Laser Hair Removal

​​​Laser hair removal:

It is a cosmetic procedure that uses a powerful laser or intense pulsed light to remove unwanted hair, where this light source heats the hair follicles in the skin and destroys them, disrupting hair growth. Dermatologists use lasers to remove unwanted facial and body hair safely and effectively, with the possibility of repeating the process when the hair grows back.

Probable side effects:
Minor effects that last from one to three days (such as: mild swelling and redness), and there are some side effects that are rare, especially when the session is performed by a dermatologist or under his supervision:
  • Fluid-filled bubbles form on the skin.
  • Reactivation of latent genital herpes infection.
  • Occurrence of skin infection when using the device head without sterilization.
  • Scarring of the skin.
  • Skin color changes to dark or light.​
Results of laser hair removal:
Results are likely to be noticed immediately after treatment, and results vary from patient to patient; Where the color and thickness of the hair, the area treated, the type of laser used, and your skin tone have clear effect on the results.

Laser hair removal and pregnancy:
Many health care providers recommend avoiding laser hair removal during pregnancy; Due to the lack of information about its effect on the fetus, as well as the skin the skin is more susceptible to burns and scars during pregnancy.

Before the session:
  • Make sure to choose reliable, specialized and authorized clinics for this purpose.
  • Consult a doctor to find out how suitable the laser device is for the body.
  • The doctor must be informed before the session of the following:
  1. If you are prone to developing scars on the skin, especially raised scars.
  2. If you had a previous infection with genital herpes and you have a possibility of its activity returning again.
  3. When infected with genital warts.
  4. Tanning the skin shortly before the session.
  5. When taking medications (such as isotretinoin or aspirin), or other supplements.
  • Not to be exposed to the sun for a while before the session, and when necessary, sunscreen should be used to protect the skin.
  • Avoid using tanning beds or other tanning equipment.
  • Make sure that the device head is sterile before using it.
  • Everyone in the room must wear safety glasses during the session.
After the session:
  • After the session, it is normal for some redness to occur in the area, which can be calmed with some cold compresses.
  • Apply a moisturizing and soothing cream to reduce redness on the skin, according to the doctor's instructions after the session.
  • Avoid exposing the treated skin area to sunlight, because the skin is more sensitive to sunlight after the session.
  • Regardless of the weather, sunscreen should be used on the exposed areas that have been treated.
  • ​Do not apply chemical products, especially to the face; to avoid irritating the area.
  • Follow the subsequent instructions provided by the dermatologist after the end of the session.
  • Do not remove hair with wax or tweezers after starting the laser sessions.

Last Update : 10 September 2023 02:18 PM
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