Over the past few decades, laser hair removal had become an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure. Laser hair removal is the process in which a laser light penetrates the hair follicles, resulting in permanent hair reduction. It is a quick and safe procedure that provides long-lasting results.
Laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any area of the body. Some of the most common areas include the upper lip, armpits, bikini line, and legs. This treatment is suitable for both men and women of all skin complexions. However, the best candidates are those with dark, coarse hair. The contrast of dark hair against skin makes easily targeted by the laser.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
Prior to your hair removal session, there are a few steps to take to make sure that the area is in the optimal state for treatment. For one, you should stop plucking and waxing the area for at least four weeks before your appointment. On the day of your appointment, you will want to make sure that the area is clean of any makeup and creams. In some cases, a topical anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area. Remember also to wear loose-fitting clothing or clothing that gives easy access to the area.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Depending on the size of the area being treated, sessions can be as quick as five minutes. Here at Glamor Medical, we use the Sciton BBL for laser hair removal, one of the most comfortable treatment devices on the market. This technology allows for even heating of the hair follicles, minimizing the possibility of missed areas that can normally occur with traditional hair removal devices. Unlike traditional lasers, the thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plate on the Sciton BBL hand-piece provides a continuous cooling sensation to keep the skin comfortable throughout treatment.
Post-Laser Hair Removal Care
Laser hair removal with the Sciton BBL is a quick and painless procedure. However, there are some post-care steps that you can take to ensure the best results. If you experience any irritation or discomfort following your appointment, aloe vera gel is recommended to soothe the area. It is also important to avoid extended-UV exposure for 7 days after your treatment. Although uncommon, if any side effects occur, contact your medical professional immediately. Several sessions are typically necessary to experience full results on the treated area.