What are the complications after laser and photoepilation?
Lasers and intense pulsed IPL light are now widely used around the world for long term hair removal.
Both red and infrared wavelengths of electromagnetic Spectra are used.
Instruments for optical hair removal target follicular melanin, or exogenous pigment located in the follicle, which leads to thermal damage to the follicle itself and the hair shaft.
But melanocytes and keratinocytes located in the surface layers of the skin also absorb the red and infrared laser radiation.
And it can lead to unwanted damage of epidermis during hair removal.
Skin after electroepilation. what is normal and what is not
What a nightmare! How my face blew up after the procedure. And then there are some red spots, crusts. How can I show my face to the people?? I wonder how long all this will last? But what if it’s permanent?? So I removed a couple of hairs. It’s my own fault for deciding to finally get rid of my hair. I could have kept on pulling!
Quite a few clients will find this monologue painfully familiar. Even if it is a hidden area, but what to do with the face. it is not particularly hidden.
A frantic search through a variety of sites, forums, conversations with all-knowing girlfriends who must certainly give advice begins.
All this is followed by active self-treatment with a variety of lotions, lotions, folk remedies and a solemn promise to give up this terrible treatment forever!
Aggressive methods of such therapy often provoke real complications on the surface, attachment of inflammation with other unpleasant phenomena.
And if someone had told our good acquaintance that she was doing quite well, and you just need to give your body a chance to clean up. there would not have been many difficulties. So that’s what we’ll do below.
Let’s try to understand what happens after the session. Why do we see a different picture?? Is it normal or is it time to raise the alarm?? And, of course, what to do with it all?
Removal of hair in the intimate areas by laser for good: types
There are several types of hair removal in and around the bikini area. They depend on the size of the area treated with the appliance.
The classical type of epilation
Refers to work with the roots of the hair at the edge of the contour of the underwear. That is, they heat the bulbs in a more visible area that is not covered by panties or trunks. Hair is eliminated from the upper part of the pubis and the inner surface of the thighs. This allows you to wear bathing suits and not have to think about having something permanently removed somewhere. This type is very traditional and acceptable to many women, happens. For those men, who in principle are not puzzled by the amount of hair on the whole body, this option is unattractive. But more often they prefer another type of hair removal.
Laser hair removal of deep bikini
In this case the procedure of hair removal affects not only the swimsuit or underwear, but also deals with getting rid of the hair follicles on the entire pubis and labia. This is quite an intimate process, which is trusted to qualified specialists. It means the nudity in front of a stranger. Most cosmetologists perceive this manipulation as something ordinary, but professionals will always treat your body with care, your trust is no less important to them. On demand you can find videos on the Internet, where they demonstrate the amazing effect of several sessions and peculiarities of the procedure. The hair on the inside of my groin is also being destroyed. All that remains is a neat vertical strip (the width, of course, is determined by the patient) on the pubis and crotch.
Complete removal of hair in the intimate areas
It is already called about this type of procedure can find fans not only among women, but also among men. This type of manipulation includes the complete removal of hair in all intimate areas, including areas of skin between the buttocks. In this case, it is very important to find a beautician to whom you are ready to show yourself without embarrassment, completely. Because the process is quite intimate, it is rarely removed. So, total (means, complete) hair removal takes place and on the pubis, and on the thighs, and in the area of the crotch or scrotum, as well as in the buttock folds and near the anus.
Laser hair removal irritation
Redness, inflammation, peeling, burning, itching, tight skin, irritation. all these are possible consequences of laser hair removal. Why possible? Because they may well appear on your skin, if you fall into the hands of inexperienced or unskilled professionals.
Today a lot of spas, beauty clinics and studios offer laser hair removal. Not always professional, not always high quality. That’s why it’s so important to choose the best master who knows everything about laser hair removal, and who won’t let you become a patient of a dermatologist who treats burns and skin irritations, and the next photos of negative consequences of laser hair removal won’t appear in the Internet.
In fact this procedure for today is the safest and effective, and about any irritation after it there can be no question. the maximum. a slight reddening which passes in 3 minutes after procedure.
There is no irritation after laser hair removal with a competent master
We can say it with confidence: the only reason for irritation after the laser is unprofessionalism of the master and disregard of contraindications by the client. Although again, a good master will not allow to the procedure a client with a fresh tan, for example.
The procedure itself belongs to the category of the most reliable and painless. After all, the light beam only works on the hair follicle, and does not affect the skin surface. However, you can see a lot of photos on the net to show irritations and burns after laser hair removal.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of sad stories, and in order you do not get in such a situation, it is worth remembering about the choice of salon and the doctor’s recommendations on the preparation of the skin for hair removal and on the care of the skin after the procedure.
Professional approach to laser hair removal
As preparatory measures for laser hair removal, our experts recommend:
- Giving up tanning a few weeks before the procedure;
- Avoiding waxing and other types of hair removal before the laser;
- Shaving the treated area the day before the procedure.
These simple rules will help to avoid unnecessary exposure of your skin to the laser beam. After all, because of the tan, the skin will begin to absorb the laser and will be left with burns. If the hairs are too long, the exposure time of the beam will have to be increased, fighting for the effectiveness of epilation, so the heating of the skin will increase, which can lead to irritation.
How to take care of the skin after laser hair removal:
- To prevent irritation, it is necessary to use special products, such as Panthenol to get rid of redness, inflammation and irritation of the skin;
- You can not go to the pool, saunas and baths for a week after hair removal;
- You should not use wax or shugaring between hair removal procedures, as well as tweezers and epilator, so as not to irritate the skin;
- You should not wear tight underwear, so as not to rub the skin after epilation, thereby increasing irritation.
Do you want to be sure of the result, so as not to be afraid of complications after laser hair removal?? Listen carefully to the doctor at the first consultation, and tell him everything about your health.
Our salon employs top-notch artists and doctors. They are attentive to each client and never put his health above their interests. Therefore, if our doctor allows you to be epilated, there will be no consequences for you, no irritation exactly.
If he tells you that, for one reason or another, laser hair removal is not for you yet, listen to him. We have the best craftsmen, and they do not cheat customers!
Laser hair removal contraindications and consequences
Modern technologies of aesthetic medicine and cosmetology are aimed at making procedures safe, effective and not requiring daily intervention. But every body has its own characteristics and nuances. Like many cosmetic manipulations, hair removal by laser has contraindications. Most of them are not related to the specifics of laser use itself, but to side effects. As there is an increase in temperature in the point of exposure of the light beam and the consequent destruction of follicles, the wrong procedure or ignorance of the cosmetologist-dermatologist of the peculiarities of your skin can lead to burns or internal injuries. This is very rare, because the professional will explain at once in what cases laser hair removal is undesirable and how dangerous to your health this procedure is.
- skin diseases (of any kind, including eczema, herpes, and psoriasis)
- inflammatory processes
- blood clotting problems
- diabetes (with it all healing and recovery processes are much slower, may be fraught with inflammation)
- An abundance of moles in the hair removal area
- varicose veins
Laser hair removal and cancer are also not compatible.
Besides the nuances of the skin, there are general conditions during which laser hair removal sessions are not recommended. The benefits and harms from them will be incomparable. Qualified specialists advise to refrain from the procedure (or just postpone it) if you feel unwell, recently had flu or sore throat, or suspect yourself of an elementary cold or acute respiratory infections. The body’s reaction in such cases can be unpredictable, it will perceive such exposure as another stress.
Separately it is worth mentioning the intake of hormonal drugs, painkillers and antibiotics, this is also a contraindication. After laser hair removal in this case you can expect unpleasant burns, because the latter, for example, strongly affect the reaction of the body from laser flashes and suppress the growth of living cells.
And, of course, it is better to postpone the procedure for pregnant and nursing women.
Our doctors are often asked the question: should we do laser hair removal for thrush? This delicate and sometimes very unpleasant disease is not on the list of strict prohibitions for manipulation, i.e. it is not mandatory for refusal. But, nevertheless, it is an inflammatory process that weakens the body. If you are planning a procedure in the intimate areas in the presence of this ailment, our advice to you: refrain. Unfortunately, the cosmetologist performing the procedure may not diagnose your thrush, because often the external symptoms may be absent at all. Hair removal by laser in this situation can traumatize the mucosa even more and reduce the body’s defenses.
So we came to the list of contraindications concerning the harms of laser hair removal in the intimate places. In fact, there is no separate list. Recommendations for procedures in the bikini area are similar. Just keep in mind that the skin there is more sensitive.
How to prevent side effects?
If the doctor, after consultation, approved the laser hair removal, the next step is to follow the recommendations:
- Choose a reliable cosmetic salon that has a good reputation among patients;
- Try to know the year of manufacture and the firm of the equipment which is used for epilation, read in advance information on the Internet about the laser and be sure that the chosen center is equipped with modern, instead of out-of-date devices;
- make sure that the doctor performing the procedure has the necessary documents (diploma of higher medical education and a certificate from the manufacturer of laser equipment, which confirms the fact of training on this machine);
- Ask the specialist about the procedure itself, the duration and number of sessions, the rules of conduct during laser hair removal;
- follow the recommendations about the length of the hair (the day before the procedure is necessary to shave hair in the area to be hair removal);
- Two weeks prior to the session don’t visit the solarium, don’t sunbathe, don’t use bronzers and self-tanners, stop taking any medication.
Do not expect the hair to disappear immediately after the first treatment. Several procedures are required. Your beautician will tell you the details.
Remember that after the laser hair removal session it is worth following the recommendations. Do not visit the sauna, bath or swimming pool for 24 hours. In addition, it is worth buying a body cream with SPF protection not less than 30. Immediately after the session it is necessary to apply a cooling gel, which will reduce swelling and burning, prevent peeling. Failure to follow even one of the recommended rules may result in a laser burn.
Skin care routine after laser hair removal. Dr. Nischal K
The consequences of laser hair removal
Pros and cons of laser hair removal. The Choice is Yours!
Previously and still today for the removal of unwanted hair used such methods as wax depilation, shugaring, razor method or use an epilator.
But almost every modern woman would agree that razor epilation is short-lived and leaves unwanted consequences in the form of cuts, electroepilator-suitable for those who have a low threshold of pain and requires a sufficient amount of time, and shugaring and vaksiring not suitable for everyone because of an allergy to a particular component depilation composition, sufficiently painful procedure and ingrown hair.
All these consequences are very unpleasant and make it difficult for us to feel comfortable. Before such procedures, according to our numerous clients, they were mentally prepared in advance.
But technology is not standing still, and on the market of modern cosmetology services appeared a new buzzword “laser hair removal”.
The laser is a beam of light which is emitted by source (alexandrite laser. alexandrite stone source, ruby laser. ruby stone, diode laser. diodes. cathode. anode), which with the help of numerous lenses is very powerful and can be filtered on any wavelength (e.g. 430nm. will help get rid of acne, 530nm. of age spots, 585nm. of blood vessels, 560nm. will rejuvenate you, and 808nm. will remove hair completely, and permanently.)
The beauty salon respecting itself and its clients uses the latest equipment for hair removal. diode laser.
Why it is his? Now the Internet is replete with offers and loud names. the “gold standard” hair removal and each salon and clinic its own machine and method is considered to be so.
Let’s see why. Time stands still and there are three generations of lasers: ruby, alexandrite and diode. The first two-ancient methods of hair removal, after them there were very significant consequences in the form of burns, excessive pain, discomfort of use.
The diode laser. the latest and most advanced equipment. Hair removal with diode laser is the “gold standard of hair removal” because of the perfectly matched wavelength of 808nm. the length of the hair.
Effect after the first session
You will not see smooth skin after the first laser hair removal session. No need to be upset: after 10-14 days, the hair on the laser-treated skin area will fall out by itself.
Some hairs will remain on the skin in two weeks after the first session, there is nothing wrong with it. The laser works on hairs with sufficient melanin. If hair during procedure was in a growth phase, it has not yet had time to accumulate melanin, and the laser has not burned his bulb. By one of the following sessions the hair will prepare itself for removal.
How to reduce irritation on the skin after epilation?
After waxing, every girl dreams of having perfectly smooth skin. To avoid redness and itching, you must follow some simple rules before and after the procedure.
- Gentle scrubbing of the dermis. Girls with sensitive skin is better to conduct the procedure immediately before epilation. Others can perform it the day before going to the cosmetologist. For scrubbing, it is better to use natural products: coffee, honey, cinnamon, ground peanuts, etc. This will reduce the risk of allergic reactions.
- Scrubbing. A hot shower may help. Warm water promotes the opening of pores, the hair follicles pass easier and faster.
- Skin treatment with antiseptic agents. It can be “Miramistin”, hydrogen peroxide, “Chlorhexidine”. Use of alcohol-containing products is not desirable.
- Anesthesia. During photo or laser hair removal the beautician can apply lidocaine cream to the dermis.
During epilation the upper layer of derma is traumatized, that’s why the skin needs special care after epilation. Actively using moisturizers.
- bathing (if possible, refrain from bathing for up to 12 hours);
- Visiting the pool, sauna, bath (2-3 days);
- Tanning (2-3 days);
- scrubbing the skin and using alcohol-based products (1-2 days);
- cosmetic procedures on the waxed area (up to one month).
Your main task after the epilation. to give the skin a rest. Try not to wear synthetic, too tight clothing if the hair was removed on the legs. Also forget about wearing pantyhose and stockings for a couple of days.
After epilating bikini zone, replace narrow, squeezing underwear with loose sets of cotton.
Pay special attention to your face after epilation. Try to do without makeup for a week. Not only can this lead to severe irritation, but it can also cause clogged pores, the appearance of blackheads.