Hair removal before tumor surgery

Hair removal before tumor surgery

The hair removal task can be more challenging if you are suffering from a tumor. Because you can’t just pick any method like waxing, laser, or another method for removing hair as it may cause infection. In such a situation, you need to be twice careful if you want to remove unwanted hair from the body. In this article, we will talk about what is a tumor and also some of the hair removal techniques. Once you get through this post, we are positive that you will easily be able to select a safer option for yourself.

What is a tumor?

A tumor is a group of either low-grade or high-grade cells that form in a body. Out of these two, high-grade cells tend to create cancer. The tumor can spread in the body and affect organs, glands, bones, and skin. If it develops in the ovaries or adrenal glands then it also creates the issues like Hirsutism in females. Sometimes, it could be interchanged or confused with cysts but both are different. This is because the tumor may or may not be cancerous whereas cysts (small fluid-filled sacs) are non-cancerous.

Can a tumor cause unwanted hair growth?

Cases of tumors that cause unwanted hair growth are very rare. Only one out of a thousand patients could develop this cause. This condition arises when an androgen-secreting tumor develops in the ovaries or adrenal glands and causes hirsutism. And if that’s the case with you, you can look up to the following hair removal methods as per your convenience.

Shaving

Shaving is the most preferable method for removing unwanted hair. It is considered as the fastest method for hair removal. You need only two things (shaving cream or moisturizer and a good quality razor). If you want to remove the hair from your arm and legs (that are the large area of the body), it will take only 10-15 minutes to shave the hair off from it. Apply some shaving cream on the skin and smoothly glide the razor in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

Shaving

Doing this will cut off the hair from the base of the skin and you will get smooth and shiny legs and arms for 2-3 days. As it is a temporary hair removal method, the hair will grow back after a few days. Then you will have to repeat the whole process again to get the same hairless look. If a patient who has a tumor and has surgery in the future can also use this method as it does not have any side effects. But make sure to handle the razor with utmost care while using, as it may cut your skin easily.

IPL

IPL hair removal method is one of the safest hair reduction techniques in the modern days now. The laser technique with broad wavelengths directly works to kill the hair follicles (by targeting the hair pigment called melanin). A medically trained professional does all this work with the help of a hand-held device. And if we talk about the level of pain on a scale of 0 to 10, you can feel a little pain like an elastic band flick (which could be 4 on the scale). After getting 4 to 6 sessions, you could see the effective results. This method also scores one plus point because it has no side effects (very minor, easy to avoid). But here, the question is, can a tumor patient use this method? The answer is yes, they can. The wavelength used in the treatment is of very low intensity and does not put any harm to the body.    

Ulike IPL Hair Removal Handset

Electrolysis

Electrolysis comes under the list of permanent hair removal solutions for many people. A very fine needle is used to pass the low-intensity current into the hair follicles. This method is most preferably used to treat the smaller area as each hair is weakened by the current separately. Although, a large hair area can also be treated it will take much time and sessions. Along with that, this method is more of a painful one. Another thing is you also need to appoint a qualified electrologist with a quality experience and a license. A tumor patient should avoid this hair removal method.

Electrolysis

The most suitable technique?

Many women are starting to rely on the IPL technique because of its effective results. Using this IPL technique, Ulike Sapphire Painless Hair Removal Handset is becoming the right choice for over five lakh users (increasing every day). This small but powerful handset works with the help of a laser to target the melanin pigment and weaken the root by killing the hair cells and consequently, helps to reduce hair growth without any damage to the body. Its smart temperature control setting is another plus point that protects the user’s skin from any damage. Moreover, you could start seeing the results after 3 to 4 weeks (after you start the session).

It should be noted that IPL hair removal is not permanent and cannot cure the problem of excessive hair growth. But yes, you can effectively remove unwanted hair to get a clean finish without any hassle. Also, if you are suffering from any tumor, you can also use this device as it does not put any kind of negative effect on the body.

Summary

So, that’s all about the tumor and the hair removal confusion. You should always consult your doctor before you make any decision if you are planning to go under any hair removal treatment. They will tell you correctly whether you should go for it or not. We hope, you all find this information helpful.