Laser hair reduction is a cosmetic treatment that uses laser technology to reduce unwanted hair growth. The treatment works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicles with a laser beam. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicle, preventing it from producing new hair.
The steps for laser hair reduction treatment can vary depending on the type of laser used and the individual's hair and skin type. Generally, the steps are :
Consultation : A consultation with a qualified dermatologist or a skin specialist is necessary to ensure that the treatment is appropriate for your individual hair and skin type.
Shaving : The area to be treated will need to be shaved, ideally 24-48 hours before the treatment.
Anti-aging Medifacial : Anti-aging medifacial is a treatment that uses medical-grade products and equipment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's typically done to address concerns related to aging skin.
Cleaning : The skin will be cleaned to remove any makeup, impurities, and oils.
Test patch: A test patch will be done to determine the appropriate settings for the laser
Treatment : The laser will be applied to the area to be treated. The laser will emit a beam of light that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicles. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicle, preventing it from producing new hair.
After-care : The skin will be cooled with ice packs or a cold gel, and appropriate after-care instructions will be provided by the skin specialist or the dermatologist.
The advantages of laser hair reduction include :
Reduced hair growth
Long-term reduction of hair growth
Can be used on large areas of the body
Can be used on all skin types
Can be used on all hair types
It's important to note that before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it is important to consult with a qualified dermatologist or a skin specialist to ensure that the treatment is appropriate for your individual hair and skin type, and also to discuss the expected outcome and the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired result.