All You Need To Know About Laser Treatments
Laser treatments use focused light energy delivered in a uniform color, wavelength and direction. It affects only the body tissue it is directed at, and does not damage surrounding tissue areas. Laser Treatments can be used successfully to treat several problems, one of which is the problem of unwanted body hair. It can be focused on the hair follicle and destroy it while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Not all laser treatments are created equally. There are some types of lasers that are not as effective or safe for use on all complexions and skin types. It is important to make sure that the laser being used is safe for your skin type and that it is FDA approved.
Types of Laser Treatments
What issues can laser treatment address
Laser treatments are highly effective and are a quick and cost effective way to treat many persistent conditions such as:
1. Unwanted Hair
2. Ingrown Hairs
3. Razor Bumps
4. Age Spots
5. Spider Veins
6. Tattoo Reduction
7. Pigmented lesions
What to expect During Laser Treatment
The procedure is pain free you may feel a slight tingling, heating sensation as the laser generates some heat. But there is no burning or pain as the laser is only directed towards the area being treated it does not touch the skin. The treatment usually lasts about twenty minutes for the face and can be more, depending on the, size or the location and the severity of the condition. The number of treatments required to successfully address the issue will also depend on these factors.
Recovery after the treatment
After laser treatment you may experience some redness in the area, but is temporary and will quickly fade. It will not affect your ability to function in any way. It is important to protect the area, especially the face. You may need to use sunblock and stay out of the sun as much as possible for a few days to avoid irritation. You should also avoid swimming pools because of the chlorine, which can also irritate the sensitive skin. Other no nos include, excessive scrubbing of the area, steam from Jacuzzis and hot showers, make up, exfoliating products and scrubs and even sweating as these can all irritate the area. (* Results may vary from person to person)