Skincare is an important part of looking and feeling good. Aesthetic machines such as laser hair removal machines are an important part of that — providing consistency and safety, ensuring proper skin health, and eliminating the need to spend money on multiple treatments. And while they do require a bit of coordination in terms of maintenance in terms of keeping them clean and picking up new blades when needed, there are many benefits to using them.
Types of Aesthetic machines
Aesthetic machines used for hair removal are available in three different technologies: Pulsed light, Dermabrasion, and Laser. The type of aesthetic machine used determines the treatment’s depth and extent, and each has its benefits. For example, pulsed light is used for body hair, from the fine hair on the face to the coarse hair on the arms and back. Dermabrasion is used to treat serious or chronic skin issues or restore age spots or remove wrinkles. Lasers are used for more precise and defined treatments in smaller areas.
Uses of Laser hair removal machines
When it comes to hair removal, the laser is a popular choice, since it can effectively remove unwanted hair. It has also been used in many other forms of medicine, including in many forms of dermatology.
The laser’s ability to penetrate deep into the skin affects certain cells and creates an effect known as “thermal injury” that causes scarring and damage. The level of injury is determined by the power of the laser and its exposure time. The professional administering this treatment is to find a balance between effectiveness and comfort.
When should Laser hair removal machines be used?
Laser hair removal machines should be used when someone has experienced a problem with hair growth. Their body may be covered in hair, causing them to lose their self-confidence, or they may have had an accident that left them with a scar or blemish that they wish to remove. In some cases, the bumps of excessive hair can be irritating and cause ingrown hairs. Using a laser hair removal machine to remove the excess hair can help prevent this problem and reduce skin redness and irritation.
Who is the ideal candidate
The ideal candidates for laser hair removal machines are trying to get rid of excess or unwanted hair. Women and men should seek treatment for all body areas, including the underarms, bikini lines, and legs. According to the National Cancer Institute, laser hair removal is not recommended for those with sensitive skin because it often causes redness and itching.
When someone has experienced a problem with hair growth, such as an itchy or irritated bump, they should seek a physician who can help them determine if they need laser treatment on those areas.
Pros and cons
There are both positive and negative sides to laser hair removal, depending on the machine you choose.
The pros of laser hair removal
- The pain of treatment is relatively brief and minor.
- It does not require shaving, waxing, or plucking. There are no harsh chemicals involved.
- It has a fast recovery time, with minimal downtime required to recover from the treatment, compared to waxing or plucking attempts.
- The result is long-lasting and can last up to five years or longer, without the need for additional treatments in between.
The cons of laser hair removal
- The removal will take time and is not guaranteed. You may need multiple treatments before you see results.
- Some people may experience skin irritation and redness from the laser, which can sometimes last for weeks after treatment.
- The risk of developing permanent scarring is always present. Long-term exposure to the rays can cause burns, pigment changes, and temporary numbness in the skin, among other things.
- Health insurance plans do not often cover it.
- Not all machines are safe and effective for all skin types, so you need to find an approved machine for your skin type.
If you’re considering laser hair removal, talk to our specialists about what treatment might be best for you. It is important to determine the hair removal treatment that will work best and be most safe. In addition, you need to consider how much time and money you want to invest in the process before deciding on a treatment. Our specialists will help create an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs.