Virtually your entire body is covered with hair, but most of it is fine, pale and invisible to the naked eye. When darker, coarser hair appears in places which make you uncomfortable, it may be time to consider hair removal / reduction.
The GentleYAG Pro-U laser produces a larger beam of high concentrated light, which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, heating up the hair and damaging the hair shaft and bulb, impeding its ability to re-grow. With the large spot size, the process treats numerous hair follicles at once, making the treatment faster than traditional laser hair removal alternatives.
Laser hair removal / reduction does require multiple treatments, because the laser works best when hairs are in an early growth stage and not all hairs are in this phase at the same time.
Laser hair removal involves the removal of unwanted facial or body hair with laser light.
Laser produces intense light that is absorbed by the hair pigment called melanin. The melanin absorbs the light and heats up. This heat damages the hair follicle stops producing surrounding tissue. The damaged hair follicle stops producing hair or replaces thick adult hair with a fine, light- colored hair.
Traditional hair removal methods, such as waxing, shaving, and plucking, remove only the hair shaft. This leaves the hair follicle in place to grow new hair. Electrolysis delivers an electrical removal. However, in comparison to laser, it is painful, slow, and usually requires multiple treatments over months or years.
Laser hair removal is safe, effective and convenient alternative to other methods. Laser can treat large areas quickly, often in the time it takes to shave.
Improvement is already visible after the first session; however repeated treatments are usually required to achieve desired results as not all hair follicles are active at the same time. Around three to six sessions, with four to six weeks interval are needed to remove all hair from each area. Your doctor may recommend maintaining treatments once or twice per year.
This depends on the area of being treated. For small areas such as the upper lip, ears or chin it takes only a few minutes. Treating a larger area is usually takes longer time.
There is usually slight discomfort or stinging sensation, however topical anesthetic cream can be applied 30 minutes prior to the treatment to reduce any discomfort that might be associated with the treatment.
You need to avoid sun exposure and apply sufficient sunscreen; also a mild healing cream will be prescribed to you.
Stay out of the sun. Tanning increases the risk of side effects such as blistering and discolorations. If you are tanned, either from sun exposure or tanning products-wait until the tan fades completely before undergoing laser hair removal. Avoid plucking, waxing and electrolysis. These hair removal methods can disturb the hair follicle and interfere with laser hair removal. It is usually recommended to shave the required areas for hair removal before the laser session.
Results of laser hair removal depends on several factors, including: Hair color- Laser is most effective for dark hair. Light hair lacks sufficient melanin to absorb the light and to heat up the hair follicle. Hair thickness- Thicker hairs respond better than thinner hairs. Skin color- Previously, only fair skinned people could be treated with laser for hair removal. Now dark skinned individuals can also be treated, but gentler and numerous treatments may be required to deliver the same results. Body area- Hair on the arms, legs, underarms and bikini area respond best to treatment. Facial hair (chin and lip) tends to be more resistant.