Ingrown Hair Follicles
What is permanent hair removal?
Permanent hair removal is a highly effective hair removal treatment. After the treatment, the hair will not grow back for at least 1 year or more. Popular areas of permanent hair removal include beard, armpit, chest, shin, arms and bikini line. Using a laser for permanent hair removal with Gentle Yag, it is considered as the best technology nowadays. The laser light has a specific wavelength that can pass through the epidermis of skin and destroy the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin during the treatment. Therefore, there is very little chance of scarring.
What is the effect of permanent hair removal?
- Help removing unwanted hair permanently
- Help healing ingrown hairs
- Keep the skin smooth
The permanent hair removal duration depends on the size of the eliminated area, for example;
- Hair above the lips takes about 1-2 minutes
- Armpit hair takes about 5 minutes
-Shin hair takes about 30-45 minutes on each side
Is the permanent hair removal safe?
It is high security with technology of the Gentle Yag machine from the United States. With cold gas combining with a laser, it will not damage the epidermis and will reduce the side effects while undergoing the treatment. You will feel comfortable and no injuries.
Frequency of undergoing the treatment
Hairs normally have three growth stages: anagen, catagen, and telogen. The laser will destroy only the hair in anagen state. Therefore, all hair cannot be removed since the first treatment. More than one treatment is required with fewer hairs growing. Generally, it takes 3-4 reps, and each should be done about a month apart for the face and about 2 months apart for the body, arms and legs.
All temporary hair removal methods should be stopped (shaving, plucking, and waxing) at least 6 weeks before the permanent hair removal.
After permanent hair removal, there will be no wounds and no scars, but there may be a slight red swelling around the treatment area, which will heal by itself within 2-3 days. Therefore, there is no recuperation and no special postoperatve care. You can take a shower or wash your face with soap as usual. Patients should refrain from using a sponge or stone nor using cosmetic or perfume rollers at the hair removal area for 2-3 days. Moreover, patients should avoid the sunlight and apply sunscreen on a daily basis.
Advantages of using Gentle Yag laser for permanent hair removal
- Convenient, fast, and safe
- As being highly effective treatment, it can be treated with all skin colors including light, medium, or even dark shade of skin.
- Able to treat on both small and large hairs
- The new hair will be lighter in color and smaller in size, and gradually disappeared when repeatly undergoing 3-4 times treatment .