What is Laser Hair Removal

Author:  Riya Rai
21st January 2015

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What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is designed to permanently remove unwanted body hair by using the light energy from a laser. Unwanted hair is a common problem in women and men. Shaving, waxing, and tweezing only produce temporary results and can generally only be carried out on relatively small areas.
Laser hair removal treatment can be used to permanently treat and remove small and large areas of unwanted hair from the body. Best results occur in those with light skin and dark hair, and hair removal works better on coarse hair rather than fine hair.
What is involved with laser hair removal?
The area is shaved and cleaned, and disinfected. The laser then produces pulsed beams of highly concentrated light which is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles, damaging the surrounding follicle.
The procedure can be uncomfortable, but it is not usually painful. The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Any redness and swelling of the affected areas usually disappears in a short time. And most people return to normal activity right away.
Are there any risks associated with Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe procedure if carried out by an experienced person. Possible complications include:
• darkening or lightening of the treated skin
• burning/blistering of the treated skin
Since darker skin is more susceptible to changes in pigment, tanning before laser hair removal should be avoided.
How many treatments will I need?
Most treatments require 6-8 sessions for permanent hair removal in any one area. The procedure can be repeated at monthly intervals or as per the growth cycle of the given area. Hair growth on face, underarms and bikini area is faster than the rest of the body.

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