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Laser hair reduction

Laser hair reduction is a medical procedure that uses a laser beam to destroy the hair follicles that produce hair. While this is not a permanent solution it does delay future hair growth. This treatment can be used on many parts of the body where unwanted hair appears.

As an alternative to waxing, shaving and tweezing, laser hair removal is a fairly safe and painless treatment. It also leads to almost permanent hair loss which is a boon to women. Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face and the body. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while causing no damage to the surrounding skin.

Treatment Options: 

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that removes unwanted hair by using a concentrated beam of light, called laser. It is best to have laser hair removal done by a dermatologist or cosmetologist, a prior consultation with whom will help you understand whether this treatment is suitable for you. The specialist may suggest between two to six sittings of laser hair removal treatment for you. Laser targets the roots of your hair therefore you should stop plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before the treatment.

This treatment will delay hair growth for long periods, and when the hair does regrow, it should be significantly finer. You might require maintenance treatment for better and more effective results of laser hair removal. You can have laser hair removal conveniently done at Medcare in Dubai or Sharjah.

Post treatment care: 

  • The specialists at Medcare’s Dermatology Centre are trained in the latest technologies of laser hair removal, and use their skill and experience to ensure least discomfort to patients during the procedure.
  • Exposure to the sun makes laser hair removal less effective and you may have complications after the treatment.
  • For a few days after the treatment your skin will feel sunburned and you may have to use cold compresses to soothe it.

 

FAQs: الأسئلة الشائعة:
  • Is laser hair removal safe for all parts of the body?

    A: Yes, laser hair removal can safely be performed all over the face and body, except close to the eyes.

  • Why do the results of laser hair removal vary from person to person?

    A: The treatment involves a laser emitting a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, which damages the hair follicles and prevents hair growth. As the pigment of the hair should absorb the light, but not the pigment of the skin, this treatment works best for individuals with light skin and dark hair. Your dermatologist will discuss whether laser hair removal will work well for you.

  • Is there any risk of pain or discomfort?

    A: Some people have redness and swelling for a few hours after the treatment, which go away on their own. In case of any stronger reaction or discomfort, consult your doctor.

  • What precautions do I need to take between treatments?

    A: Between your scheduled treatments, avoid exposure to the sun, and avoid threading or waxing of the hair in that region. Keeping your skin as light as possible will make your treatment more effective.

  • How permanent is laser hair removal?

    A: The lifespan of the laser hair removal treatment depends on different factors, such as how the hair follicles have been treated and the patient's skin colour.

  • What factors affect the permanency of this treatment?

    A: There are two factors that affect the longevity of the treatment. First, whether the hair follicles have been completely destroyed or only damaged. Damaged hair follicles can lead to hair growth, whereas destroyed hair follicles lead to permanent hair removal.

    Secondly, fair-skinned individuals may see some regrowth as they don’t have enough pigment to absorb the laser, and therefore, not enough heat is generated to destroy the follicles. However, a better way to ensure effectiveness is to be regular with maintenance sessions that have been recommended by your doctor.

    Looking for laser hair removal? Book an appointment with a Medcare Skin & Hair Specialist today.

  • Is laser hair removal safe?

    A: While the laser hair removal procedure is completely safe, like many other procedures, it has few side effects. A patch test usually reveals if your skin is suitable for the treatment or if it indicates any side-effects that may occur during or after the treatment.

  • What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

    A: The high-heat lasers emit radiation that delays hair growth and this could cause swelling, irritation, pigmentation changes, etc. Redness and tenderness are two of the most common side effects. Some people may also experience crusting on the treated area. Ointments may be provided to cure these symptoms, but it is important to remember that not everyone may experience these side effects. 

    Laser hair removal is a reliable and lasting method to get rid of unwanted hair. Book an appointment with a Medcare Dermatologist today.

  • How painful is laser hair removal?

    A: Contrary to what most people believe, laser hair removal is not entirely painless it involves using a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. This beam attacks the hair follicles to delay growth, and it can cause discomfort or stinging.

    But when compared to other hair removal techniques, it hurts less, and the results last much longer. 

  • What are the factors that influence pain?

    A: One of the primary factors is the body part this is being treated. For instance, it is more painful on the underarms and bikini area, while it only feels like a pinprick on the face and arms. A numbing cream is also applied to the area, which considerably reduces the amount of pain you feel.

    Don’t let the fear of pain keep you from getting rid of unwanted hair. Book an appointment with Medcare Dermatologists today.

  • How many sessions are needed for laser hair removal?

    A: It can take anywhere between four to six sessions for the results of laser hair removal to show. However, it depends on the area being treated, the hair thickness and your skin type.

    Coarse, thick hair such as that on a man’s chest, the lower legs, and the underarms will take longer to treat than fine hair.

    Results also depend on how often you come back for your sessions; it will take several follow-up sessions to achieve a more permanent effect.

    With four to six sessions, about four weeks apart, you can reduce hair growth by 70-80%.  

    Want a permanent solution for unwanted hair on your body? Book an appointment with a Medcare specialist today.

  • Is electrolysis better than laser for hair removal?

    A: Compared to shaving or waxing, both electrolysis and laser hair removal offer better and longer-lasting results. However, each treatment comes with a set of pros and cons.

  • How is electrolysis different from laser hair removal?

    A: Laser hair removal uses high-heat lasers to emit radiation, which may cause swelling, irritation, pigmentation changes, etc., after the therapy. Electrolysis, on the other hand, inserts an epilator device into the skin that emits shortwave radiofrequency. Due to this, pain and swelling post-treatment rarely occur. 

    Laser hair removal is suited for anywhere on the body, except for the eye area. Electrolysis, too, is versatile and can be used for hair removal from everywhere on the body. But it can also be used on eyebrows, which is not possible with laser treatment. 

    Additionally, while both laser hair removal and electrolysis provide permanent results, multiple follow-up sessions may be required for electrolysis. 

    To conclude, I would say that both hair removal procedures are effective, but it’s recommended not to mix the two. 

    Whether you want to opt for electrolysis or laser hair removal, book an appointment with Medcare Dermatologists for expert guidance and desired results.

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