LASER HAIR REMOVAL, WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW IN EDMONTON

LASER HAIR REMOVAL, WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW IN EDMONTON

Laser hair removal is a procedure that has been in existence for several decades and has been received by millions of Americans. Several laser hair removal centers have been erected across the United States. This shows how popular this procedure has become.

The reason behind the popularity of laser technology is as a result of its precision. This is the primary reason why it is employed in many surgical procedures.

Laser, an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation,” is a type of light with a specific wavelength. Dark objects absorb light readily. Therefore, when a laser is pointed at one’s skin, it is absorbed by dark hair. This implies that laser can only get rid of dark hair while red or blonde hair may require more sophisticated laser hair removal procedures.

 

Nevertheless, newer laser technologies are unveiled which will allow anyone with any hair to receive laser hair treatment as well.

If you are tired of tweezing, shaving or waxing to get rid of unwanted hair, then you should go for laser hair removal

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that involves the beaming of lasers, i.e., highly concentrated light into follicles of hair. The follicles contain pigments which readily absorb the focused light or laser. This leads to the complete destruction of the hair.

This cosmetic procedure is highly targeted, meaning, that, lasers can be used to target a specific area with dark and coarse hair. The surrounding skin, however, remains unaffected or damaged.

What Can Lasers Treat?

Laser technology has been employed for the treatment of a variety of ailments, one of which has to do with hair removal. It is a cosmetic procedure that is minimally invasive and bears negligible side effects.

Do Laser Hair Removal Treatments Work?

Laser hair removal treatment works – for the most part – so well that it is much preferred when compared to other forms of removing hair such as waxing, shaving or electrolysis.

These forms of getting rid of hair are not only costly but also painful and time-consuming.

Are Laser Hair Removal Treatments Expensive?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has confirmed that the cost for one laser hair removal session is about $235. However, some factors may affect the price of the treatment, such as:

  • Number of treatment that is required

  • The size of the area to be treated as well as how long one treatment session will take

  • The person performing the procedure; a physician or a trained healthcare professional

  • Your location within the country where you are having the laser hair removal procedure

You may need to set up an appointment with a medical consultant or doctor to have a good idea of how much it is going to cost you to undertake the procedure.

What Should I Do Before Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

You shouldn’t just waltz into a medical center for a laser hair removal procedure. This medical procedure calls for training or preparation to perform. It also comes with its attendant risks which you must be aware of.

Before you undertake laser hair removal, you should check out the credentials of the technician or physician that will carry out the procedure.

If you have made up your mind to go for laser hair removal, then you should keep a tight rein on electrolysis, plucking, and wax for about six weeks before treatment.

The reason behind this is that lasers focus on the roots of the hair. Plucking and waxing temporarily remove these roots, and it could render the laser hair removal procedure ineffective.

You should also stay away or minimize exposure to the sun before as well as after the treatment. Undue exposure to the sun renders laser hair removal futile. This also increases the risk of complications significantly.

Who Can’t Have Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

People with strawberry blond, white, red or fine hair are not ideal candidates for laser hair removal. This is because there isn’t enough pigment in them to absorb laser.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you shouldn’t undergo this treatment.

What Should I Expect During Laser Treatment for Hair Removal?

Before the laser hair procedure, the hair at the target area will be trimmed down to about a couple of millimeters above the surface of your skin. The laser equipment will be fine-tuned according to the thickness, color as well as the location of the hair undergoing treatment, and your skin color.

The technician, as well as you, will need to wear suitable eye protection, though this depends mostly on the light source or laser. The outer layers of your skin, i.e., the areas of the skin surrounding the target area should be protected using a cooling device or cold gel. This helps the laser to penetrate deep into the skin.

After that, the technician will switch on a pulse of light and focus it on the target area. The technician would observe for several minutes. This is to ensure that the best settings or adjustments have been made to prevent adverse reactions.

At the end of the procedure, you will be given anti-inflammatory lotions or creams, ice packs or cold water to alleviate any discomfort. You can schedule your next appointment or treatment four to six weeks later. You will continue to get treatments until the hair at your target area stops growing.

What Are the Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Laser hair removal comes with some side effects which include:

  • Blisters (more common with dark-complexioned people)

  • Swelling

  • Scarring

  • Redness

Permanent changes in the color of the skin or scarring are infrequent.

How Many Treatments Will Provide Results In Edmonton?

Hair grows at different speeds or rates; therefore, you will need to undergo more than a few treatment sessions. This is to target all the hair follicles to so that you can get rid of all of them.

The laser only affects hairs that are in the active growth stage, and you should know that every hair grows at the same time. You may need from four to seven treatment sessions. Each treatment session must be spaced approximately three to six weeks apart. This is to target all the hair follicles within the treated areas.

The size of the target area will determine how soon you should expect to see results. If the treatment area is not that large, then you should be seeing some results within a few weeks or months.

What Are the Post Laser Hair Removal Treatment Precautions In Edmonton?

The treated area will appear and look sunburned; therefore, you need to use moisturizers or compresses. You can also wear makeup the next day if your face was treated.

You should wear a good sunscreen so that the color of the treated skin does not change temporarily. Over the next thirty days, your treated hair will continue to fall out.

What Are the Advantages of Laser Hair Removal Treatments In Edmonton?

Lasers are incredibly effective for getting rid of unwanted hair from your face, arm, underarm, leg, bikini line, etc.

Other benefits of this cosmetic procedure include:

Precision – With lasers, coarse and dark hairs can be targeted and gotten rid of without affecting the area of the skin close to the treated area.

Predictability – In most cases, patients can record permanent loss of hair after approximately three to seven treatment sessions.

Speed – There is almost no other form of cosmetic procedure that is as fast as laser hair removal. This is because every pulse of laser takes only a fraction of a second, yet it treats several hairs at roughly the same time.

Lasers can deal with an area that is about the size of one quarter per second. Hair grows on the upper lip as well and getting rid of them will not take more than one minute.

Large areas such as the legs or back can take up to one hour for a full session.

Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center in Edmonton is the most advanced Cosmetic and Laser clinic in Edmonton

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Ph.D., MSc, CDE, CRE, APA, MBA candidate, Director of Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre INC

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