It’s not just a dream that you could have smooth skin without shaving, waxing, and other horrible methods of hair removal. Laser hair removal is a safe procedure that is suitable for both men and women, over most areas of the face and body. There’s no reason to continue struggling with unwanted hair when state of the art technology exists to remove it virtually permanently from your life.
How This Technology Works
High level laser energy is directed toward each hair. Melanin in the skin and the hair converts the laser energy into heat. The heat is conducted down to the base of the hair follicle. This effectively disables the hair growth cycle, stopping it from growing.
It might sound rather frightening to think lasers will be used on your skin and hair, but this effective treatment does not hurt and does not damage the skin surrounding the target follicle. Unlike electrolysis or waxing, there are simply no side effects, and you may achieve the results you crave in only a handful of quick, easy sessions.
Multiple visits will probably be needed, as each hair is in a different growth state at different times. It typically takes four to eight treatments to see a reduction in hair growth, and maintenance treatments may be needed annually for a couple of years to really make sure the task is complete. One by one, you can prevent those ugly unwanted hairs from ever coming back!
Prepare for the Procedure
White, blonde, and grey hair is difficult if not impossible to treat with laser hair removal. Technologies are in development to remove these light hairs, but they have not been perfected. In general, the darker the hair, the better the treatment takes. For those with very dark skin, laser hair removal may not be the best treatment; discuss this with a specialist before launching off on a schedule.
You may need to shave the area before the procedure, but don’t worry: laser hair removal will cause the hair to fall out, so it won’t grow back darker and coarser in the end. Check with your practitioner before your treatment.
Take a couple of over the counter pain relievers before the session, if you like. Certain areas of the body feel more uncomfortable, such as the lower legs; however, most of the zaps with the laser are completely discomfort-free. A numbing skin lotion could help you as well; ask the practitioner for recommended products.
The hairs fall out within two weeks of the treatment, and leave your body more easily if you help them along with a few exfoliating measures. You may experience a brief period of coarseness but don’t worry, it will all end soon.
Picking the Correct Laser Hair Removal Specialist
Just as though you were choosing a doctor or dentist, ask around for recommendations. The cheapest place is not always the best.
Good laser hair removal specialists do not need to offer discounts, and typically have longer waiting periods for appointments. This is a positive sign, because that means the specialist is very good and much sought after.