One of the most common problems we women face is unwanted facial and body hair growth. Some of the common methods for unwanted hair removal at home are waxing, threading, using hair removal creams also called as depilatory creams and epilators. But these methods are temporary and hair starts growing within a few days again.
So people who are looking for a permanent solution opt for laser hair removal. If you are planning to remove unwanted hair using laser get to know the benefits and side effects before doing it. Laser hair removal is the process of destruction of hair follicles using laser light and the results are usually permanent.
How Do Lasers Work?
Types Of Laser:
1. Ruby Laser:
2. YAG Laser:
3. Alexandrite Laser:
4. Diode Laser:
5. IPL Hair Removal:
Laser Hair Removal Treatment:
Pre Laser Hair Removal Treatment Care:
Post Laser Hair Removal Treatment Care:
Immediately after the treatment there will be some swelling and redness around the hair follicles almost like sunburn. Usually aloe vera gel that is free of color and perfume is recommended for it. You might experience the smell of burned hair during and after the treatment which is normal.
Using sunscreen is a must during the entire course of the treatment. Avoid strenuous sport activities and external heat like hot water and sauna treatment for at least 3 days after the treatment and avoid sunbathing.
If underarms were treated, don’t use deodorants and also don’t use any makeup and perfume. Don’t use any scrubs or exfoliating products that might irritate the skin for the next few days. If infection sets in or there is blistering, contact your clinic immediately.
Laser Hair Removal Cost:
Best Places For Laser Hair Removal:
10 TOP BENEFITS & SIDE EFFECTS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL:
BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL:
1. Laser Hair Removal Is Permanent:
Laser removes the hair permanently and though in certain cases, it can grow back, it is mostly permanent. Even if the hair grows
back, it is usually thin compared to before. If you don’t have the time and patience to remove unwanted hair by yourself or by visiting a beauty salon every 15 days then you can consider laser hair removal.
2. Laser Hair Removal Pains Less:
When compared to normal hair removal techniques like waxing and epilators, it pains less. Waxing is painful and epilators are even more painful as we are pulling the hair one by one. During the laser treatment, there is little pain compared to other methods. The pain is almost similar to rubber band snapping but try to stick to your schedule that you were advised else the pain will increase each time you delay.
3. For All Parts Of Body:
Another benefit of laser is it can be used to remove unwanted hair from all parts of the body easily and permanently. We all know how difficult it can be to wax or use epilator on certain parts of the body. But please remember that the results will be varied, you might have more success in one part of your body, meaning the hair might not grow back at all than other part of your body. The result will mostly depend on the color and thickness of the hair in that area.
4. For Smooth Skin:
After laser treatment, the skin will be smooth which is a big plus and you also won’t suffer from ingrown hair. I love waxing because my skin feels smooth after using it when compared to shaving and using epilators. But waxing is messy if done at home and is getting expensive when done in beauty salons. We also have to wait for certain amount of time for the hair to grow before waxing again. So if you are a person who wants to have smooth skin always then laser hair removal will be a good option.
5. It Is Cheap On The Long Run & Quick:
Though initially the cost of laser hair removal treatments might seem expensive, when we compare it to the cost of waxing which is the best alternative if you want smooth skin, it will work out cheap. Waxing done at beauty salons are getting expensive day by day and it is also painful and takes considerable amount of time. Laser is also quick, laser treatments can last anywhere between 3 to 10 minutes.
SIDE EFFECTS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL:
6. It Can Cause Burns:
Now laser hair removal has come a long way and there are very low incidents of burns but still if done incorrectly or used a laser treatment for wrong type of skin, it can cause burns. Usually burns are caused only in dark skin as it absorbs the laser light more readily.
7. Laser Can Cause Pigmentation:
Pigmentation is also an other side effect that can happen if the treatment is done incorrectly or if we don’t follow the after care procedures. It can lead either to hypo pigmentation or hyper pigmentation depending on the effect it has on melanin.
8. Can Lead To Infections:
Some inflammation and redness after laser hair removal treatment is common and usually the inflammation subsides within a day or two of applying topical creams or pure aloe vera gel. But in certain rare cases, it can lead to infections, if so consult the clinic immediately without any delay.
9. Can Cause Crusting:
Another side effect of laser hair removal is crusting which usually happens when an area is over treated with laser. But it should go away shortly if we follow all the after care tips mentioned. Don’t scratch the area and apply pure aloe vera gel regularly. But if any infection sets in, immediately visit the clinic.
10. Can Cause Redness & Swelling:
Certain redness, swelling, itching and numbness is very common after doing laser treatment. Try not to scratch the skin and always apply the cream recommended for you. But if the conditions continues even after a few days after the treatment, consult your clinic without fail.
Hi Ramya,I've been following you closely last one year..your videos are really amazing! I am actually going through laser treatment for facial hair removal ..and all that you have mentioned here makes 100% sense. Many women ( including me when I started out) are very precarious to look out for laser treatment . Like you rightly said it is safe if we follow the doc's instructions and it can be a permanent solution for our unwanted hair issues.Keep doing many useful videos and write-ups like this.Huge support and a hug from Ezhili!!
Thanks a lot for your kind words and support Ezhili, means a lot to me….
Hello, I started getting laser hair removal last Feb and my cheeks and forehead were burnt by it. Now I have big brown spots on my cheeks and forehead and the lotion and creams (melalite 15, CutiYt G, lumacip Plus) the doctor gave me to try over the spots one after another haven't worked so far. It has been a year do you have a remedy for it? I would really really appreciate it as the scars are quite big and dark and now my face looks darker than it was. I used to have fair-wheatish skin now it's darker and uneven. Please make a suggestion.
Hi Shweta, Since it has been almost a year, the only suggestion I would give is to apply fresh aloe vera gel directly from the plant all over the face everyday. Just be patient in applying and though it might take some weeks of regular usage, you will surely see positive results…
Ramya Plz. let me know this Works for hair removal…
and Pls..post related to the pumice stone
Take equal quantities of pure Vasambu(Acorus) powder, Kuppaimeni leaves powder, Korai kilangu powder, Kasturimanjal and mix well together. Apply this gently to your body with pumice stone in the opposite direction of hair growth and let it dry completely before taking bath.hen applied to face, this will not cause hair loss on eye brows or lashes. It is recommended to follow this routine twice a week but you can also use it everyday.The unwanted hair will slowly change colour before withering away. If done routinely, the unwanted hair will not grow back .