Introduction to laser hair removal
Laser hair removal has recently become one of the most popular options for long-term hair removal for both men and women.
Even though it is usually more expensive than most other hair removal treatments, it is one of the most painless ones and this treatment lasts for a longer period of time compared to other procedures, so the benefits of such a treatment are quite plentiful and significant.
The process is generally very simple and the laser therapy will give results in a very short period of time.
How it works
First of all, a laser beam is aimed at the area from which you want the hair to be removed, and the laser then disables the follicle that is causing the hair to grow. The laser’s energy is absorbed by the dark matter of the skin, which is called melanin, with great intensity and speed. The laser destroys the hair root, not the follicle, which means that hair will be able to grow again, but it will take a significantly long amount of time to regrow, which is why many people choose laser procedures over waxing or shaving, because they do not have to bother with the procedure as often.
This method is usually used for large portions of the body from which you want hair to be removed, such as the chest, back or legs. It is a very precise technique. However, usually the treatment is not recommended for people who have very light hair.
There are different types of laser hair removal treatments, and it depends on what the individual is looking for when choosing which one to use. When removing hair from large areas such as the back or legs, then it is better to use a laser with a large spot, so that it will not take as long to complete the procedure.
The person’s skin tone will also play a part in determining what type of laser should be used. The ruby lasers that emit red beams are usually suitable for people with both light and dark hair though, however.
There are also forms of laser treatment that can be used at home. These home laser kits use diode lasers, however, these cannot be used on delicate areas of the body, such as the face, and there is also a bigger chance of skin damage and painful burns if a person is using lasers at home, so it is always best to have the laser therapy performed by a professional.