Laser hair removal is one of the most modern and effective methods for removing unwanted hair. Consider all the pros and cons of this procedure without embellishment.
First of all, you should dispel the myth that laser hair removal gets rid of unwanted hair forever. This is not the case, and the doctor will tell you about this before the first procedure. The rate and nature of hair growth depends on genetic factors and hormonal levels, but, as a rule, after 8-10 procedures, hair removal will need to be carried out about once every six months. In addition, the hair may start to grow back with the same strength.
But the fact that after the first procedure the hairs become much thinner, softer and thinner is really so. In addition, you will forget about the problem of ingrown hairs and inflammations.
The Alexandrite laser is only effective for dark hair on light skin, as it reacts to melanin. If the hair is light brown, then the alexandrite laser will be a waste of money. If the skin is dark or tanned, then there is a chance of getting a burn, so a good doctor will never undertake this, but will advise another method of epilation. In the case of sunburn, at least two weeks should pass from the time of exposure to the sun, and if the sunburn is intense, then much more.
Another misconception common in advertising articles is that it is completely painless. The laser, as it were, "burns out" the hair, so this procedure, of course, cannot be painless. On sensitive areas, such as a deep bikini, an anesthetic cream is sometimes applied, which must be applied one hour before the procedure. But if the pain threshold is not very low, then you can try to do it without a cream, since the pain is quite bearable. After laser hair removal, there is usually practically no irritation, in rare cases, swelling is possible, which disappears the next day, but this is an individual reaction of the body.
What happens after epilation
If you think that you will get smooth skin without a single hair on the same day, then, unfortunately, you are mistaken. The laser beam burns out the hair and destroys the bulb, and after the procedure there will be burnt "hemp" on the skin surface, which will fall out only after 7-15 days. Then you can enjoy smooth skin for about a month. It is important that regrown hairs cannot be shaved, pulled out with tweezers or an electric epilator. As a last resort, you can use a depilatory cream. The first procedures should be carried out with a break of 1, 5-2 months.
There are a number of contraindications to laser hair removal. For example, diabetes mellitus, some skin diseases, pregnancy and others. Laser hair removal is considered safe, however, since the beginning of the use of the laser, very little time has passed to make such conclusions with confidence. The doctor should inform you about all contraindications and ask the necessary questions. And, of course, this procedure needs to be done only in specialized medical salons with high-quality equipment.
Initially, laser hair removal was available to few, but due to its widespread use, many medical centers offer significant discounts. In addition, in the long term, this type of hair removal is even cheaper than monthly waxing in the salon.