Laser hair removal procedures: all that you need to know

Laser Hair Removal

Every girl has had an Oops moment in her life where she forgot to shave/ wax for an important day and had to cancel or go out with a little less confidence. I wouldn’t be wrong if I said that most girls fantasize about having soft, smooth skin all the time, now wouldn’t I? 

A lot of people consider getting laser hair removal treatment and it is a very popular procedure not only in the Netherlands but all around the globe.

In this article, we’ll go over the laser hair removal procedure and everything you need to know about it. Let’s get started…

Pre-prep–  Admit it, pre-prepping is crucial in any medical procedure. It’s the only way to reduce risks during and after any medical treatments. Preparing for laser hair removal will include administering an anesthetic approximately half an hour before the procedure, providing eye protection, applying the cold gel, or using a special cooling device to protect the outer skin to minimize side effects. Six weeks before treatment, no plucking, waxing, or electrolysis. It’s simply because the laser targets the hair roots, which are removed temporarily by waxing or plucking. Also, avoid the sun for six weeks before the procedure because sun exposure can cause complications both before and after your laser hair removal treatment.

During the Treatment– A laser emits light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair during laser hair removal. This may cause some discomfort at first, but it should wear off quickly. The discomfort is also caused by the conversion of light energy to heat, which damages the skin’s hair-producing tube-shaped sacs (hair follicles). You can rest assured that your skin is not being harmed severely. The treatment simply causes a minor injury that prevents or delays future hair development. This treatment is used to remove unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.

Now that we know the procedure, let’s move on to some of the most common questions we all have in mind.

Recover and Risks- There aren’t many risks, but you should consult your dermatologist before undergoing any such procedure so that a proper analysis of your body can be performed before proceeding.

Recovery– You may experience some discomfort for 3-4 days after your laser hair removal procedure. In such cases, a cold compress can be your best friend. Certain moisturisers are also safe to use. The next 2-3 weeks will pass in which your treated hair will either fall out or leave you with toned skin. For the first 2-3 weeks, a little pigmentation is acceptable. It should go away with proper post-operative care.

Blisters are uncommon but not a compile no. Swelling, redness, and scarring are also possible side effects. Permanent scarring or skin colour changes are uncommon.

COST OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN THE NETHERLANDS?

Well, depending on the expert, it could range from around 250,00 to 300,00 euros if done in a reputable location, or it could be less depending on experience or where you are having your laser hair removal done.

HOW OFTEN CAN LASER HAIR REMOVAL BE DONE?

Most of you will be relieved to learn that many patients can go months or even years without having to shave/ wax their bodies. And what little growth there is, is almost imperceptible. Although to keep your skin looking great, it is safe to repeat the treatment every 4 – 6 weeks, depending on what your dermatologist recommends.

It is best if you do it from a professional who you can trust, as if you try to save money and end up getting a laser removal from someone who isn’t familiar with the procedure, you may face serious consequences. There may be a plethora of good dermatologists in the Netherlands who perform laser treatments for a much lower fee but are experienced. Honest reviews and recommendations come in handy. So, choose the best derma and go for it!

on Mon Jan 24 2022

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