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Laser Hair Removal

The eternal search for youth and beauty has yielded a plethora of techniques for the removal of unwanted hair. Hair Removal Laser has become one of the most popular – in fact, recently reported that laser hair removal was the third most popular cosmetic procedure amongst men. Although the technology has been available for some years, information on the procedure is sometimes difficult to find at best and confusing at worst. However, as its popularity grows, more information on this form of hair removal is becoming available.

Laser Technology

To inhibit the growth cycle of the hair by delivering short bursts of high-intensity light directly into the follicle. The laser is only attracted to the melanin (hair color) so only the hair itself is damaged. The surrounding skin tissue remains unharmed by the procedure, as long as the procedure is carried out properly. Herein lies the first dilemma. Laser hair removal is a clinical procedure and should be carried out by a fully qualified, professional practitioner.

Ideal for Use in all Areas of the Body

Including the face, bikini line, and underarms. But if you are thinking about having excess hair removed from between the eyebrows, for example, the emphasis has to be placed again on the professionalism and experience of the practitioner, as lasers can cause permanent and debilitating damage to the eye. Be absolutely certain that the practitioner has the relevant experience to carry out the procedure safely.

The Longest-lasting and often Permanent Method of Hair Removal

The process is usually performed over a series of sessions (at least five to eight treatments) spaced six weeks apart. This scheduling coincides with the growth cycle of the hair, as laser energy only affects actively growing hair. The number of treatments required will vary depending on the part of the body being treated and frequency is adjusted as the treatment progresses.

For approximately two to three weeks after laser hair removal, the hair will look as if it is continuing to grow. This is actually the treated hair falling out as the laser has effectively damaged the root to prevent it growing further. This stage is often referred to as ‘shedding’ and after a couple of weeks, the body areas should be hair free.

The Cost

A potential stumbling block for peopleveil model wanting to opt for laser hair removal is the cost. However, it is essentially a permanent solution and when weighed against the cost of a lifetime of waxing, plucking or using hair removal creams, the cost will probably be no more than non-permanent solutions. Many clinics offer packages that will spread the cost of laser hair removal and even prices that will combine treatments for several areas of the body. Laser hair removal is becoming more available and its popularity looks set to increase in the future.