If you are unhappy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. It was experimentally performed 20 years back but became commercially available in mid 1990’s. With the growing popularity of this treatment it is now widely practiced in clinics. The treatment became popular due to its efficacy and speed.
Mechanism behind Laser Hair removal
The primary principle behind this treatment is selective phoyothermolysis which works on the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on the targeted area without affection the surrounding area.
Lasers selectively heat dark target matter melanin in the area that causes hair growth known as follicle while leaving the other area. It can only remove black or brown hair but works best for the dark coarse hair.
Number of sessions required
This depends upon the type of hair and skin colour. It also depends upon the area of the body to be treated, coarseness of hair and sex. Mostly patients need minimum of seven treatments.
Intervals between sessions
Treatments are spaced three to eight weeks apart depending on the body area and hair cycle length for that area. The treated hair takes two to three weeks to shed and they should be allowed to fall out on their own.
Risk and side effects
- Pink skin
These are the common side effects that are experienced by many of the patients. Some may also develop blistering, scarring and changes in skin texture.
Search for the Skin care clinics in Sydney online. Make a list of them and pen down their contact numbers. Visit their websites and see what services and packages they offer. Check for the reliability and reputation of the company. Read their reviews online and know about them their previous clients.
La Sante Medi Spa in Sydney has TGA approved devices for hair removal using lasers and light. One of these is Long-pulsed Alexandrite. It is effective for the unwanted hair removal ranging from light to dark. Another type of hair removal lasers are Diode and Nd:YAG lasers, as well as IPL (intense pulsed light) sources, all state-of-the art devices that effectively reduce unwanted facial and body hair.