Laser Hair removal is one of the latest techniques in aesthetic medicine used to remove unwanted hair from any apart of the body, but mostly facial hair. Hair look great, but only when they are on head. Unwanted hair on face or any other part of the body look untidy, and are equally frustrating for both men and women. People used to spend hours in beauty salons to get these unwanted hair threaded or waxed. Both these conventional procedures are extremely painful and don’t even offer permanent solution to the problem.
But laser hair removal has reduced this painful weekly routine to a one time effort, consisting of four to six treatment sessions. This technique has become very effective over the last 10 years; reason being it is safe, effective and offers more permanent results than any other method.
Laser is a kind of highly concentrated beam of light that penetrates in the deeper layers of the skin, reaching the hair follicles. A concentrated beam of laser light is aimed at the hair in the area that needs hair-removal treatment. The dark pigment in the skin absorbs the energy transmitted by the laser beam and heats up. Since the hair follicles in the skin are darker than the skin color, they absorb the laser more than the skin pigment and heat up. The energy in the laser beams heats the hair follicles to an extent where their ability to grow in future is permanently damaged.
Lasers can be used to remove hair from anywhere on the body, but some of the most commonly treated areas include:
Lasers help you say goodbye to hair for anywhere from months to several years, but the results differ widely from person to person, depending on the individual’s age, skin tone, hair color and thickness of hair. An ideal candidate for Laser hair removal is the one with darker hair and lighter skin tone, since this makes it easy for the laser beams to reach the hair follicles without getting absorbed by the surrounding area. However, advancements in lasers have also made it easy to treat darker hair on darker skin.
Nevertheless, lasers still do not work well for grey hair or fine blond hair. The procedure does not work well for the women with polycystic ovaries and few other hormonal problems. Coarse hairs on chin area also do not respond well to lasers.
Some salient features of laser hair removal technique are:
So if you are fed up of monthly visits to beauty salons to get your hair waxed or threaded, or want to enjoy smooth hairless skin, consult a qualified dermatologist and discuss your prospects of getting a laser treatment for hair removal.