6 Steps For Laser Hair Removal Treatment Process With Images

Step 1 : Preparing The Treatment Area


Deodorants, creams and makeup are removed because they will affect the hairs absorption to the laser light. Alcohol will be to prevent bacterial infection.

Make sure you shave the area the night before treatment so that your skin is less risk of burn by the laser. Tape is used to ensure no stray hair is left on the treatment area, and an ultrasound jelly is applied.

Step 2 : Wears Special Goggles


The patient wears special goggles to protect the eye from potential laser light that could leak out.

Step 3 : Applied A Cooling Gel


Applied a cooling gel, spray or an aesthetic cream to the treatment area. A cooling gel or spray will help you ease the uncomfortable feeling and to help your skin feel its best after the treatment. IPL machines will have a slightly different process as these systems do not have an inbuilt cooling spray which cools the skin prior to contact. If you have a black hair or sensitive to the pain, you will be used anesthetic cream that numbs the skin.


Step 4 : Parameters Change Laser Machine


Utilize largest Spot Size and the highest tolerable fluence to get the best out of laser treatment.


6 Steps For Laser Hair Reduction Treatment Process With Images

Step 5 : Laser Wand Begin Work


The laser is a hand-held wand that directs the beam of light in a 3mm-15mm area, it feels like a rubber band snapping the skin. When the laser is fired you'll see a bright light and feel a slight prickling sensation on your skin, as well as some heat. An odor can also be smelled since the hair follicle is being destroyed. The whole treatment will take from a few minutes with small areas to a few hours with bigger ones.

Step 6 : Finish And Clean Up


After the end of laser treatment, your skin will be wipe clean with towels no need for creams or lotions or potions. The skin may look red and slightly swollen, but it should disappear within 24 hours.

You can purchase Aloe or Vitamin E gel and keep them in your fridge ready to go for after your treatment. Often these won't be necessary, but it can be a nice thing to do for your skin.

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