Laser hair removal destroys hair at the follicle, using short bursts of light energy. For permanent results, usually several sessions are required with a break in between, however single sessions can be used for hair reduction. The amount of sessions and time the sessions take vary, depending on the targeted area.
Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to body hair removal and is usually sought after by patients who have dark or thick hair or patients who no longer wish to wax or shave their body hair. Common areas of the body where laser hair removal treatment is used, include the underarm, legs, face, arms, and bikini line.
Upper lip hair
Bikini line hair
ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Number of days in hospital: 1
Overnight stay not required
Average length of stay abroad: 2 days
It's safe to fly after laser hair removal treatment.
Number of trips abroad needed: 1
Usually 3-5 sessions are needed for permanent results, although patients can have 1 session for hair reduction.
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Patients are usually advised to stop all forms of hair removal at least 6 weeks before the treatment, in order to allow the hair to grow to its natural form before the removal.
First, the hair is trimmed down to a couple of millimeters and a small patch test is carried out, in order to ensure that the settings are suitable.
Depending on the equipment that is used, the patient may need to wear protective goggles for the procedure, while targeted light is directed at the hair follicles.
The procedure can be performed without any anesthesia.
The Laser Hair Removal takes 1 to 4 hours.
Treatment time will depend on the size of the targeted area, but patients may need up to 6 appointments with a 6 week space between each appointment to get their desired results.
HOW IT IS PERFORMED
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BEFORE LASER HAIR REMOVAL ABROAD
Post procedure care
After the procedure, some patients apply ice packs or special lotions to soothe the area. The area may feel pain, somewhat similar to sunburn. The hair will fall out over the following weeks. Patients should leave 6 to 12 weeks between sessions.
Some minor discomfort, similar to pain associated with sunburn is possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER LASER HAIR REMOVAL
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL
90% of people see permanent hair loss after 3 to 5 sessions.
Not recommended for
Certain skin type and hair color
Patients who have difficulty healing or keloid scars
Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal treatment.
Laser hair removal targets the root of the hair and permanently removes it.