before going in for hair removal sessions.

Here are some tips that might help you decide if hair removal is right for you.

Things to remember

It is important to get the treatment done by a well-known clinic. Check references of the people who may have taken the treatment. This will help you to get information about the doctor and the clinic. Ask relevant questions you may have in mind. Understand perfectly what pre-treatment your skin needs to undergo before the laser sessions begin. You may have to follow sunscreen protection for a few weeks before and after the treatment.

Sometimes around 10 sittings may be required for significant results, in this case negotiating a package deal would be less expensive than paying for single sittings. Usually, laser removal clinics offer patients with deals and packages on treatments. This results in overall savings.

Lasers affect the melanin pigment, making the hair roots incapable of reproducing hair. Hair may re-grow after a few weeks and additional maintenance sessions may be prescribed.

Hair must be allowed to grow for a certain period of time before getting your treatment. Generally, doctors suggest you wait for a period of 2-3 weeks before going for laser treatment. Make sure the doctor uses the right laser while performing the treatment.