Laser Hair Removal
If you are tired of shaving, waxing, and all the maintenance involved in keeping your skin smooth and hair-free, you may want to consider a more permanent solution. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective procedure to reduce hair. The technique can be used on most areas of the body, including the legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, and other areas.
Dr. Ifeoma Ejikeme and her team of expert technicians regularly perform laser hair removal and other skin-enhancing aesthetic procedures at Adonia Medical Clinic in Maida Vale, UK.
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular and reliable methods to remove hair. During a treatment, laser light energy is delivered to individual hair follicles via a hand-held device. To reduce discomfort, a cooling gel may be applied to the skin. The intense, pulsating beam heats and damages the hair follicles, which inhibits future hair growth. The laser targets the hair follicle, leaving surrounding healthy tissue unharmed. Unlike other hair removal techniques, laser treatment yields lasting, and in many cases permanent, results.
The length of the treatment depends on the size do the area being treated. Small areas can be done in a matter of minutes, while larger areas can take about an hour. It typically takes multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. However, the number of laser treatments needed to get desired outcomes will vary from individual to individual.
Because laser light targets the pigment in the hair, an individual’s hair color and skin tone can affect results. Laser hair removal tends to work best on those with dark hair and light skin. However, advances in laser technology has improved the ability to successfully treat people of all skin types.
The Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has several benefits. Laser hair removal is:
- Precise. The laser selectively targets individual hair follicles.
- Efficient. Several hair follicles can be treated with one zap.
- Reliable. Most individuals see permanent hair loss after a series of sessions.
The procedure is considered safe and carries few risks. The most common side effects include temporary skin irritation and lightening or darkening of the skin. Any redness or swelling generally resolves itself in a few hours. Pigment changes are also typically temporary. Accurate laser settings can help reduce the risk of pigment changes. If you are consider laser hair removal, it is important to see an experienced specialist.
Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation at Adonia Medical Clinic, London
If you would like to know if laser hair removal is the right option for you, contact Adonia Medical Clinic to schedule a consultation. We are conveniently located for residents of Hampstead and West Hampstead and offer a range of aesthetic and rejuvenating services for men and women.