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Want to get rid of unwanted hair? Here’s the best solution. Remove unwanted hair from any body part via an effective yet easy technique. Becoming an extremely popular technique for various purposes, the laser hair removal is the treatment that inhibits or delays the growth of unwanted hair through the beam of light. A myth about laser hair removal is that it permanently removes the hair, however, it is otherwise. It just delays or slows down the process of hair growth. The procedure involves the use of a concentrated light beam that the pigment in the hair absorbs. After absorption, this light transforms into heat damaging the hair follicles which hair growth takes place due to.
Since the light beam solely targets the pigment of the hair and not of the skin. Thus, it best works when the skin color and hair color are contrasting. Dark hair on light skin is the contrast that will have the best outcomes. This hair-removing treatment is suitable for all skin tones.
On the flip side, hair color, and skin color with little contrast may not produce successful results, and laser treatment for such a contrast has an increased risk of causing skin damage. Light hair colors such as blonde, white, gray, and red are not good at absorbing light so laser is not very effective for people having light hairs. Skin with tattoos is also not suitable for this treatment.
The moment you make up your mind to have a laser hair removal treatment, begin taking care of a few things to let your treatment work the best. These few things are as follows:
6 weeks prior to the treatment, avoid plucking, tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis since when hairs are already removed via any method, the laser cannot target the hair roots. Laser functions by targeting the hair’s roots.
6 weeks prior to the treatment, avoid sun exposure since the exposure can make it less effective as well as cause complications after the treatment.
Right before the procedure, avoid any medical formula for blood thinning.
Avoid using sunless creams that darken the skin.
Make your skin as light as possible so the laser is absorbed fully.
Trim or shave a day before the treatment since the procedure does not work effectively on long hair and your skin may get burnt.
Use skin bleaching cream if you have darker skin.
The laser hair removal procedure intrinsically begins prior to the actual procedure. Before initiating the procedure, the technician trims your hair to be removed via laser to a few millimeters above the skin. Then, the technician applies a topical numbing medicine 20 to 30 minutes prior to the procedure. Taking your hair and skin color, hair thickness, and hair location into account, the laser equipment is adjusted accordingly. You and your technician are supposed to wear eye protection to protect your eyes from any adverse waves. Your area to be treated is cooled down with the help of a cooling device to let the laser beam get into the skin thoroughly.
The procedure begins as the technician gives a pulse of light to the treatment area. You will just be observed for a few minutes so it can be gauged that the settings used are the most suitable without causing any bad reaction on the skin. As the technician activates the laser, the light beam passes through your skin to the hair follicles damaging them in order to inhibit further growth. The procedure is quite discomforting as you may feel a warm pinprick or a cold sensation because of the cooling device.
As laser treatment turns off hair follicles, results are usually long-lasting or permanent. However, new hair growth can occur due to hormones or genetics. Occasional touch-up sessions every 6 to 12 months help maintain the outcome.
Results aren't immediate, as it takes time for treated follicles to shed and stop growing. Improvement might begin in weeks to months, depending on the treated area and your response. Full results could take about six months or more to become apparent.
After waiting years to find a reputable and quality service for laser hair removal, I was so pleased to have found Dr. Zaidi’s services. She did an amazing job with my treatment. It was painless, clean & efficient. The office ambiance is so eloquent, the equipment is top notch. You really are getting a luxury experience from check in, to check out. Thank you, and can’t wait for my next appt! I highly recommended checking this secret gem out for your medical and/or aesthetic needs.
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I’ve been very happy with all the procedures I have received from Dr. Zaidi. She and her staff are professional and super friendly. Dr. Zaidi takes the time to explain everything and doesn’t pressure me to do something she may suggest. The new office is exquisite and I like going there for my visits.
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I met Dr. Zaidi through a friend whose recommendations I trust. Never thought I’d be a Botox/filler “girl”, and explained all my concerns about looking unnatural. She understood and reassured me, so I decided to take the plunge. I’m so glad I did! The treatments were exactly what I was looking for, natural but improved. Subtle, yet such a difference!! I wish I had met her years ago. I’ve already referred a friend who loves her and the treatments as well. I’m back for a halo treatment and RF micro needling to address my neck and décolleté area, damaged from decades of sun exposure. I have every confidence in her ability to help me feel more confident about myself.
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Came here because they just opened up in the same building. I’m so happy, a lot of my clients I sent over also love Dr Z. She is the kindest person I have met and my clients love her so much. She is so knowledgeable on everything and even more. I trust only Dr Z for all my needs.I got some fillers and Botox but I didn’t know what I needed when I went in but she was thorough and explained the anatomy, and why I needed what. She also kept telling me to be real and that miracles don’t happen after one visit. I’ll definitely be back she’s worth it. Also reasonable priced compared to other areas.