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WHAT IS A BRAZILIAN LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

Friday, 31st May 2024 (all day)

Location: Cape Town

Brazilian laser hair removal is one of the favorite skincare routine for women as it provides intensive care to reduce hair growth in secret areas.

This high-tech method uses pulses of laser light to destroy the follicles, leaving your skin hairless. It was performed experimentally twenty years before it became commercially available in 1995 and 1996. Laser hair removal kills the hair follicle and is extremely selective without affecting the skin.  


A laser is a focused beam of light that uses heat to destroy follicles and helps slow down future hair growth.  Specifically, the laser targets melanin (pigment) in the skin or hair, so if skin color and laser parameters are not taken into account accurately (i.e., sufficiently targeted), the skin can burn.


Divided into 5 subcategories, you will find necessary important information about Brazilian hair removal with a laser hair removal device.  They are;

How to prepare / what to do before treatment
What to expect during treatment
Types of laser treatment
Treatment side effects
Aftercare / After treatment


HOW TO PREPARE / WHAT TO DO BEFORE TREATMENT:

SHAVE BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
Bareskin - Laser hair removal at home experts have recommended that clients shave before the treatment date.  It would go a long way to help you feel comfortable enough to handle the tour because the lasers will target your sensitive parts.  Although shaving is recommended, waxing or pre-term waxing is generally not recommended.  


This is because the laser hair removal device targets the pigment in the hair follicle, so if it disappears, the laser will not be effective.  The hair root must be present in the follicle for the laser to recognize it, so avoid shaving, waxing, using depilatory creams, or anything that could disrupt the hair follicle.  Instead, shave the treatment area 12 to 14 hours before the appointment.  Clean shaving with a sharp razor is necessary, we do not want the laser to target the longest hairs that rest on the skin because it can cause burns.  


You shoud not pluck, epilate or bleach your hair for a month before the treatment, as the root must remain intact for the laser to effectively destroy the hair.  To ensure that you get the most out of your Brazilian treatment, it is important to shave that area 12 hours before the treatment, as this will ensure that the surface of your private area is clean and that the root of your hair follicles will only be present.  'under.  Try to avoid using exfoliating creams, threading, waxing, and any use of hair removal cream 2 weeks before treatment for exceptional results.


GO NATURAL

As for the day of your treatment, you need to ensure that your body becomes natural.  Make sure your skin is clean and completely free of products - do not moisturize or apply deodorant.  This also applies 24 hours after the scheduled appointment (except for recommended products)!


Leaving makeup or products of any kind on the skin can cause pigmentation for months before they start to fade or even if they appear.  Places to be treated can burn.  Save yourself the inconvenience that comes with an alcohol cloth.  It is important to take a shower before the treatment so that your counselor can easily and effectively access these private spaces.  A shower is important for presenting healthy hygiene to the clinic and to you.  Be careful to use water when showering or only gynecologically and dermatologically tested products such as soaps, shower gels, gels, and scented products can irritate the Brazilian treatment and are not good for your vaginal pH.


AVOID SUN EXPOSURE AND FAKE TANS 

There is a reason why you need to stay out of the sun. If the laser is used on a part of the body that has recently been exposed to the sun, the skin would produce too much heat and could cause burns, hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and scars."  So while it can be tempting to sunbathe, make sure your tan is at least a week before or after the session.  For this reason, I would recommend starting the treatment in the fall or winter (especially if you live in a cold climate), so when summer arrives, sun exposure is no longer a problem.


The principle of laser hair removal is to identify the pigment in the hair follicles and specifically target it to get rid of unwanted hair. To do this effectively, it is important to be as close to the hair as possible. Dermatologists recommend refraining from excessive sun exposure or tanning (sunbathing, indoor sunbathing, spray, or cream) for at least two weeks before any laser hair removal treatment. Tanning can increase the risk of side effects (burns!) because lasers can replace skin pigments with hair roots.

Be sure to avoid the cost of sun exposure or tanning after your Brazilian laser hair removal treatment, as any sign of false tan or sunburn can cost a lot to change or cancel your appointment.  To avoid this, try to avoid sunny beaches and solariums 2 weeks before the treatment, which after the treatment you can enjoy in bikinis on the beach.  If you can’t avoid sunny beaches or tanning beds, be sure to tell your clinical counselor before treatment or wear shorts or sarongs to protect your skin.


DRUG SENSITIVITY.

When it comes to medications, it's very important, to be honest with your technician. Antibiotics are sensitive to light, so if you take them while we're doing the medication, you could end up with burns, which can be difficult to remove.


As with waxing, this skin treatment is not compatible with certain medications.  Any photosensitive drug should be stopped at least a week before treatment.


"Patients should not use skincare products that contain strong active ingredients such as retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids."  These ingredients can increase skin cell turnover, making the skin more sensitive to sun and irritation during the treatment period.  If you are not sure if your medicine may interfere with your laser hair removal, consult your doctor first.


Also, consider skipping drinks the day before treatment because a hangover makes everything more painful. Often during a hangover, our nervous system becomes strengthened, feeling shivering, sweating, and sensitivity to light, touch, and sound.


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE.

This procedure works majorly in four areas. Although laser hair removal can work anywhere on the body you want to get rid of, it is especially effective in bikinis, lips, chin, and underarms.


INFLAMED HAIR FOLLICLES 

If you come out of treatment as if you just came out of the hive, you are in good shape.  It's called perifollicular edema, which is just a fashion way to say "inflamed hair follicles.  And that means your treatment was probably successful.  Usually, customers are advised to wait up to 48 hours for redness, stinging, or itching, but more often they only last an hour or two. Longer than that, we also recommend hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl gel to relieve discomfort."


EXPECT DISCOMFORT

Truth be told, Most laser clinics will tell you it’s nothing, but the truth is there are varying levels of pain for different people and different body parts. The best thing to do is to expect it before your session.


THE RESULTS WILL VARY.

Patients should know that laser hair removal is a procedure that should ideally be tailored to the body area and hair type.  For example, thick underarm or bikini hair can disappear completely in four to five visits.  Thin and thin hair on the upper lip or hands may require more treatment and is ironically more difficult to remove with laser hair removal. More precisely, it is called laser hair removal, not total hair removal, because we can drastically reduce the volume and density of hair, but hair follicles will still be.  


SET REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

Don’t expect to go to a laser clinic after a few sessions and see phenomenal results.  You usually start to see results after at least 5-10 treatments on the same area of the body. Once you complete the treatment plan, you should expect long-term hair loss! Although Re-growth would differ from person to person it can still be affected by other biological factors and hormones. 


WILL IT PERMANENTLY REMOVE HAIR?

Laser treatment can permanently reduce hair density. A permanent decrease in hair density means that some hairs will grow back after one cycle of therapy, and patients will need continuous laser treatment. laser hair removal reduces hair growth by up to 90%.  The laser will emit a pulse of light directed at the hair pigments.  Through this action, the laser will hit the hair follicle to which the hair is attached, damaging it and basically excluding it from the business.
In conclusion, laser hair removal will gradually reduce the amount of hair as well as the thickness.  Eventually, you will get permanent hair reduction.

After a few sessions, you will notice less hair and it will look thinner.  Hair restoration is smooth and regrowth is less irritating.  You will also need to shave less and less until you get to the point where you don’t have to shave at all.  Therefore, going through Brazilian hair removal offers a long-term hair removal solution.


TYPES OF LASER TREATMENT

There are three main types of lasers for different skin types.Not all lasers are suitable for all skin (or hair) colors.

IPL Laser: One of the most used laser hair removal types you will ever find. This hair removal option is not available for those with white (blonde is fine) or red hair. 

Diode: Diode laser is very effective for light and dark skin.

Alexandrite - This laser is the fastest of all types of lasers and works best to treat large parts of the body in patients who have a light to olive skin.  Light skin type responds best to a short wavelength, such as an alexandrite laser, which is gentle on the skin and effective for blonde hair.

Nd: YAG - This long pulse laser can be safely used on all skin types, including tanned skin.  It is not as effective for light or olive skin types.  People with dark skin types like African Americans or Indians need these long-wavelength lasers, to bypass the epidermis.

To reduce the risk of damage to cells on the surface of the skin that produce melanin, the choice of laser, and how to use it can be adapted to your skin type.


It is also important to consider the cooling mechanism. Lasers that use cryogenic cooling sprays can cause burns on darker skin types, so it's important to ask yourself these questions before you begin the procedure. The best candidates for laser hair removal are people with coarse, thick, and dark skin types.
 
SIDE EFFECTS OR COMPLICATIONS
Although laser hair removal is considered a safe treatment, there is a risk of burns.  In addition, blisters, discoloration, redness, and scarring are also possible side effects.
During treatment, you will be advised to wear goggles to avoid eye injuries.  You will also feel pain during the treatment, especially the first one.  This is mainly due to the fact that not all hair is removed from the area to be treated before the procedure.  Hair lost during shaving absorbs the laser energy and heats the skin surface.  There is less pain with repeated treatments at regular intervals.
Your skin will be warm for 15 to 30 minutes after the laser treatment.  There may be red blotches and swelling for up to a day.  More serious side effects include permanent scarring, blisters, or skin pigmentation.  This usually happens to people who have recently tanned and the laser settings are not adjusted.  These side effects can also occur when patients are taking medications that affect the skin’s response to sunlight.  It is also possible for your hair to grow back and you need annual treatments to prevent new hair from growing.


AFTERCARE / AFTER TREATMENT.
Use the recommended products
Treated areas after treatment may appear “sunburned”;  an active skincare product and a cold compress will relieve discomfort and swelling.  Avoid applying makeup to the area and stay away from the sun.  After the session, it is advisable to avoid sun exposure, and it is warmly recommended to use sunscreen to avoid discoloration or sunburn.  Remember that your skin will be sensitive to the sun for 48 hours after the treatment.  After treatment, you should apply SPF to the affected areas.

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