Laser treatment is one of the most popular methods for removing tattoos, acne scars and hair. Out of all of them, laser hair removal treatment has become the most popular nowadays.
With laser hair removal treatment, the area to be treated is shaved a few days before the actual procedure begins. On the day of the treatment, an anesthetic cream is applied to the skin, although this step is not compulsory, and in some treatments, a cool laser spray, tip or gel is used to make the treatment more comfortable.
During the treatment, both the patient and the technician need to wear specially designed glasses to protect the eyes from the laser. The technician then adjusts the laser and uses it on various test spots, where the size, power and pulse frequency can be adjusted to optimise the patient’s comfort.
The technician then focuses the laser on the hair follicles, and the treatment is completed. A very slight amount of discomfort is felt by some patients whilst others don’t feel any at all; it completely depends on the size of the treated area.
After the laser hair removal treatment
The patient can perform all normal activities immediately after the laser hair removal treatment, but some redness or swelling may occur. This only lasts for approximately 24 hours, but it is still recommended to apply some ice, anti-inflammatory cream, lotion or gel onto the treated area.
The entire procedure may take four to six weeks, as it will be continued until the growth of the hair has been entirely eliminated.