Precautions & Measures Needed Before and After Laser Treatment

The laser hair removal treatment is the finest way to get rid of unwanted hair. If you would love to do laser hair removal treatment, it's important to be aware of the treatment process and how it works.

Let’s have a look at what happens during laser hair removal treatment.

Laser hair removal technology makes use of an invisible beam of light and a stable source of heat targeting the hair follicles. When this penetrates the hair follicle, it affects the dark pigment- Melanin present in the root of the hair follicles without harming the surrounding skin. Melanin is also found in skin, so laser hair removal treatment will not be a good choice for those people with dark skin. Laser hair removal works best on fair people with dark hair.

The time required for the treatment varies with the area to be treated. It might take anywhere from several minutes to a few hours to complete. The laser beam when passing through the skin gets attracted to the melanin pigment of the hair. The laser beam disables the hair follicle in the deeper layer of the skin.

The patient might experience a minimal pain. The treatment can be done without anesthesia. Prior to the treatment, you should undergo a patch test 48, to check whether your skin is sensitive and exhibits allergic reaction. Patients will be given a protective eye wear during the treatment.  If the treatment is done on face, white laser goggles are preferred and for treating the rest of the black laser safety goggles are worn. A cooling spray will be fired on to the treatment area, milliseconds before the laser beam is fired.

The treated area will be cleansed after the treatment and Aloe Vera gel or Sun block will be applied. The after care advice given by the doctor should be strictly followed. Patients with thicker hair might need a few more sessions to completely get rid of the hair.