Advantages and risks of laser hair removal

Written by: Dra. Petra Vega López
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Laser hair removal is the removal of body hair by selectively heating effect of the laser light or IPL. During this process the hair follicle is removed by this heat propagation towards the contours of the pigment containing the hair shaft.

laser depilation Specialists in Aesthetic Medicine say it is more effective on the hair is in the growth phase. The light applied to the skin through a transparent conductive gel.


Advantages of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal has many advantages over other methods.

  • Lasting
  • Almost permanent, and that with the right technology, the result may become final in five to seven sessions (by zone and time)
  • Painless
  • Prevents and folliculitis


Risks of laser hair removal

Some of the contraindications that may have laser hair removal are:

  • It can cause burns of different degrees on tanned skin or high phototypes if not applied with the appropriate technology.
  • Do not apply to moles (nevus) or stains.
  • Do not apply to persons allergic to light.

In some cases it is particularly determined to undergo a laser hair removal treatment (medical indications). Some of these cases are:

  • Hirsutism: I hair in women in non-traditional areas like the face, alba line and areola, among others.
  • Hypertrichosis: long hair in common areas, such as in the case of men with beards who can not stand one day.
  • Folliculitis beard or other areas.
  • People with atopic having very irritation when using other more conventional methods such as blade or depilation wax.
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Petra Vega López
Aesthetic Medicine

Prestigious specialist in Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Vega López has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​in addition to studying various courses and master's degrees related to their specialty. Since 1986, it is dedicated exclusively to clinical practice in all areas of their specialty. He is the current President of the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine. In addition to their daily work, Dr. Vega is actively involved in the regulation and updating of Aesthetic Medicine in Spain both scientific and institutional and publication of scientific articles.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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