Laser hair removal is the most technologically advanced hair removal method of contemporary times. Looking at how this treatment functions, you will quickly realize that we have come a long way from shaving, tweezing, and waxing.
This medical treatment exposes your hair follicles to beams of highly concentrated light so that the pigment present in the follicles absorbs the light. This results in the destruction of the follicles, thereby ensuring no hair growth.
Surely, it’s not permanent, but it’s the closest to anything permanent that you can get. This is because it puts your hair follicles into a long period of dormancy. Therefore, the frequency of going through laser hair removal treatments is longer when compared to other forms of hair removal methods.
Being performed experimentally for 20 years, it started becoming commercially available in the mid-90s. It is fairly popular in the US and slowly and steadily is spreading its wing elsewhere around the globe, especially in Dubai. The high-end medical and technological aspects associated with the laser hair removal make it one of the costliest, yet safest grooming regimes.
Being one of the most scientifically advanced hair removal techniques, you can use this technology to remove unwanted hair from virtually everywhere – legs, arms, face, back, chin, upper lip, underarm, bikini line, among others.
The advantages of laser hair removal are multi-fold and its results are far-reaching. It’s time to explore the most prominent ones among them.
The long-lasting effect of laser hair removal is probably its biggest selling point. Even the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has stated that the effects of this therapy are far-reaching with long-lasting results. This makes it significantly different from the rest of the hair removal methods. With that being said, it is crucial to use the best laser hair removal machines to achieve the most fruitful results. At 7DMC, we use Elite+, which is one of the best machines for laser hair removal in the market, used only by a few clinics in Dubai.
A major complaint people have associated with other hair removal techniques is the ingrowth of hair, which is extremely painful, to put it lightly. With laser technology, you can rest assured that there will be no such case. Another reason to get rid of threading, waxing, epilating, and all those irritating razor burns, isn’t it?
The level of precision in laser hair removal is off the charts since it targets the hair exactly at the roots of the follicles. This is particularly true for the benefits of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser hair removal. Unlike shaving or waxing, it reaches the core of hair growth and eradicates it from within.
Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal is a fast process, depending on the area of the body that you are working upon. It can last anywhere between a minute to a couple of hours, but you will see the results within just a couple of weeks. Not to mention, all the time you will have for yourself in the future not having to shave or trim.
When compared to other forms of hair removal, especially waxing and to a lesser degree in threading, laser hair removal is a walk in the park. You will simply feel a gentle pinch or at most, the snap of a warm rubber band. Topical medicine is, however, applied 20-30 minutes before the treatment, to further lessen the pain. Yes, everyone’s pain tolerance level is subjective, but the general consensus is that it is on the lesser painful end of the spectrum.
To reap the maximum advantages of laser hair removal, it is recommended to start the process in the initial parts of the anagen stage. This is the rapid growth phase of hair follicles wherein there is an active division of the hair roots, which adds to the shaft of one’s hair.
This is why; you need to receive hair removal therapy in a series of consecutive treatments, every 4-6 weeks.
It is of utmost importance to check the credentials of the lab, doctors, and technicians who will perform this treatment on you to eliminate any disadvantages of laser hair removal affecting you.
In order to prepare your body for the treatment, you need to minimize electrolysis, waxing, and plucking for six weeks before getting the treatment. This is done so that the hair roots remain intact for removal, which waxing or plucking eradicates on a temporary basis. In addition, avoid sunbathing or any kind of sun exposure before and after treatment. Use strong sunglasses in order to safeguard your eyes from the light beams
You should avoid gyms, saunas, or hot showers for 24 hours after the treatment because the heat generated from the session retains in your body for 24 hours. If you perform anything that might increase your body temperature, it may result in bacteria thriving in your body, leading to rashes. In extremely rare cases, this treatment leads to more hair growth.
However, there are minimal risks involved, as it has been proven to be a safe medical procedure. The benefits of laser hair removal far outweigh the minute disadvantages. So, consult a trusted and approved medical personnel or institution that specializes in this therapy and get smooth, supple skin like never before.
Safety and precision are the key elements of laser hair removal. We believe in utilizing high-end scientific products to ensure you get the best overall experience. This is why; we use Elite+ which is considered to be the best laser hair removal machine in the world. Only a handful of clinics in Dubai have access to this machine and we are one of them. Therefore, you know you are in good hands when you are under our treatment at 7DMC.
All our medical procedures, including laser hair removal treatment, are conducted under the strict supervision of our experienced and certified medical personnel who have managed to earn the goodwill for their medical efficiency and knowledge.
With 7DMC and Elite+ by your side, you can rest assured that you are going through a hair removal treatment that is 100% safe and have little to no side effects. We put our patients at the top because your well-being is our priority!
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