Time and convenience play a role in our everyday decisions. We want results quickly and easily. Hair removal is tedious and time-consuming, which leads many patients to search for faster, methods. Located in Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. Rahul Shukla and the team at drs skincare offer laser hair removal to reduce excess body hair.
How laser hair removal works
Laser hair removal is an efficient, effective method for removing unwanted hair from the body. Laser technology utilizes light energy to target and treat a specific need. In the case of hair removal, the light pulses destroy hair follicles. This is done as the melanin or pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser’s energy. After a series of sessions, patients notice a significant reduction in unwanted hair.
Skincare between laser hair removal treatments
Following your laser treatment, you may experience mild side effects. By taking proper care of your skin between treatments, you can reduce any irritation while also improving the healing process.
- Skin redness – Your skin may be pink or irritated following the treatment. Using cool compresses or moisturizer helps soothe the skin.
- Shedding and exfoliation – A couple weeks after your treatment, the hair follicles shed the hairs that were growing. This often looks like blackheads on the skin. By gently exfoliating the treatment area a few times each week, you can help the shedding process and remove any dead cells or debris from the skin.
- Regrowth – The laser only targets hair follicles in their growth phase, so regrowth occurs in follicles that were resting. As the hair grows, remember to shave or trim the hair. Do not pluck or wax, as it pulls out the shaft and the hair will not be present during the next treatment session.
- Sun exposure – As with any laser procedure, it is important to protect your skin with sunscreen. Sun exposure may irritate the skin. Also, if your skin is tanned, the laser may need to be turned down, making it less effective.
Contact the professional staff at drs skincare for a laser hair removal appointment. (905) 524-1712.
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