Okay, you guys are totally going to think I’m weird when I admit this… When I think “laser,” the first thing that enters my mind is “laser gun.” Which would then usually lead up to “laser gunfight,” which would then eventually become “epic interstellar battle set in the Thirtieth Century.”
I know that most people’s thought-trains don’t travel in those –I’ll admit- somewhat off-the-beaten-track directions, but you’ll have to admit, a thirtieth-century interstellar laser war sounds pretty cool. These days though, lasers are actually used for some pretty mundane things. Like permanent laser hair removal.
If I had a choice, I’d really rather be zapping baddies with my laser gun than zapping my armpit hairs. I don’t have much of an opportunity to do this though, and I still think that lasers are really cool, so laser hair removal is, therefore, really cool too.
Compared to electrolysis though, laser hair removal is a lot less painful. Like electrolysis though, so that you can make sure that the area that you want to be treated will remain permanently hair-free, you’ll have to go back for multiple sessions over the course of a few weeks or months, so that any hair strands in their “resting” phase can be removed as they come out of that phase and begin growing again.
What is Laser Hair Removal Anyway?
Laser hair removal is when the hair on a person’s face and/or body is removed –usually permanently- using intense pulses of light set at a particular wavelength. This laser pulse targets the melanin –or pigment- in the hair shaft, and damaging it by heating the follicle so that the hair doesn’t grow back. If the person’s skin color is notably lighter than their hair, the skin in the area where the light pulse was targeted won’t heat up.
Permanent laser hair removal treatment won’t take with some people, but on those who do, you can be pretty sure that the hair in that area won’t grow back. That’s why they call it PERMANENT laser hair removal.