Unwanted hair is a common problem faced by many, with numerous solutions providing temporary or more permanent results. An issue for both men and women, removing unwanted hair comes in many forms, from regular shaving to more painful, yet longer lasting alternatives such as waxing. Those who are after longer lasting results with minimal fuss often resort to other methods such as laser hair removal.

Aiming to remove unwanted hair and provide a long lasting effect, laser epilation is a great choice for many men and women. This method is particularly effective on people with darker hair and light skin. The laser also works better on coarse hair rather than fine hair, and may not be as effective on blonde or red hair. However individual results will always vary depending on the person and how well they respond to the treatment.

How it works

Laser epilation is an outpatient cosmetic procedure that is designed to remove unwanted hair using the light energy from a laser. Over a number of sessions, the laser gets the hair follicles while they are in their growth stages. As the pigment in the hair absorbs the light, the follicle is damaged to the point that it hinders future growth of the hair. The results of the laser procedure can prevent growth for months or even years. Again, the results will be dependent on the person.

Treatment sessions

Usually a treatment session will last approximately 15 to 30 minutes and the amount of sessions required will depend on the person and the area being treated. On average, most people will have three to seven sessions, with the intervals in between these treatments spanning approximately four to 6 weeks.

To begin, the area is usually shaved. For patients with dark skin, a bleaching cream may be applied in order to increase the chances of better results. The shaved area is cleaned and an anaesthetic cream will be applied. Once the area is prepped the MedioStar laser is used.

Laser epilation can be used on a wide range of areas, including the:

  • Back
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Upper lip
  • Eyebrows

After each treatment, the area may be slightly pink and itchy — similar to that of a sunburn — and this can last for a couple of days.

Risks

Generally this type of hair removal is safe, however there are a few possible risks that should be considered prior to you deciding this is the right option for you. There are some instances where the skin of the treated area can become darker or lighter. This is a risk that is a little higher for those with darker skin, so it is a good idea to avoid tanning before a laser epilation treatment. Irritation, blistering and burning of the skin is another possible side effect.

Organising hair removal with Integral

Integral Medical Solutions helps patients receive affordable cosmetic procedures in Thailand. Offering consultations here in Australia before and after the treatment, as well as taking care of the procedure planning process with the medical staff in Thailand, we make the experience and easy one.

For more information, please get in contact with our helpful staff.

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