Low-energy lasers are used in laser hair removal in Austin, TX, making the process comfortable for the patient. This cutting-edge technology can provide permanent effects. When it comes to getting smoother, younger-looking hair-free skin, laser treatments are the way to go. They are quick, mild, and effective on practically any part of the body.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
You should wait at least six weeks after waxing or plucking to have laser hair removal. It is necessary for at least the root of the hair to be present, since the laser targets the pigment in the hair. Waxing and plucking remove the entire hair, giving the laser nothing to lock onto. Shaving leaves the root, so shaving beforehand is acceptable.
Keep out of the sun for a minimum of six weeks before and after laser hair removal. Sun exposure before and after the treatment results in a lower success rate and an increased risk of complications.
Before undergoing laser hair removal, your medical history will be evaluated to rule out any potential complications. This includes any current medications, pre-existing conditions, scars, or past hair-removal treatments.
The Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Just prior to the laser hair removal procedure, the hair that will be treated will be trimmed so that it is no longer than a few millimeters above the skin’s surface. A topical numbing medication is typically applied 20 to 30 minutes prior to the laser procedure in order to prevent any discomfort or pain.
Hair color, hair thickness, and treatment location will all be taken into account while calibrating the laser equipment to ensure a safe and effective procedure.
During the laser hair removal process, a handpiece will be held over the targeted area. The laser beam will pass through the skin and into the hair follicles. The laser’s high temperature damages the hair follicles, putting an end to hair growth. Both the warm pinprick and the cold from the cooling device will be felt throughout the procedure.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will Be Needed?
Many variables will determine how many laser hair removal sessions are necessary. The number of treatments necessary to achieve the desired outcome will depend on factors such hair density, hair growth cycle, hair thickness, color, and location.
Typically, it will be necessary to come in for two to six sessions of laser hair removal. Time will be needed between sessions to allow hair to pass into its growth phase. For places with rapid hair growth, such as the upper lip, touch-up treatments may be necessary.
Laser Hair Removal Aftercare
In the initial few hours following laser hair removal, you may experience redness and swelling. Applying cold packs to the affected area can help alleviate any pain or discomfort. If you have a skin reaction after laser hair removal, Dr. Atencio may decide to treat the area with steroid cream.
After having laser hair removal performed, you should stay out of the sun and tanning beds for a period of six weeks, unless otherwise directed by Dr. Atencio. Additionally, you must apply proper sunscreen every day.
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If you want to learn more about laser hair removal in Austin, TX, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniela Atencio.
Your Hydrafacial will be performed in Dr. Daniela Atencio’s surgery center located in Austin, TX