Can laser hair removal remove tattoos?

by | Nov 8, 2022 | Epilator

Laser hair removal exposes the laser to the area with the tattoo, which causes the pigment cells underneath the tattoo to absorb the laser energy, which causes the colour of the tattoo to fade and also tends to burn the skin, and does not guarantee that the tattoo can be removed in its entirety.

As the tattoo itself is made up of a number of pigment particles, the tattoo is also deeper because of the complex pigment composition, and requires the use of a huge pulse of laser light emitted at one millionth of a second to specifically target the melanin, in order to be able to break the tattoo pigment particles into extremely small fragments, through the skin debridement and discharge, or blood circulation and cellular phagocytosis to complete the pigment metabolism, so that the tattoo will naturally The tattoo is then naturally removed. The laser uses the selective principle of light to act on the hair in the anagen phase. The laser is in the near-spectrum infrared region, melanin absorption, and can penetrate to the deep dermis and subcutaneous fat tissue, targeted; because the hair follicle contains a large number of melanin cells, through the selective photothermolysis of the light source, no damage to the normal epidermis. The melanin in the hair follicle root, hair shaft and hair follicle will absorb the light energy and convert it into heat energy, raising the temperature of the hair follicle and destroying the structure of the hair follicle. The hair and follicles are destroyed by a natural physiological process and no longer grow back, and the effect of hair removal is achieved.

When laser hair removal is carried out in the area of the tattoo, the colour of the tattoo will become lighter, resulting in unclear tattoos and easy burns to one’s skin, so laser hair removal is not advocated to get rid of tattoos.

Can you use hair removal creams during pregnancy?

Pregnant women should not normally use hair removal creams as they may have health effects and may also affect the normal development of the foetus.

Hair removal creams are chemical agents that can be applied to hairy areas to dissolve the hair structure, thus removing the hair. However, hair removal creams can be irritating and pregnant women are a special group of people whose bodies are sensitive during pregnancy, so if they use hair removal creams, they may cause skin irritation, resulting in redness, swelling, pain and possibly allergic reactions, which are detrimental to the health of the foetus.

If a pregnant woman has a lot of sweat hair, laser hair removal can be used to remove it after delivery.

Can I exfoliate after laser hair removal?

It is not possible to exfoliate after laser hair removal, you need to wait until you have fully recovered. Laser hair removal can irritate the skin during the treatment, resulting in slight redness and skin sensitivity, so it is best not to exfoliate, as this may have an impact on recovery and should only be done after full recovery. Exfoliation can be done with an exfoliating cleanser to remove the skin’s aged stratum corneum.

Can I shave after laser hair removal?

The best thing to do after laser hair removal is not to shave first, as it can easily cause folliculitis and cellulitis.

The actual laser is a great way to get rid of hair, mainly with 800 or 810 nm semiconductor laser, the hair follicle is the growth centre of hair, which has a lot of melanin, laser irradiation can be through the skin directly detonate the pigment within the hair follicle, to achieve the purpose of destroying the function of the hair follicle, in order to remove hair, the laser only on the hair follicle melanin effect, and sweat glands within the melanin, so will not be damaged. There is no melanin in the sweat glands and therefore no damage to the skin and there is no need to worry about other physiological functions of the skin. The beard is one of the shorter hairs in the body. The skin becomes sensitive and fragile when the laser destroys the hair follicles, which can lead to folliculitis and cellulitis, so it is not recommended to shave.

The hair growth cycle and depth of the area varies from area to area and the number of treatments may vary. It is always advisable to follow the doctor’s advice after the procedure.




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