The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is more advantageous than shaving and waxing due to convenience, less discomfort and a better finish.
Unwanted hair can pose many problems for men and women. It can undo your efforts at looking good. It can embarrass you in public if any unwanted hair is spotted on your body (i.e. armpit). It can make the difference between good grooming and bad grooming. However, if you don’t like shaving, tweezing or waxing, how do you get rid of this nuisance? The answer is hair removal.
In the US hair removal ranks as one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Both men and women seek the treatment. The technique is simple – a highly concentrated laser beam is focused onto the follicles of the unwanted hair. The hair follicle pigments absorb the light and that breaks down the structure of the hair.
The areas that can be successfully treated using this particular method are the arms, legs, underarms, bikini line and face. Some people may need hair to be removed other areas. Your Birmingham cosmetic surgeon will be able to tell you whether you can go under laser for any other areas of your body.
If you are trying to convince yourself that laser removal is right for you, the following highlights its many benefits.
Speed- There’s no doubt that hair removal is faster than all other methods of hair removal. A pulse of the laser takes less than a second
Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Predictability. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to five sessions.
How to Prepare for Laser Removal
Laser removal is more than just ”zapping” unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure.
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.