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Who should do Laser Hair Removal?

If you’re bothered with shaving, and waxing, laser hair removal could be a suitable option.

Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done laser procedures in

Egypt and the Middle East since the combination of black hair with relatively white skin could be quite noticeable.  A focused beam of laser is absorbed by the pigment (Melanin) in the hair follicle thus destroying it

What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Modern Lasers like the LightSheer duet hit the hair follicle with high precision and safety resulting in an average of 85% hair reduction within an average of 6 sessions. Remaining hair is usually light and not bothersome.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

Make sure what machine is going to be used, is it an original brand that is suitable for your skin type, and the training of the doctor doing the procedure.

Stop epilation 2 to 4 weeks as we need the hair roots as a target for laser.  Shaving is allowed.

Avoid direct sun exposure and sun tanning.

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal?

Shaving is done before the procedure.

You will wear eye protection.

A cooling gel might be used depending on the type of machine.  Modern Laser hair machines like the LightSheer Duet usually do not require gel use.

Outcome and Side effects

Usually you do not feel discomfort but redness and irritation similar to a sunburn may occur and is managed by cold compresses.

Makeup may be used next day if the skin is not irritated.

It is advisable to use a sunscreen.

The hair should start falling over a period of 3weeks.

Blisters are rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions. Other potential side effects are swelling, redness, and blisters are rare using the modern diode lasers like the LightSheer Duet

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