Laser Hair Removal, Your Questions Answered
Sometimes you become far more aware of things once you have taken part in something and that is exactly what has happened to me since I underwent some laser hair removal last year. Since then, I cannot tell you how many offers for laser hair removal Orange County has on offer throughout its many clinics and I had never realized the popularity of it in the past. I decided upon my treatment after years of having unsightly hairs above my top lip and no matter how many times I got rid of them, those little suckers just kept on coming back. Since my treatment, I have had many friends ask me what it takes, how it happens and what it costs and so I thought I’d do this article to answer any questions which you may ave about the process.
What Areas Can You Treat ?
Dermatologists have high powered lasers which can also be pointed towards a very specific area of the body. The areas which can be treated using lasers are the bikini area, the chest, back, shoulders, neck and face. As you can see there are some huge areas of the body which laser surgery can be used on in order to get rid of unsightly hair.
Can Anyone Do It?
Laser treatment should only be administered by a trained professional, whilst these lasers are great for getting rid of hair, in the wrong hands they can do great damage. Lasers have the power to burn through the skin and leave you with marks and scars that will never go away. If you are looking for a dermatologist to give you this treatment, ensure first that they have been approved to do so.
During the process, the area of focus will be fully cleaned and then numbed using a gel, once the gel is working and the area is numb, the process will take place. Once you are in the laser room, your skin will be held taught and the laser will be pointed at the area in question. The laser will pulse against the skin and you will feel a sensation, but no pain. You may smell something during this process as the laser actually vaporizes the skin which can create the smell of sulphur in the air.
How Long Does It Take?
In terms of how long your treatment will take, this very much depends on the area that is being worked on. A small are alike the top lip for example may just take a few minutes, the back on the other hand could take an hour or more.
Will The Hairs Return?
There is no guarantee that the hair will not return but for many this can take years and even when the hair does come back, it will be feint and hardly noticeable.
Any Side Effects?
You may experience some swelling, redness or general discomfort after your treatment but this is only likely to last for around 3 days.
So there you have it, any more questions which you may have, feel free to ask in the comments section below.