In order to have a perfect personality, it is important to ensure that each and every aspect is perfect. It is not an easy task to achieve and one that needs a great attention to detail and serious effort. While some aspects easily are in a person’s control, others can be tough to correct.
Unwanted hair on the different areas of the body is one such issue that is not easy to tackle. People tend to use razors, waxing and plucking but these are temporary fixes. Laser hair removal is a permanent solution for this problem that is easy and completely safe. In the following lines, we shall learn more about the treatment and its various advantages.
How does it work?
The treatment has a very simple principle of action. It works with laser that are set at specific frequencies in order to target the dark matter in the follicles in order to inhibit the ability of the follicles to reproduce hair in the future. Melanin, which is the dark matter, is heated and eventually is shrunk and follicles lose their ability to produce hair in future.
Since the laser only targets the darker area, the skin tissue in the surroundings remains largely unaffected. It is the single most effective treatment available for hair removal that has the most benefits and minimum issues.
Why laser is a better option than traditional methods?
Traditional methods need to be repeated over and over in order to keep the hair away. Their results mostly last from a few days to maximum of few weeks. There is also a risk of injury, infections and ingrown hair with these traditional methods. On the flipside, the results of the laser treatment are long lasting and there is no need to repeat that treatment constantly to maintain results.
Is it for everyone?
For most people, getting a Laser hair removal treatment is not a big issue. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. People with certain health conditions should not get it. Similarly, people with darker skin tones should consult their doctors prior to getting the treatment done.
Women that are pregnant, may become pregnant or nursing a baby should not get the treatment. Although there is no evidence that laser hair removal has any ill bearings on the mother or the child, not enough research has been carried on the subject and it is better to remain cautious.
Is it painful?
There is a stinging feeling that is associated with the treatment. In order to control these sensations, cooling gel is applied prior to the treatment. Some practitioners also use a handheld device to blow cold air on to the treated area in order to make it even more comfortable.
How many sessions are needed?
The exact number of sessions needed depends upon the area to be covered and how well a person responds to the treatment. Generally six to seven sessions are enough. About 20% of the follicles stop reproducing hair after the first session. By the end of the fifth session, approximately 90% of the follicles are no longer producing hair.
Nature of results
The results obtained from laser hair removal are permanent in nature. Once a follicle stops reproducing hair, it will not grow hair in the future. This is the best part related with this treatment as you no longer need to worry about the growth of unwanted hair on the various parts of the body.
Gap between treatments
Generally a four week gap between treatments is given in order to ensure that the skin fully recovers from the previous session. In some cases, it can be longer depending on how well the skin recovers from the previous session of laser hair removal.
Are further sessions needed?
Further sessions may be needed once a year in order to get rid of hair that may have been dormant during the treatment phase and may not have been removed. It is a minor work that is occasionally needed.
Side effects are mostly mild and temporary. These include itching, redness and swelling in the treated area. They last from a few hours to a couple of days and go away on their own. Use of icepacks can certainly help too. In rare cases, bruising may take place on the skin though it is temporary.
Photosensitivity can be developed after the treatment which can last from a few days to a couple of weeks. Avoidance of sun during peak hours is crucial. It is also important to apply broad spectrum sunscreen when leaving for outdoors. Wear a large floppy hat as well to protect further against the harmful UV rays. If the treated area is other than the face, it is important to wear clothing that fully covers these areas.
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