Getting rid of leg hair is one of the top priorities for every woman who looks after her appearance. Regular shaving is an affordable, but the most ineffective method, as it only stimulates hair growth, makes them more noticeable and coarser. Laser hair removal of the legs allows you to achieve the effect of smooth skin for several years, without harming health and without requiring special care. Positive results are achieved after attending at least 4 sessions.
Types and methods of laser hair removal
In modern cosmetology, 4 type of laser hair removal is practiced, each of which has individual indications and technical characteristics. So, in the classical sense, laser hair removal is built on the energy of light absorbed by the color pigment of the hair. The impulse absorbed by melanin is converted into heat, heats the cells and gradually destroys the hair.
Thus, ruby (effect on the surface layers of the dermis), diode (effect on the deep layers of the dermis), alexandrite (effect on the middle and deep layers of the dermis) lasers work. Hair in such procedures should have a dark color, and the skin, on the contrary, have the greatest pallor.
In addition to these lasers, a universal solution has recently been practiced quite often – a neodymium laser. It affects hairs of any type and is not absorbed by the skin (suitable for dark, tanned, sensitive). The principle of its action is based on the cessation of nutrition of the hair follicle, for this, the vessels along which beneficial substances move are sealed with a light beam.
Features of laser hair removal
The main difficulty with complete hair removal of the legs is the heterogeneity of the problem area. So, below the knees, the hairs often have a dense structure, dark color and rough skin, above the knees, the hair is almost always thin (sometimes fluffy), lighter, and the skin is soft and thin. To solve this problem, you need to use a neodymium laser or choose a cosmetologist who works at laser stations with several types of rays.
Laser hair removal lasts from 1 to 3 hours. The skin before the procedure should be dry and clean. Initially, they are treated with a coolant, if necessary, local application anesthesia is performed. Processing speed directly depends on the laser used. After completing the manipulations, the skin is softened and moisturized with a cream.
Laser hair removal may be limited by the patient’s state of health. It is not recommended for:
- Varicose veins.
- Fever, diseases of a viral or bacterial nature.
- Diabetes mellitus.
- Exacerbation of chronic pathology of internal organs.
- Violation of the integrity of the skin.
- Intolerance to laser radiation.
- Tendency to scarring.
- The presence of skin diseases, fungus.
Laser hair removal is not recommended during menstruation, as well as until the patient reaches 18 years. The presence of any serious diseases is a reason to notify the cosmetologist about them.
Side effects and complications
Up to 90 percent of patients experience a burning sensation and discomfort during the procedure. It was noted that calf skin is less sensitive than hips.
After treatment, the skin acquires a reddish tint, swelling may appear, and increased sensitivity persists. In about 5 cases from 100, burns are noted on the skin, they can be easily distinguished by pronounced redness and blisters. On the legs, they are extremely rare due to the increased density of the skin. But inflammation of the follicles belongs to the category of complications, and not temporary side effects, and arises as a result of increased sweating and bacterial reproduction.
Recommendations for skin care after hair removal
To consolidate the positive results, you should carefully care for the treated problem area. The hairs after epilation do not fall out immediately, but within 10 days, it is forbidden to remove them additionally by any mechanical method. Among other things, it is recommended:
- Moisturize the skin with nourishing creams (week).
- Refuse other cosmetic procedures (for 2 weeks).
- Do not visit saunas, solariums and baths, refrain from baths with hot water (2 weeks).
- Use sunscreen before going outside (month).
Before and after photos
Laser Hair Removal – laser hair removal from the ankle to the buttocks. It is carried out by a course from 5 – 8 sessions with breaks from 4 weeks. For carrying out one of the 4 types of laser is used, which destroys either melanin in the hair or seals the vessels that feed the bulb. The result of the procedures is smooth skin for up to 5 years.