Laser hair removal is a treatment for the permanent removal of hair on the body by destroying the hair follicle. It’s an effective way to address unwanted hair growth, but there are also some drawbacks that people should know about so they can make an informed decision.
The technology is FDA-approved and combines radio frequency and laser light. Laser light is sent through the pigment in the hair. The light is converted to heat, which in turn damages the hair and destroys the follicle to prevent further growth.
Removing unwanted hair using laser technology is highly effective. Individuals won’t experience the itchiness when the hair grows back and there’s no unsightly stubble. It’s an excellent solution for anyone that regularly experiences ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are also a source of hyperpigmentation, particularly in people with darker skin tones, which’s eliminated when hair follicles are killed.
Laser hair removal is unrivaled for convenience. It eliminates the need for razors, there’s no irritating razor burn or painful waxing. The technique is commonly utilized to eliminate hair on the face, armpits, legs, and bikini line. It’s equally effective for the back, chest, or arms.
Laser hair removal isn’t a one-and-done solution. Multiple treatments will be required – with an average of 4-6. If the hair follicle is only damaged, the hair will grow back – just more slowly than before. The vast majority of individuals will see additional hair growth over several months following the treatment.
The time required will depend upon the area to be treated and the amount of hair involved. It’s not completely without discomfort and whether an individual perceives it as uncomfortable, irritating or painful is a subjective matter.
The best results are achieved when there’s a high contrast between the color of the skin and hair to be removed. It’s less effective on blond, gray, red and white hair. The technique shouldn’t be used near the eyes or on areas of the skin that has been tattooed.
Pregnant women and those with certain skin types shouldn’t have the treatment. The area where laser hair removal has been applied may result in temporary redness, swelling or discomfort. Pigmentation changes to the skin may also occur. There will also be some preparation work that individuals will need to perform before their treatment session.
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