If you spend hours per week shaving, tweezing, threading, and waxing, you can be easily allured by the ads of laser hair removal, marketed as a permanent method to get rid of unwanted hair.
Lasers are doing a great job in many fields including cosmetic procedures. But there are certain points to consider before you choose laser hair removal. Like most parts of the world, laser hair removal in Sharjah is not regulated as strictly as other medical and cosmetic surgery procedures. Although, UAE government constantly makes its efforts to throw away cosmetic cowboys, it cannot guarantee that every laser hair removal facility operating in its states is in good hands. The ultimate responsibility to evaluate the skincare facility lies on the client himself.
Lasers can be dangerous when in the wrong hands, says a consultant and laser expert at Laser Skin Treatments Clinic Sharjah. If wrong laser is used on the wrong type of skin, it can cause serious issues like skin burns and pigmentation problems – hyper- and hypo-pigmentation, the expert warned.
There is another problem; many adverts claim that lasers permanently remove hair. However, the laser is approved for permanent reduction of unwanted hair, and there is certainly a difference between removal and reduction. So, don’t let the laser hair removal clinics in Sharjah make a fool out of you. Nevertheless, the results of a properly performed laser hair removal treatment are fairly lasting. But again, the efficacy and longevity of results depends on the experience and expertise of the clinician performing the procedure as well as the laser type used.
There are more than twenty types of laser treatment in Sharjah, including IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and Alexandrite. Working is similar; a light source targets dark pigments (melanin) in hair follicles, which destroys and weakens hair growth. Laser may feel hot on the skin, so a cooling gel is applied to the skin to protect it from injury or burns.
There are certain precautions a qualified person performing laser therapy will take. There should always be a patch test first, before applying the treatment to the entire area. A patch test is the application of laser on a small area to see the skin responds well to the treatment. Adequate time should be given to evaluate the results of the patch test.
IPL hair removal is less effective than lasers as it cannot be used on tanned or olive skin, say the laser experts at Dubai Laser Skin Treatments Clinic. Like laser, IPL also targets melanin or pigment in hair to destroy it. If the skin is tanned or olive, the pulsating light beam can mistakenly target the pigment in the skin and destroy it. This can result in permanent scarring or skin discoloration that gets worse if exposed to the sunlight.
The procedure itself is very useful. It saves hours, you spend on removing unwanted hair, and above all it gives you peace of mind, but selecting the right person and the right facility is the key.
Dubai Laser Skin Treatments Clinic offers Laser Hair Removal Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. To book an appointment, visit the clinic now or call them. The clinic also offers free online consultation for its esteemed clients.