Laser Hair Removal: The Fast, Safe, and Effective Solution to Unwanted Hair

Laser Hair Removal is an advanced technology treatment for hair removal. This procedure uses concentrated light energy to remove unwanted hair safely and effectively. This laser beam penetrates the skin and targets the hair follicles. Laser hair removal can effectively damage hair follicles. As a result, new hair will grow slower. 

Compared to traditional methods such as shaving, waxing, and plucking, laser hair removal is an effective treatment due to its capability to destroy the hair follicles which are responsible for hair growth. Most of you might wonder, is laser hair removal permanent? The answer is no. However, even though the laser does not result in permanent hair removal, this treatment can delay hair growth for a long period. Most patients are satisfied with laser hair removal because it is painless and cost-effective. Laser hair removal commonly comes in two types, Nd:YAG laser as well as IPL hair removal (Intense Pulsed Light). But in this article, we will discuss Fotona Laser Hair Removal.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can give you more benefits than traditional methods. It also can reduce the risks that probably occur when you shave, wax, pluck, or depilatories (using hair removal cream). Shaving and waxing are the most common traditional ways to get rid of unwanted hair. However, shaving, waxing, and plucking your hair can cause side effects including pain, ingrown hair, pigmentation, and folliculitis. Folliculitis is an infection inside hair follicles. This happens when shaving and waxing leave tiny cuts and allow bacteria to infiltrate the hair follicles. 

Additionally, the traditional methods above do not give you long-lasting results. You need the repeat the treatment every 3-7 days. On the other hand, even though the depilatory result can last up to four weeks, the use of hair removal cream can cause allergic and skin damage. Hair removal cream contains chemicals such as calcium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide that can cause irritation and develop a rash.

Laser hair removal offers you a safe, effective, and painless treatment. This treatment also can eliminate ingrown hair as well as minimize the risk of inflammation, bumps, and itching. This convenient treatment gives you a long-lasting result and the result keeps improving with each session. Its precise laser energy can remove specific unwanted hair, making it the most effective laser treatment for hair removal.

What is Fotona Laser Hair Removal?

Fotona laser is the most powerful laser device in the market that is suitable for all skin types. You might be familiar with Fotona laser for skin rejuvenation, vaginal tightening, snoring treatment, and many more. Fotona laser is also capable to do hair removal effectively. With the use of Nd:YAG laser system, Fotona provides a safe treatment and a quicker result. It is also a safe laser for facial hair.

How does it work?

Fotona Laser Hair Removal works by delivering beams of laser energy to target hair pigment and hair follicles, a structure under your skin that is responsible for hair growth. When the laser energy is absorbed by hair follicles, they become damaged. As the result, the hair growth cycles become slowed down and the following growing hair becomes thinner and lighter.

What makes Fotona Laser Hair Removal different from other laser devices?

Most laser hair removal devices only worked on light skin and dark hair. They are not really effective for darker skin. Laser energy works by targeting pigments in the hair. It uses the contrast between the darker hair follicle and lighter skin, so they can target pigments in the hair. Thus, on darker skin, this type of laser cannot distinguish between brown pigment or darker skin with dark hair. This can damage the skin, leaving a pigmentation spot, even scarring. On the other hand, Fotona laser uses a three-dimensional fraction pattern with pulse-control energy which allows for targeting hair follicles precisely regardless of your skin tone and hair color. The laser can be adjusted according to skin type, hair color, as well as hair thickness. Fotona is also suitable for those who wants to have full face laser hair removal.

What is the treatment like?

Prior to the treatment, you will have a consultation with our doctor. During the consultation, you can discuss your desired result. Our doctor will assess your condition and give you a treatment plan. Once the doctor determines that you are a good candidate for Fotona Laser Hair Removal, you can start the treatment. Make sure that you have already shaved 2 days prior. Before the procedure starts, an anesthetic cream will be applied to the treated area for about 30-45 minutes. 

During the procedure, the laser beams will be penetrated into your skin. You will wear a protective google to protect your eyes from laser radiation. You will feel a prickling sensation as the laser penetrates your skin. The treatment takes about 30 minutes up to more than one hour depending on the area. For small areas such as underarms and pubic hair, it takes about 30 minutes. For a larger area such as chest, back, full legs, and full arms, can take up to one hour.

Once the laser procedure is done, our doctor will give you post-care instructions to be followed. Every laser procedure has a risk and side effects. However, if you follow the instructions carefully, side effects can be minimized.

What are the do's and don'ts of Fotona Laser Hair Removal?

Slight redness and swelling are the common side effects after Fotona Laser Hair Removal treatment. In a small number of cases, skin discoloration may occur, but can be treated with topical cream. After the treatment, you can return to your normal activities. However, in the first 48 hours, do not apply deodorant, lotions, fragrances, or perfumes on the treated area. Swimming is also not recommended because the swimming pool contains chlorine and bacteria. This will cause irritation, redness, or discoloration because during this time your skin will be more sensitive. 

You also need to avoid excess sun exposure and body scrub for several days. After facial laser hair removal, any cosmetic treatments such as peeling, microdermabrasion, IPL treatment are not recommended for at least two weeks after the treatment.

What to expect after having Fotona Laser Hair Removal?

After the first treatment, you can expect up to 20% hair reduction. Generally, you will notice finer hair growing. Keep in mind that a laser cannot destroy the hair follicles in a one-time treatment. You need several sessions to achieve an optimum result. The number of sessions needed depends on your skin tone, hair color, and hair thickness. Most patients need 4-6 sessions for a significant hair reduction. Treatment package deals are available for you to save efficiently.

Frequently Asked Question

Am I a good candidate for Fotona Laser Hair Removal?

Fotona Laser Hair Removal is a safe procedure for all skin types and hair colors. Those who want to remove unwanted hair can take advantage of this treatment. Before scheduling your appointment, make sure you are in good health and not taking any medication that causes you to be sensitive to laser energy. It is also not recommended for pregnant women and those who have a skin disease.
What areas can be treated with Fotona Laser Hair Removal?

The most common areas to be treated include underarms, bikini lines, chest, back, arms, and legs. It also can treat facial areas such as the upper lips. However, we do not perform Fotona Laser Hair Removal around the eyes area.
Why do I need some sessions for Fotona Laser Hair Removal?

Laser energy cannot destroy hair follicles at one time. Moreover, each hair follicle can have a different hair growth stage, even though they are in the same area. And the laser can only destroy hair follicles in an active growth phase. That is why you need several sessions.
How often can I do Fotona Laser Hair Removal?

As per our explanation above, Fotona Laser Hair Removal is recommended to be done in 4-6 sessions. Each session will be repeated in one cycle of hair growth, normally in 6 weeks.
Is the result permanent?

The hair follicles that absorb the laser can be destroyed permanently. Once hair follicles are damaged, they can't grow more hair. With sufficient sessions, you can get smooth hairless skin.

Fotona Laser Hair Removal is proven effective for hair reduction. It also gives you many benefits. With Fotona laser, hair removal can be painless and comfortable. Plan your hair removal treatment with ETERNA Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic Bali, the most comprehensive clinic in Bali with high-skilled doctors and advanced devices to enhance your natural beauty. Book your consultation with our professionals now!