Laser Hair Removal is a technique that uses beams of highly concentrated light to penetrate the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by pigment in the follicles and destroys the hair within them. Laser hair removal is among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S, however Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas where unsightly hair is a problem.
Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Laser hair removal is more than just ''zapping'' unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, that is why you should visit Laserderm where head specialist and expert medical practitioner Dr Awudu, and his team of Doctors have expert knowledge of this treatment.
Also, if you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the colour, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin colour.
Next, the doctor will give a pulse of light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You'll get treatments until hair stops growing.
Blisters are rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions. Other potential side effects are swelling, redness, and scarring.
We recommend you visit an expert specialist clinic such as Laserderm to avoid permanent scarring, also changes in skin colour are rare. If efforts to remove unwanted hair leave you with bumps, nicks, burns, or the hassles of repeated shaving, tweezing, or waxing, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering.
Laserderm Clinics also has other cutting-edge beauty technologies including Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (treatments of ingrown hair as a result of shaving), Skin Rejuvenation (solving skin problems from acne, acne scarring, psoriasis, pigmented skin lesions and patches), Lines and Wrinkle Treatment (an age reversal treatment), Hyperhidrosis (treatment of excessive sweating, typically under armpits areas), Removal of Leg & Facial Veins and Onychomycosis (treatment of fungal nail infection).
For more information on Laser or skin treatments, visit Laserderm Clinics:
Address: 33 Akin Osiyemi Street off Allen Avenue, Ikeja (turning after Mr Biggs opposite Sterling Bank coming from the Opebi axis. Clinic is a white building at the end of Akin Osiyemi Street on the right hand-side), Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: +234 (0) 1-8999778; +234-812-677-7778; +234-805-277-7778