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What You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal Treatment

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair from your body parts by using the laser technology whereby the latter emits a gentle beam of concentrated light on the targeted hair areas which passes through your skin to your hair follicles. As a result, the energy generated by the laser is transformed into heat disabling the hair follicles.

History of Laser Hair Removal

Many years ago, laser hair removal was limited to people who have light skin and dark hair. Those who have darker skin and dark hair experienced difficulties in using a laser which at that time were Alexandrite was considered as the most effective. The reason is that the early generation lasers were unable to distinguish between the skin pigment and the color of the follicle and this results in burns for the darker skinned individuals. To successfully remove hair with the laser technology, the laser devices must be able to differentiate between skin pigment and follicle color. Nowadays thanks to the YAG, people with darker skin and dark hair have been able to remove unwanted hair with positive results.

Comfortable Laser Hair Removal

Lasers equipped with a cooling device provide the patient with protection and comfort by cooling the layers of the skin.

How Much Is Time Needed For Laser Hair Removal?

The time needed to remove unwanted hair by laser varies depending which part of your body is concerned. Underarm, chin and upper lip, for instance, can be done in just a few minutes whereas larger areas such as your back, chest, and legs in a few hours.

How Many Sessions Are Needed For Laser Hair Removal?

An individual will in most cases need several sessions of laser treatment in order to get the most results. The number of laser sessions is determined by the individual’s skin tone and the color and roughness of the hair.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Costs?

Laser hair removal is quite expensive and can cost several hundred dollars per session. Also, the costs will vary depending on the hair areas with the largest being the most expensive since it requires more time. Smaller areas will definitely cost less since it’s done in just a few minutes.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Laser hair removal is safe and usually, after the treatment is administered, the patient’s skin might experience a little redness or pinkness on the targeted hair areas. Eventually, this color will most likely disappear in a few minutes, a few hours and rarely, in a few days.

How Does It Feel With Laser Hair Removal?

When laser travels through the skin, some people feel a small pinch on the skin, some feel it’s cool whereas, for others, it’s like a gentle rubber band snaps. If discomfort is felt and you can’t tolerate it, mild anesthetics are the solution.

Will The Hair Come Back After Laser Hair Removal?

Hair can be removed from several months to years depending on the individual although some people have experienced permanent hair reduction. For those who haven’t, the hair usually comes back in a lighter color. The results will vary from person to person but generally, for most people, it’s a permanent reduction of the total number of your body hairs but it’s not a permanent removal of all your hair.