What happens after YAG laser hair removal?

What happens after YAG laser hair removal?

The most common, yet short-lived, side effect of laser hair removal is swelling and redness in the treatment area. For the first few hours, you might even feel like you have a mild sunburn. Swelling and redness should subside within 1-3 days.

How many sessions does a YAG laser have?

In general, patients have 2 to 6 treatments, approximately every 4 to 6 weeks. Patients with darker skin types may require more treatments.

Is YAG laser hair removal permanent?

There were no permanent side effects despite one small scar after a folliculitis. Conclusions: The long pulsed Nd:YAG is suitable to remove hair for more than 12 months effectively, although 4-5 sessions are necessary for these results. Blond hair can also be removed, although much less effective.

Why is my hair still growing after laser hair removal?

Why do hairs continue to grow after the the treatment? This is mainly due to the hair’s growth cycle. Hairs in the anagen, or active phase will be affected by the laser. The hairs in the catagen, or dormant stage will be unaffected during the treatment and grows when it goes to the anlagen phase.

How can you tell if laser hair removal is working?

How Will I Know If Laser Hair Removal Is Working?

  1. Your hair becomes slower to regrow.
  2. It’s lighter in texture.
  3. You find it easier to shave.
  4. Your skin is less irritated.
  5. Ingrown hairs have started to disappear.
  6. Your hair free periods in between your sessions are increasing dramatically.

What is YAG laser good for?

The nd:YAG is a Q-switched laser that can be used for anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, and tattoo removal.

Is 12 laser sessions enough?

In general, the more hairs you have, the more treatments you’ll need. For women with regular hair patterns six to eight sessions usually does the trick. For women with hormonal hair growth, such as coarse hairs on the chin and face, 10 to 12 sessions may be required.

What is the difference between IPL and YAG laser?

The ND:YAG laser is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ for skin types IV – VI and can even be used on tanned skin. IPLs are not considered to be safe for treating dark or tanned skin.

Is the YAG laser painful?

You will not feel pain. The doctor uses a special laser, called a YAG laser, to make an opening in your posterior capsule. This opening lets light pass through this clouded capsule. The light then goes to the nerve layer in the back of your eye (retina).