Electrolysis or laser can permanently eliminate unwanted body hair. In electrolysis, a tiny probe delivers electric current to the base of each hair, dissolving the follicle and preventing re-growth. Treatment time ranges 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the area size and amount of hair. Since hairs in specific areas are in varying stages of growth, and different areas have varying hair densities, the procedure must be repeated up to 7 times at 4-12 week intervals in order to achieve best results.
With Cool Glide Laser or Gentle Yag Laser, a laser hand-piece is slid over the skin, selectively damaging the hair follicles and impairing subsequent hair growth. The procedure takes just a few minutes for small areas like the armpits and as long as 3 hours for the back or legs. Besides, best results are usually observed after 3 sessions, which are done at 4-6 week intervals. Infrequently, inhibition of persistent hair growth would take 5-8 sessions.
HAIR REMOVAL – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q1: Will the hair removal procedure hurt?
Topical anesthesia is applied to the skin and allowed to take effect for about an hour before starting hair removal. Definitely, this effectively keeps you from feeling pain.
Q2: What do I need to do after treatment?
Apply cold compress during the first 24 hours. Avoid sun exposure. Do not use deodorant, or medicinal creams or anything except water to clean the area for two days. Finally, gently pat dry after washing and avoid rubbing the area for a week.
Q3: How long will it take me to recover?
You may have redness and some swelling after the procedure but this is expected to subside in a few days. In addition, the laser can lead to burns on the skin and darkening of skin color. This could take weeks or months to heal. Rarely, injury to melanocytes could lead to permanent skin lightening.
Q4: How do I care for myself after the operation?
Importantly, have your skin evaluated by our experts and get advice on the method most appropriate for you.