How does laser hair removal treatment work/ What is laser hair removal?

Laser treatment for hair removal emit a wavelength of light with a specific single colour, which When targeted to the skin causes transfer of energy from the light to the skin and hair pigment melanin. This damages and heats up the surrounding tissue.

But to remove hair permanently and to minimise damage to the surrounding tissue, the laser treatment for hair removal needs to be more targeted to specific cells, which sits in the part of the hair known as the hair bulge. These are the hair follicle stem cells.

The best laser hair removal needs to be targeted to stem cells that sit in the hair bulge. Avoid damaging the skin surface which also contains melanin, people are carefully shaved before treatment.

Is laser hair removal permanent ?
Laser body hair removal can either permanently reduce the density of the hair or unwanted hair.

Permanent reduction in hair density means that the patient will have to undergo ongoing laser treatment and some hairs will regrow after a single course of therapy.

Permanent hair removal laser treatment means none of the hairs in the treated area will regrow even after a single course of therapy and no ongoing laser therapy is needed.

Whether it is permanent full body laser hair removal or just reduction in density, it is influenced by:

• the colour and thickness of the hair
•the colour of the patient’s skin
•the type and quality of the laser used
•the competence and training of the person operating the laser.

However, currently available lasers don’t work if you have grey hair, which have no melanin pigmentation.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depend on your Fitzpatrick skin type. This classifies your skin by cosun sensitivity, color and its likelihood to tan.

White or pale skin, burns easily and tans rarely (Fitzpatrick types 1 and 2) People with dark hair usually achieve permanent hair removal with 4-6 treatments, in every 4-6 weeks. People with fair hair generally only achieve permanent hair reduction and after an initial course of treatment may need 6-12 treatments a month apart.

Laser treatment work best in the hands of a professional. Author provided
Light brown skin, sometimes burns, slowly tans to light brown (type 3) People with dark hair can usually achieve permanent hair removal with 6-10 treatments every 4-6 weeks. People having fair hair will generally only achieve permanent hair reduction and after an initial course of treatment may require 3-6 repeat treatments a month apart.

Moderate brown to dark brown skin, rarely burns, tans well or to moderate brown (type 4 and 5) People with dark hair usually achieve permanent hair reduction with 6-10 treatments every 4-6 weeks. Maintenance will usually be required with 3-6 monthly repeat treatments. People with fair hair are unlikely to respond.

Re-treatments must be long enough apart to allow new hair growth to reach the level of the bulge.

Laser Hair Removal and its benefits

Laser treatment is useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, arm, leg, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.

Benefits of laser hair removal:

High quality Precision. Lasers selectively targets the dark, coarse hair while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed. It only takes a fraction of a second for each pulse to treat many hairs at the same time. The laser light can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour and small areas can be treated in less than a minute, such as the upper lip.

-> Most of the patients have permanent hair loss after around three to seven sessions.

Recovery and Risks

For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it’s sunburned. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help. You can wear makeup the next day unless your skin is blistering if it was your face being treated.
Let’s take a close-up look at how your razor pulls and cuts your hair for a close shave.
Till the next month, your treated hair will fall out. Wearing a sunscreen for the following month prevents temporary changes in the color of the treated skin.

Blisters are very rare but likely in people with darker complexions. Other possible side effects include swelling, redness, and scarring. Permanent changes or scarring in skin color are rare.


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