Grooming is a part of human nature, and for most women the removal of unwanted hair is one of the most challenging aspects of grooming. Different methods of hair removal exist, like waxing, tweezing, and shaving. However, the demand for laser hair removal has increased significantly over the years and should be considered if you are tired of the temporary methods mentioned earlier.
Laser hair removal is now of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the world, especially in the United States. To understand why women (and many men) prefer laser hair removal over other messy and temporary procedures, you need to first know its basics.
The basics of laser hair removal
Laser hair removal essentially beams high intensity light into the hair follicles. The pigments in these follicles absorb the lights and the follicles are eventually destroyed. The whole process can go on for some weeks or even months, depending on the hair being removed and the amount of removal required. The laser beam of appropriate intensity is held on the location where the hair is present for a specific duration. After this, the follicles are destroyed and the process of hair growth is either eliminated or drastically slowed without harming the skin cells themselves.
In order to protect the skin from damage due to the high-intensity laser, the doctor generally applies a gel over the tip of the machine. The effects of laser hair removals are best seen when the skin is fair and the hair is dark, but it is still effective on other skin and hair colors. In some cases, you may notice hair growing back again, so you may need to repeat the removal process after some years. Eventually hair growth does stop.
Laser hair removal can be used on the hair on your arms, back, chin, legs, and anywhere else on your body. It is growing in popularity for good reasons, and some of the most compelling ones are mentioned below:
- In most cases, the hair removal done through laser treatment is permanent. Around 60-65 percent of the hair targeted is gone for good after a six-month treatment period, so no more removal or stubbles.
- Laser hair removal may be costlier up front, but it saves both time and money in the long run. You no longer have to go for another hair removal procedure or spend money on related products again. At the very least, your hair removal procedure needs to be done only every few years instead of months or weeks.
- Laser treatment is very precise, so it can effectively remove coarse, ingrown hairs without damaging the skin surround it. This means no more irritating skin redness or rashes because of those ingrown hairs.
- The treatment itself is extremely fast. Each laser pulse lasts for a fraction of a second, and a single session can see much of the hair being treated. Small areas like the upper lip can take just a few seconds to complete while large areas like the legs can take an hour or so.
Jennifer is a guest blogger interested in writing articles on the types of laser hair removal services. Apart from writing she is interested in counseling the young women on the best and healthy beauty tips.