Managing your hair can be one of the most irritating aspects of your life you may have. It seems bald people have the least disruptive lifestyles. However, despite your hair creeping up on you with growth spurts within a short period, there are various efficient methods of hair reduction Brighton available. These methods are user-specific, meaning they can work better for some than others, each being suitable for each person. Hair reduction and what it entails are further discussed below.
What is Hair Reduction?
This involves multiple techniques for removing unwanted hair, including tweezing, shaving, or waxing. However, the most widespread method with significant efficiency is laser hair removal.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
This procedure is not as simple as it sounds and requires a medical professional with appropriate training in doing the operation and identifying potential risks. Only qualified professionals with the proper certifications and credentials should do this procedure on you.
Once you and your physician have decided on getting the procedure done, the six weeks before the operation should be free from waxing, plucking, or electrolysis. This is because the operation can be deemed redundant if the root hairs targeted by the laser are temporarily eliminated by plucking or waxing.
Exposure to the sun should be decreased for several weeks before and after treatment. This is since exposure to the sun increases the complications in the operation while making the procedure less effective.
The procedure involves shaving the top of your hair to a few millimeters above your skin. A topical numbing drug is put on the site half an hour before the operation to minimize the stinging effect of the laser pulses. Your physician adjusts the appliance depending on the skin color, location, and thickness of the hair affected.
Eye protection is needed, depending on the light source or laser used. The outer layers of your skin also require protection by a cooling appliance or cold gel to assist the laser entering the skin.
The operator then provides light pulses to the affected site and observes the area for a few minutes to ensure the proper settings were applied and identify bad reactions. The patient is given cold water or anti-inflammatory lotions to alleviate discomfort. The subsequent treatment is to be done after at least five weeks, and they carry on until your hair is no longer growing.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
This procedure can be done to eliminate hair from your limbs, face, underarm, or bikini areas with advantages like:
- The operation is quick, less than a minute for small sites like lips while an hour for areas like legs or back
- This procedure can focus on coarse, dark hairs with precision without harming the skin
- This procedure is effective as most of its patients permanently lose their hair after at least five follow-up sessions
Removing sections of hair in your body are important grooming activities that inhibit the development of parasites or microorganisms that may have adverse health effects. The ease of laser procedures has encouraged its recent growth in popularity. For any questions concerning hair reduction, visit our website, or call our offices in Brighton, MI.