Welcome to today's interview. We have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Reem Yahya, Laser and Aesthetic doctor. With her expertise in this field, Dr. Reem has helped countless individuals achieve their desired results and boost their confidence through the latest advancements in laser hair removal technology.
Today, we will be focusing on an exciting topic for brides-to-be; laser hair removal for brides. Many brides dream of flawlessly smooth skin on their wedding day, and laser hair removal offers a long-lasting solution. Dr. Reem Yahya will be sharing her insights, advice, and expertise on how laser hair removal can benefit brides, ensuring they look and feel their best on their special day.
We will explore the various aspects of laser hair removal for brides, including the most suitable timing for treatments, recommended treatment areas, potential concerns or side effects, and how brides can optimize their experience to achieve optimal results.
Let's delve into our interview with Dr. Reem Yahya to learn all about laser hair removal for brides
1. First of all, I would like to hear more about you, so could you please introduce yourself and provide an overview of your background and experience in the field of laser hair removal?
I'm Dr. Reem Yahya. I have a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery and I currently work as a Laser and Aesthetic doctor. Over the last few years, I have worked with all kinds of lasers and laser machines and worked on countless patients of all skin types.
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2. We would like to know if laser hair removal can be performed on all skin types and hair colors?
Laser hair removal works for all skin types but not for all hair colors. Fine, blonde, and white hair does not respond to laser. It's also important to pick the right laser machine for your skin color. Soprano ice titanium and Soprano ice platinum work very effectively for all skin colors including tanned skin.
3. Can laser hair removal be performed close to the wedding date, or is it recommended to have it done well in advance?
It's so important to start the process as early as possible before the wedding. LHR is a journey and we typically need 8-10 monthly sessions to achieve the desired result so it's best to start at least 10 months before the wedding.
4. How many sessions of laser hair removal are usually required for brides to achieve the desired results?
On average, we need 8-10 sessions. It's also of paramount importance that the sessions are attended on time because delaying sessions can have a negative effect on the result.
5. Are there any circumstances in which laser hair removal may not be recommended for brides, such as certain skin conditions?
Generally, it's a safe procedure but we avoid it if you have any kind of untreated burns. Other contraindications include bacterial and viral skin infections, taking certain medications and skin cancer. It's also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding ladies. Always let your doctor know of any medication or medical condition that you have.
6. We would like to know if there are any restrictions on activities or treatments brides should avoid after getting laser hair removal ?
Yes, avoid any treatments that include heat and exfoliation such as a Moroccan bath or sauna for 5 days prior and 5 days after the session. Also, don't do laser if you have undergone a peeling treatment recently.
7. How long does it take for brides to see noticeable results from laser hair removal?
You will start seeing improvement from the first session and the results will continue to get better with each session but the full result requires 8-10 sessions.
8. Can you tell us about some common misconceptions or myths about laser hair removal that women often have?
So the accurate term is actually laser hair reduction, not laser hair removal because it's impossible to permanently remove 100% of the hair. The hair is usually reduced by around 90%. LHR is also not a painful procedure as some people may think.
9. Are there any specific factors that can make laser hair removal more challenging or less effective, such as hormonal changes or certain medical conditions?
Of course, any condition that affects the hormones (a common example being PCOS) can affect the results. It's important to communicate any symptoms to your doctor so we can do blood tests to determine if there is any hormonal imbalance and treat it so it doesn't affect our results.
10. Some brides may believe that laser hair removal is a painful procedure. Can you please clarify the level of discomfort and pain that can be expected during and after the treatment?
Rest assured LHR is not a painful procedure. Patients are usually very pleasantly surprised by how easy it is. If you are very nervous about it you might experience some slight discomfort in the first session as you are getting to know the procedure but after that, everything becomes smooth and easy.
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11. Are there any specific factors that make women more prone to developing black spots or hyperpigmentation as a result of laser hair removal?
Hyperpigmentation is not a normal consequence of LHR however excessive sun exposure (like tanning) directly after the session can cause such spots to occur. If they do happen, however, it's easy to treat.
12. If a bride does develop black spots or hyperpigmentation after laser hair removal, what treatment options are available to address or reduce their appearance?
We can apply creams or perform a peeling session. However, this is extremely rare.
13. How long do the results of laser hair removal typically last, and are there any maintenance treatments required?
One of the first things you will notice with LHR is that the hair will take a lot longer to grow back. After completing 8-10 sessions we should do maintenance sessions every 6 months to preserve the result. Let's also note that every person's body is different and there is no one rule fits all so it's important to follow up with your doctor so you get the best treatment specific to your case.