Your Online Guide to Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is an effective way of permanently removing hair from your face, arms, legs, bikini line, underarms and any other area where hair may be considered inconvenient or unsightly. Laser hair treatments for body hair removal is used to selectively target individual hairs on your body, and multiple treatments may be required for maximum effectiveness. Most patients find that permanent hair removal occurs after between three and five sessions.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Permanently Get Rid Of Hair?
Laser hair removal involves using a targeted laser to “burn” the follicle, preventing hairs from growing back. Each laser burst can treat several hairs, and it is possible to cover a small area, such as the upper lip, in less than one minute. Bigger areas of hair, such as the bikini line, or legs, may take much longer. Usually, the darkest, coarsest hairs will be treated first. The hairs that will be treated during the session will be cut back so that only a couple of millimeters of hair is sticking out from the follicle. You may be given a special cream to apply to your skin. This cream protects your skin from damage, and also helps the laser to penetrate your skin.
You will not notice any difference immediately after the treatment, but over the next few days the hairs that were exposed to the laser will start to fall out. Your skin will be incredibly sensitive to sunlight after the laser treatment, so you should wear sunscreen to make sure that your skin does not burn or change color while it heals.
Some people experience blistering and peeling immediately after a laser treatment, but other side effects are rare. If you take good care of your skin after the treatment it will heal quickly. If you had a treatment to your face, do not wear makeup until after any blisters have healed.
You will need to wait a couple of weeks to see if the treatment has been effected. The laser targets the roots of the hair and the follicle, and it can take a couple of treatments to stop the hair growing back. Once the laser treatment has stopped hair growth, the results are permanent.
How Much Does It Cost
The cost of laser hair removing treatments depends on several factors, including the size of the area to be treated, the number of treatments you require, and the kind of laser used. The up-front cost of laser hair removal may seem expensive, but when you consider that a successful course of treatment will remove your need to wax or shave the area ever again, the potential savings (both financial, and time), quickly mount up. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to free yourself from the cost of razors, wax treatments, threading, depilatory cream and other time consuming hair removal solutions. Once the treatment is over you will have the smooth, clean looking hair-free face (or legs) that you have always dreamed of.