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Can I Exercise After Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more
Not usually: Depending on the type of laser or BBL used for hair removal and your skin pigmentation it is possible to get small burns. However, more commonly you get some temporary redness after the treatment, and sometimes redness or small bumps around each hair follicle. It is unusual to have crusting or scabs. ...Read more
After laser hair removal developed what look like tiny skin growths that haven't gone away after 3 months, what can they be?
Yes: Hypo pigmentation can occur with laser therapy. It is often unwanted but is safe. ...Read more
Laser: If no redness or irritation exists on the treated areas then deodorants and perfume should not present a problem. ...Read more
Yes: Yes and repeated treatments may be required. ...Read more
Rest of your life!: Honest, ultraviolet causes wrinkles, sunspots, premature loss of skin tone and elasticity, not to mention skin cancers, some of them fatal. Do you really think any caring doctor will "approve" of tanning? But if you tan while the hair removal areas are pink or inflamed, you could also end up with permanent discoloration or hyperpigmentation. Can you say "5 o'clock shadow" where hair used to be? ...Read more
For how long should I abstain from alcohol before and after laser hair removal treatment session?
Wine: You. May have a glass. Of wine in the evening same day ...Read more
What can I do to get rid of deep ingrown hairs after laser hair removal treatment other than exfoliating?
Patience and time: By your 3rd or 4 th treatment, as your skin naturally turns over, these hairs and the inflammation around them will resolve and improve. If you start digging around to pull the hairs out, you will be successful but will leave terrible scarring. Gentle exfoliation, repeat treatments, and time will provide you with the best results. ...Read more
After laser hair removal on legs, there are numerous tiny white spots. No burns or redness after procedure. Will skin return to normal eventually?
See your doc: The spots could be caused by many things so I would go back to your physician and show them. Good luck! ...Read more
Can I continue using metformin (for PCOS) and glycerin supp (for constipation) right after laser hair removal session?
Risks are few: While all lasers have the potential to burn and no treatment is 100% effective laser hair removal performed by experienced hands is safe and effective. Beware of cut-rate places with poor supervision and inexperienced operators. ...Read more
Yes, but: There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction. They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs. ...Read more
Yes: It's very effective if done properly and using the right lasers with the right settings. Works best on dark coarse hair. Patients with darker skin are at higher risk of getting burned and have to be treated with different lasers and settings than patients with white skin. It's possible to get 80% or more hair reduction after a series of treatments. ...Read more
Somewhat: Home laser hair removal devices that have come out recently such as the tria system are effective at removing hair. But in order to make them safe for home use, manufacturers can't duplicate the power of in-office devices. So usually a lot of treatments are necessary to see some improvement. Also they are not idea for light color hairs or patients with dark or tan skin. ...Read more
Safe laser hair tx: As with all treatments, laser hair removal is not without risk. The person performing the procedure needs to take precautions and protect his/her patient before, during and after each treatment. The patient needs to adhere to pre-treatment instructions such as not tanning or waxing before and between treatments. Procedure is not performed if you are pregnant, primarily for theoretical risks. ...Read more
Can be: Depends on the extent of desired hair removal. Does require several visits to remove most unwanted hair as the hair can only be destroyed during its growing cycle. Many hairs are in resting mode and will not be effectively removed. Set intervals for retreatment is the way the hairs will be most effectively reduced. ...Read more
Yes: No such thing as hair removal - rather hair reduction. Every treatment with an effect laser (i.e. Diode, or alexandrite) reduces the growing hair by 80%. Since hair growth is cyclical, you must go for treatments every 4-6 weeks. Other lasers are less effective. Do your research before actually going to a laser clinic! ...Read more
Like rubberband snap: Laser hair removal should not hurt beyond sensation like rubberband snap. If you are having pain you are most likely being treated with wrong type of laser. Only yag laser will actually kill hair follicles and with the proper treatment under the direction of a doctor, not at a day spa, your treatment should be basically painless. ...Read more
The cost varies from experience of practitioner and the quality of their lasers.
Large areas more than small 9 chest ve face)
Figure legs would be about $2000 for the package of 7
the back may be more. ...Read more
Yes: Lasers are medical devices and as such have dangers such as causing burns with permanent scars or blindness. That is why they must be used in most states under the direction of a doctor. There are some home devices sold which obviously have fewer dangers but also less reliable results. If you are using home devices, follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully to avoid problems. ...Read more
Depends on operator: Very safe when performed by an experienced physician. Can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. Greater risk of side-effects in darker skinned individuals. Some wavelengths (ie: long-pulsed nd:yag) are safer in darker skin. Side-effects include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, scarring, infection, pain. Be sure to see a physician who has a lot of experience treating your skin type. ...Read more
Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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