Many people want their hair removed permanently simply because they are tired of waxing or shaving unwanted body hair, while others may have abnormal body hair growth due to hormone imbalances. Regardless as to the reason, many people will look for ways to rid themselves of that unwanted body hair. When seeking a way for permanent hair removal, there is no better way than with Laser Hair Removal treatments. Open Door Med Spa will share and help answer some of the most common questions and concerns about laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal Process
Many people often over complicate laser hair removal treatment. In truth, laser hair removal is a relatively simple procedure. During a laser hair removal procedure, an energy of light or laser is directed onto the skin where the light heats up, damages and even kills the hair follicle or root. Once the follicle is destroyed, hair will not grow back. In many cases it will take more than one treatment before the follicle is permanently destroyed. How many treatments will vary from person to person. It often depends on their hair genetics and other medical conditions.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Many often ask before they commit to the procedure of laser hair removal is painful. In most cases a numbing topical cream is applied to the targeted area to prevent any discomfort during a laser hair removal procedure. However, even without the numbing agent, laser hair removal is rather pain free. Some patients report a warming or tingling sensation but nothing overly painful or uncomfortable. Skin types do vary, and to ensure a pleasant experience, laser hair removal treatment often includes a numbing cream.
Can I Shave the Day of Laser Hair Removal?
It is a common misconception that you will need to allow your hair to grow out before a laser hair removal treatment. This concept is inspired, usually, by those who wax their body. However, this is not the case in laser hair removal. It is discouraging to wax before having a laser hair removal procedure. This is because you want the root intact and when waxing, often the root is pulled out. If there is no root, then the laser treatment won’t work. It is okay to shave the unwanted body hair as the root is left intact. Additionally, shaving is encouraged as it makes targeting the follicle or root much easier.
Medications to Avoid when Undergoing Laser Hair Removal
While laser hair removal treatment doesn’t interfere with the rest of the patient’s health, there are certain medications that can affect the results of laser hair removal treatments. For example, there are some antibiotics that can have photosensitive effects on the patient’s skin. Attempting to do laser hair removal treatment can damage the skin. When you consider undergoing laser hair removal treatment, it is essential to share what medication you may be taking, particularity those for infections. If needed, the laser hair removal treatment can be postponed until the antibiotics are no longer needed.