Is Laser Hair Removal Suitable For Sensitive Skin

If you are someone with sensitive skin you will have to be careful with what you use on your skin. Most of the commonly used brands and cosmetics may be too harsh for you. Your skincare regime will probably involve finding substitutes for products and processes that others take for granted. It also makes you more knowledgeable about the products available in the market. As new products and processes get accepted you might research that as well. Skincare becomes a lifelong topic that you need to master. It would be great if there was a permanent fix.

Hair removal methods

Hair removal is a tricky process. Most methods used to remove hair can irritate the skin. Shaving is the oldest method that only provides short term relief. The hair starts to grow back almost immediately. There are lots of options to do laser hair removal from home, but make sure to get a high-quality one as safety is the top consideration. According to Heidi Garrett of HairAndMakeupGirl, “the safety of these at-home tools is linked to the level settings and the tone of your skin. To lower the risk of mild injury, the best devices (as we mentioned before) have built-in sensors.

Other methods like waxing, threading, plucking etc. can be painful apart from the irritation due to trauma to the skin as the hair gets ripped out from the skin. This provides a slightly longer solution but the hair does grow back. The unfortunate user has to put themselves through the gruelling process every few weeks. There may be a way out of this. At least when it comes to hair removal there are permanent solutions.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a newer method of hair removal. It has been around for a few decades. The technology has improved to the extent where it is safe to say that it is the best method to remove unwanted hair. Instead of cutting or ripping out hair laser damages the targeted hair follicles by focusing a laser on them. The damaged hair falls off in a few days and does not grow back. In cases where it does grow back, it would be too thin to even be noticed. Since it is a permanent solution the user will not have to repeat the process after the first set of treatments.

Will it damage the skin?

So if a laser can damage hair will it not damage skin? It is not because the laser is able to distinguish the difference between skin and hair. The practitioners at reputed service providers like Therapie Clinic ​will advise the user on best practices to be followed. The process is not entirely painless. The feeling has been compared to tiny pinpricks. This is a lot less painful than methods like waxing or plucking. During a laser procedure practitioners also use a cooling gel on the skin to protect it from damage.

There are mild side effects associated with laser hair removal. There might be redness or slight swelling in the treated area. This will usually subside in a few hours. Any other symptoms should be reported to a doctor. The laser treatment sessions are spread out over a few weeks so that hair follicles at every stage of its growth cycle can be targeted. There are also other methods that allow the option to permanently remove hair, but they are more expensive and more time consuming than laser.

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