If you are looking for laser hair removal in San Marcos, LaserAway is here to help. Laser hair removal is a procedure for removing unwanted hair. It involves directing sharply focused beams of light into follicles of the hair. The pigment in the follicles then absorbs the light which destroys the hair contained in the follicle.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
This procedure can get rid of unwanted hair from the underarms, face, legs, bikini line, and arms. The laser removes dark stubborn hairs with extreme precision. Yet the skin in the surrounding area is unaffected.
The laser eliminates hairs very quickly. It can treat small sections such as the region above the lip in a matter of seconds. Larger parts of the body such as the legs and back can about 45 minutes to treat. The results from laser hair removal are usually permanent after a few sessions.
Preparing for the Treatment
Anyone considering undergoing laser hair removal should not do much waxing, plucking or electrolysis for six weeks before the procedure. That’s because the laser targets the roots of the hair. Plucking and waxing temporarily eliminates the roots. It’s also important to stay out of the sun for six weeks before the procedure. Exposure to the sun can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment and can increase a person’s chances of developing complications.
Hair Laser Removal Treatment
The technician will slightly trim the hair which will be targeted during the procedure. The laser is adjustable. The technician will set the laser according to the thickness, color, and region of the targeted hair. The laser is also adjusted according to the patient’s skin color.
The technician will apply a cold gel on top of the skin for protection. This will also help the light from the laser penetrate the skin. The treatment site will receive a pulse of light from the laser.
When the procedure is completed, the technician will give the patient ice packs and creams to reduce inflammation and discomfort. The patient can come in for a follow-up treatment for weeks after the procedure. It’s recommended that patients continue to come in for treatments until the hair stops growing back.
The skin may resemble sunburned skin for one or two days after the procedure. Some patients may even have some scarring or redness on the skin. Moisturizers and cool compresses can help ease the discomfort. The treated hair will begin to fall out during the month after having laser hair removal.