Laser Hair Removal for Body Hair
Laser facial and body hair removal is a good solution if you are tired of shaving, waxing and epilation and are looking for a permanent, effective hair removal solution. During laser hair removal, the main effect comes from the laser beam passing through the skin and being absorbed by the hair shaft. The heat produced by the laser causes damage to the individual hair follicle, resulting in less hair that is finer and possibly even lighter. The degree of hair reduction depends on the number of treatments.
VITAL has the most advanced laser technology available worldwide, including lasers with the largest spot size (so you can treat more hair faster) to suit all types of skin and all areas of the body. Our cutting-edge lasers also come equipped with extremely efficient cooling systems to make your session painless and comfortable. VITAL has also introduced two new hair lasers in order to be more flexible and to allow faster turnaround for laser hair appointments.
Am I candidate for laser treatment for body hair?
Yes, whether you’re male or female, everyone is considered a good candidate for laser hair reduction. With the advanced laser machines at VITAL, we have the ability to perform laser hair removal on all skin types and all areas of the body.
How do I prepare for laser treatment?
Preparation for laser and light-based treatment at VITAL includes:
- Avoiding all sunbathing or tanning tanning beds one month before and for one month after finishing the laser hair reduction treatment, as tanning might contribute to the possibility of burns or pigmentation disturbance.
- Stop all conventional epilation one month before and during the entire laser hair reduction treatment.
- Avoid any chemical peels or collagen injections for one month prior to the procedure.
- Avoid perfumes, deodorants or any potential irritants in the treatment area before and after treatment.
Our doctors at VITAL will also give careful consideration to your natural skin colour and type to determine the treatment best suited for you. In addition, all our nurses receive extensive training before operating our lasers.
How is laser treatment for body hair performed?
Before laser hair removal, you’ll be fitted with special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser beam. According to your doctor’s recommendation, a topical anaesthetic may be applied to some parts of the skin to reduce any discomfort during treatment.
Normally the laser pulses are well tolerated and considered painless. You will feel the powerful cooling air flow that will numb the area treated and prevent any damage to the superficial layers of the skin at the same time.
Session time varies according to area treated; the upper lip may take only a few minutes while treating a larger area, such as the full body, may take two hours.
How many sessions do I need?
You generally need about 4-6 sessions for legs, groin, bikini line and the armpit, while you need 8-10 sessions for the face and neck. Sessions are spread about six weeks apart. Long-term maintenance can be achieved with 1-2 sessions per year. You have to keep in mind that the effect of the laser is cumulative so the more sessions you do the better the result will be.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions for the upper lip or small bikini area can take as little as 15 minutes, while large area such as the full body may require up to 2 hours.
Can the whole body be treated?
Our hair laser removal can work on all hairy areas in the body and we have special packages for full body treatment.
What is involved in recovery?
After laser hair reduction or body hair removal, you may notice slight redness and swelling for the first few hours. A stinging sensation may linger for a day or two and the treated skin may also become slightly crusty.
While healing from laser hair removal, skin care is essential. Wash your skin gently with soap and water. Avoid picking at or vigorously scrubbing the affected skin. You should also avoid sun exposure – both natural sunlight and tanning beds – for at least one week after treatment. After this period, use sunscreen whenever you’re in the sun.
Is laser treatment safe?
Yes, it is safe when performed appropriately by your skilled and certified medical staff.
The most common side effects of laser hair removal include:
- Skin irritation such as redness or slight crusting. Usually this is temporary and will subside over the following days.
- Pigment changes (treated skin may darken or lighten, usually temporarily).
- Very rarely, laser hair removal may cause blistering, or scarring.
Why Choose Us?
If you’re considering laser treatment, you can definitely benefit from the advanced technology that we use and the skilled and certified nurses who will perform the laser hair removal under the full supervision of our Doctors.
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