Laser hair removal is an advanced cosmetic treatment which is seen to be a good alternative to waxing, shaving etc. Most people in California ought to prefer laser treatment for removing unwanted extra hair.
It is beneficial to remove unwanted hair with laser from those parts of the body where it could be hard to wax or tweeze such as armpits, hips etc. Its precision and speed enables intricate operations which produces better looks and leave the skin undamaged in the process. The time required depends on the area of the part. In most cases, the maximum time taken was no more than an hour. This treatment is received by patients who look to enhance their beauty or as an anti-aging measure.
Patients are generally advised to avoid undergoing any other form of hair removal treatments a few weeks prior to the treatment, since such treatments cause the hair roots to disappear temporarily in which case a laser treatment will not be effective. After the treatment, doctor’s directions must be followed to ensure safe health post treatment.
First, the area where the hair has to be removed is spotted. Hairs are then trimmed to a shorter length and equipment parameters are set accordingly. Appropriate safety measures must be followed by the patient as well as the technician. Certain measures are taken to ensure effective penetration of light through the skin. During the treatment, a pulse of the laser light is directed on to the area of treatment and the settings in the equipment are re-adjusted based on the observation made. The procedure is continued for the rest of the treatment area until all the unwanted hairs are removed.
After the treatment, the patient will be prescribed for certain medication. Since this treatment doesn’t remove hairs permanently after the very first treatment, a second treatment will be scheduled in some weeks and the procedure will continue until eventually the hair growth is stopped permanently.
For the first few days, the treated area may appear reddish although it may not be as painful to the patient. Medicines and lotions are prescribed by the doctor to minimize the carmine. Other cosmetic products can be applied after the treatment but should be avoided in any case of discomfort. Side effects may occur in the form of carmine, scarring, swelling and blisters which are actually very rare.
Cost of the treatment depends on individual cases and many factors such as the area of the treatment and time, number of treatments, method of treatment and location. A consultation session will provide a clear picture of the cost. The average cost of this treatment, as stated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is about $235 per session.
Dr. Bijan Farah of Rejuvenate Medical Spa is one of the leading Cosmetic Surgeons of San Fernando and a certified practitioner of laser therapy. He also attends to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA. With correct preparation and diagnosis, the doctor and his technicians ensure that a patient experiences the least traumatic and more effective hair removal procedure.