Laser Hair Removal

laser hair removal treatment

Procedure, Benefits, Side Effects, and Everything

Do you know that one of the most commonly done cosmetic treatments in the US is laser hair removal? If you don’t like waxing and tweezing and want to get rid of unwanted hair forever, then this treatment is definitely for you!

In laser hair removal, the unwanted hairs are exposed to strong light beams which damage the hair follicle and remove the hair from the root. The procedure requires 6 to 10sessions at least to remove 90% of the hair. Factors that contribute making a skin ideal for hair removal include skin color, age, hair type and thickness, and the body part from where the hair have to be removed.

How it works:
It is a safe non-surgical process in which the laser pulse targets the dark follicle only. The remaining skin around the follicle is left untouched and undamaged. This technique uses beams of highly concentrated light to penetrate the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by pigment in the follicles and destroys the hair within them. Laser hair removal is among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S. The percentage of hairs removed per session varies by location on the body, but an average of about 10 percent to 25 percent reduction in hair growth can be expected with each treatment. Treatments are repeated every four to eight weeks. Occasional touch-up treatments may be required after optimal results are achieved.

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

When you are planning to undergo laser hair removal, you will have to limit electrolysis, waxing, and plucking your hair at least 6 weeks prior to getting the treatment. You should also avoid exposure to the sun before and after the treatment, since it causes the treatment to be less effective and increases the likelihood of complications. The area to be treated must be shaved prior to the procedure for more effective results.

It is a precise process as compared to regular waxing, shaving, and tweezing. Another reason to choose laser hair removal treatment is its effectiveness. No other hair removal process brings as long-term effective results as laser hair removal does. As it damages the hair follicle, the hair growth is also inhibited which is why it is called permanent hair removal treatment.

*Individual results may vary.

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