Laser hair removal is the process of hair removal by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle. If you are tired of shaving, waxing or tweezing, laser hair removal is an option you can definitely look into.
Dr. Warisha Iftikhar is a cosmetologist & laser specialist practising in a private clinic in Lahore. She provides a wide range of cosmetological services.
In this session with oladoc, she shared insights on a very popular procedure i.e laser hair removal with special reference to Pakistan.
Q.1. What does laser hair removal feel like?
Well, it is quite a common procedure for hair loss these days. Moreover, it also pretty safe and effective. Laser hair removal can be done for all body parts. What basically happens is that laser emits a light that destroys the hair follicle, or the root of the hair. That is how you get rid of the hair but multiple sessions are required.
Q.2. Is laser hair removal permanent?
Generally, it is permanent, but in some people, the hair does grow back. However, the hair that grows back is quite fine and thin. So, in some sense it is permanent, but it is not 100% permanent.
Q.3. How common are laser procedures these days?
Well, laser procedures are quite common these days. Laser procedures don’t just consist of hair removal but also, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and other skin treatments. However, laser hair procedure is certainly the most common one.
Q.4. What is the best laser hair removal?
Well, the latest and most effective laser hair removal these days is the nd yag laser. Because previously, the laser was not really effective for dark people but the nd yag laser is for all skin types.
Q.5. What are the side effects of a laser procedure?
Well, the side effects are there but they are mild to moderate. You may experience redness, itching, burning or swelling right after the laser treatment. However, they can be easily calmed with icing or a topical cream.
Long term side effects may include the formation of a blister or change in skin colour. But these are rare side effects and are temporary even if they do occur.
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