Why get your Laser Hair Removal with Us?
Refine plastic surgery offers the latest and safest treatment of laser hair removal with the Lumenis Splendor X system. This device not only achieves fantastic and fast results its offers one of the safest forms of treatment on the market today. Through a self-contained vacuum system harmful smoke and plume is instantly suctioned away while a separate zimmer cooler makes the procedure painless and eliminates heat. At Refine plastic surgery we aim to offer the latest in both non-invasive and surgical treatment options. Don’t limit yourself.
Who should have Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is used to reduce or remove unwanted hair. Common locations for treatment include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, back and the bikini line. However, It is possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area. Areas that should be avoided include the eyelid and surrounding area as well as skin with tattoos.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.
How does it Work?
Hair color and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal. The basic principle is that the pigment of the hair, but not the pigment of the skin, should absorb the light. The laser should damage only the hair follicle while avoiding damage to the skin. Therefore, a contrast between hair and skin color — dark hair and light skin — results in the best outcomes. The risk of damage to skin is greater when there is little contrast between hair and skin color, but advances in laser technology have made laser hair removal an option for people who have darker skin. Laser hair removal is less effective for hair colors that don’t absorb light well: gray, red, blond and white. However, laser treatment options for light-colored hair continue to be developed.
What’s Involved in the Procedure?
Multiple laser hair removal treatments are needed for initial hair removal, and maintenance treatments might be needed as well. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair, but it can be successfully used on all skin types.
What are Risks?
Risks of side effects vary with skin type, hair color, treatment plan and adherence to pre-treatment and post-treatment care. The most common side effects of laser hair removal include:
Skin irritation: Temporary discomfort, redness and swelling are possible after laser hair removal. Any signs and symptoms typically disappear within several hours.
Pigment changes: Laser hair removal might darken or lighten the affected skin. These changes might be temporary or permanent. Skin lightening primarily affects those who don’t avoid sun exposure before or after treatment and those who have darker skin.
Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.
Laser hair removal isn’t recommended for eyelids, eyebrows or surrounding areas, due to the possibility of severe eye injury.