Body hair may look good, but excessive body hair that too at unwanted places in the body can impact your natural aesthetic appearance. Plus, they could even be a reason for embarrassment in public.
Laser hair removal in Melbourne at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre is the best way to get rid of body hair or excessive hair to achieve a radiant and flawless appearance.
Here’s everything you need to know about laser hair removal Melbourne.
Advantages of laser hair removal
For laser hair removal, a technology device is used that emits pulses of highly concentrated light and focuses them directly into the hair follicles. The follicles absorb the heat emitting from the light. This destroys the hair follicle and further arrests hair growth on the skin. It is a long-term permanent solution to excessive or unwanted body hair. The various benefits of this non-invasive, non-surgical procedure include:
Precision: The procedure involves the use of IPL or Intense Pulsed Light, which has better accuracy in targeting the strands of hair right into their follicles.
Speed: It is a swift procedure. The length of individual treatment sessions may vary depending on the type of treatment. However, every session is a swift and secure procedure. You will experience positive results within a few weeks of treatment.
Price: Laser hair removal in Melbourne needs an upfront investment from the patient. However, you will save money on regular waxing and shaving cream and razors. It will be considerable savings in the long term.
No painful irritations: When the treatment begins to show effect, you can effectively get rid of ingrown unsightly hairs and the pain of regular waxing and razor use. The treatment could cause initial short term discomfort. However, the discomfort reduces within a day of the treatment session.
Any part of the body: Laser hair removal treatment could be performed on any part of the body: legs, underarms, back, face, bikini line or any other place in the body where you want to get rid of unwanted hair.
How does laser hair removal work?
An area of the skin is marked. Then a device is used to focus laser beams on the target skin area. The heat energy from the laser beams causes the hair follicles to “explode”. The roots of the hair die and the hair falls off from the skin.
Depending on the skin type, the patient may require one or more treatment sessions to achieve complete removal of unwanted hair from the skin. Ideally, one needs to undergo multiple treatment sessions depending on your hair type, skin tone, and the location of hair in the body, laser type and settings.
How to prepare for laser hair removal treatment?
The hair follicles need to be present on the skin. Therefore, do not wax, thread, tweeze or do any other hair removal activity before your treatment. You just need to shave the hair in the targeted area one or two days before the treatment date. Don’t do it on the day of the treatment, it may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
Avoid excessive sun exposure 2 weeks before the treatment. And follow the guidelines of the Doctor to achieve the best results from laser hair removal Melbourne.
Aftercare for laser hair removal treatment
Since the laser heats the skin to remove the hair follicles, therefore, the skin has to cool down to prevent redness. The skin Doctor will recommend a cooling serum and creams to help cool off the skin and prevent any side effects. It is recommended for patients to undergo a cool shower when they get home post-treatment.
Avoid sun exposure after treatment and wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 at all times if you plan to venture out. You should not pluck or wax or thread the area between two treatment sessions. Hair follicles need to stay intact for effective treatment in the next session.
Side effects of laser hair removal
Since the laser is focused on the skin, you may experience some short term side effects, which is normal, and usually goes away within a day post-treatment.
The patient may experience swelling or pinkness of the skin. The swelling is formed due to the death of the hair follicles. A proper moisturiser or a skin cream suggested by the skin doctor can heal the skin issues within one or two days of treatment.
The treatment has to be performed by an experienced Skin doctor to achieve the best hair removal results with minimal short term side effects. Inexperience or use of cheap laser equipment may even cause unwanted side effects like scabbing, blisters, hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation.
Therefore, you need to check and research the credentials and experience of the skin doctor and the clinic before you decide to undergo laser hair removal.
Dr Shobhna Singh is an experienced Skin Doctor with vast experience in laser hair removal Melbourne. To consult with Dr Shobhna, Visit Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre today.