As summer approaches, the clothes make the body in evidence, and the need to eliminate the hair increases. Currently, there are many methods, but the only ones capable of providing a lasting result are laser and pulsed light.
If you’re one of the legions of women who suffer from a mass of dark, thick, unruly hairs strewn across their bodies, laser methods could be the end of that torment. Yes, because after a few sessions, almost 100% of the hair will have disappeared. Furthermore, in the second application, they will be lighter and thinner.
Contrary to what many people believe, no laser provides definitive hair removal, as some may be born again after some time. Therefore, it is recommended that annual maintenance be done to eliminate stubborn hairs that are reborn. Even so, don’t be discouraged because the correct technique combined with a good professional and capable device for each type of skin guarantees long-lasting hair removal.
How It Works
Laser hair removal (กํา จัด ขน ถาวร which is the term in Thai) eliminates the hair because its energy, in light, is attracted and captured by melanin, a pigment present in the hair shaft and responsible for its color. This thermal energy destroys or retards the follicle’s ability to produce new hair. Hairs that are not removed immediately grow slowly, lighter and finer. “The darker the hair, the better the result with the laser,” explains the doctor.
To obtain a good result, it takes an average of six sessions. With each application, many of the hair follicles are destroyed, not producing more hair, while others are damaged, allowing the hair to grow back. With each additional session, the survivors are decreasing and, after four to six applications, only a few hairs will remain in the treated area.
Care for before and after the session
- Before starting the treatment, the ideal is to spend at least three weeks without sunbathing.
- Do not shave with hot or cold wax, tweezers or electrolysis for between four and six weeks before and during treatment.
- After each session, avoid intense heat or perspiration and sun in the area. In case of stinging or burning, make cold compresses for 30 minutes.
- Not all types of lasers allow sun exposure after sessions. It is best to avoid the sun’s rays so as not to stain the skin.
- The use of razors and depilatory creams is allowed because these procedures preserve the hair structure (keeping its shaft intact in the follicle) and do not impede the laser’s action.