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Asian skincare - post laser hair removal

20th July 2012  : 

Unwanted hair is something that women (have been dealing with for centuries. While all of us have a little bit of fluff we'd rather we didn't have, some of us are more afflicted than others.

People with darker skin types, including an Asian and Mediterranean complexions, are blessed with beautifully rich skin tones. However, they often also have thicker and coarser body hair than their fairer peers.

Excess body hair can play havoc with your confidence but there are plenty of solutions. Waxing and shaving are the most common hair removal treatments, but they have a few downsides. Not only is it expensive, it is repetitive and can only last so long.

Laser Hair Removal

In recent years, laser hair removal has become more and more accessible and affordable. Laser technology uses intense light to permanently destroy the hair follicle, greatly reducing re-growth. You can expect as much as 95 per cent of unwanted hair to be permanently removed, making it a cost-effective long-term investment.

Laser treatment has very few side effects and is suitable for almost all skin types, including Asian skin. Like all skin treatments, there are some steps you should take to ensure you achieve the best results.

While laser hair removal should not be painful, there can be some discomfort. The beams of light can cause swelling under the skin in the hours immediately following your session; however, this is a sign that it is working, as the hair follicle is breaking up.

In the days after your treatment session, you may experience some sensitivity. It is important in this time to use the right skin care products and keep your skin protected from sunlight, either by covering up or using a high SPF sunscreen. For Asian skin this is particularly important, in order to avoid risk of pigmentation or dark patches.

Ask a specialist consultant about laser hair removal for your skin type.

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