Laser hair removal is also knows as light based hair removal and laser hair reduction. It received FDA clearance in the mid 1990s. Before that laser hair removal was painful procedure and worked on individuals with light skin and dark hair. But now it is applied to variety of different skin colors.
Laser hair removal is a process that remove hairs that a person unwilling to have. It usually takes a series of treatments for permanent hair removal.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and has potential risks. Before the procedure an ASDS dermatologist will review the patient’s medical history and if it is needed will make a physical exam. You also have to make sure that the doctor or technician is performing the procedure properly by checking their references. You have to avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after the treatment because sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective. Besides sun exposing, you have to avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, waxing, chemical peels or collagen injections. It is advised avoiding perfumes, deodorants or any potential irritants in the treatment area.
What to Expect After the Procedure
• The treated area will look red like sunburn
• Swelling of the hair follicle
• Little pain and discomfort
When to Consider Laser Hair Removal
• If you have unwanted facial or body hair
• For some time Scarring
• If you have dark hair and light skin
• If you look for an alternative to waxing, shaving and bleaching
• Blisters are not often but are more likely in people with darker complexions.