Today millions of people are in search of a method that can help permanently get rid of unwanted hair on the body. You might be able to cover up certain body areas having hair but exposed areas like face say it all. Want to get rid of them? Consider laser hair removal. It is no doubt one of the most demanded procedures but before you sign up for this much demanded procedure, you should know about the facts to know whether this procedure really is for you. Want to know about laser hair removal facts? Read on.
Who is a good candidate?
Laser hair removal is the most commonly performed procedure but everyone may not be a good candidate for it and similarly, result may not be the same for every candidate. People having dark skin but light hair are considered the best candidates for the procedure. However, latest laser devices are suitable for those who have dark skin. Also you need to avoid lasers if your skin is sensitive or get a patch test if you haven’t had any laser treatment before.
How it works?
Laser uses pulse light to target hair follicles and destroy melanin – dark pigment – in them. This is the reason lasers work best on dark and coarse hair. Laser targeting hair in growth phase gives more effective results.
What areas can be treated with laser?
Laser hair removal can be done on virtually any area of the body. It is suitable for even large areas like back, arms and legs. Most commonly treated areas include upper lips, chin, arms, legs, back and bikini area. It is equally suitable for both men and women.
How long does the treatment take?
The duration and number of sessions vary from person to person depending on the treatment area and color and thickness of hair. However, generally it takes 4-6 sessions spaced 4 weeks to get 70-80 percent reduction in hair growth. Candidates may need maintenance treatment once every year for best results.
Are results guaranteed?
Well, laser hair removal works better on some people than others but no one knows what the regrowth rate can be after treatment. Some people may notice hair regrowth after several years while others get permanent results.
What is the pain factor?
Laser hair removal does not cause any severe pain or discomfort except feeling like rubber band is popping against the skin. The discomfort level also depends on the treatment area. Applying numbing cream on the treatment area prior to treatment helps reduce possible discomfort.
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