Seven Things About Laser Hair Removal

Seven things about Laser Hair Removal.
FDA approved since 1995,​ Laser Hair Removal has improved the​ quality of​ life of​ thousands,​ especially female with male pattern hair growth. Removal of​ unwanted hair by laser is​ a​ major advance over treatment such as​ electrolysis. it​ has brought hope to​ several individuals with hair growth in​ areas where they cause embarrassment. There are certain things you​ should know about this form of​ treatment. Some are listed below.
1. What is​ Laser Hair Removal? it​ is​ a​ laser beam targeted at​ the​ hair follicle. the​ high intensity ray of​ light gives off heat energy. the​ laser tracts along the​ hair shaft,​ heating it​ and leading to​ thermal damage to​ the​ follicle while leaving the​ surrounding tissue unharmed. the​ effectiveness of​ this treatment depends on​ the​ concentration of​ melanin in​ the​ hair. it​ is​ more effective in​ dark hair,​ less effective in​ brown or​ ginger hair and will not work on​ white,​ grey or​ platinum blonde hair. as​ the​ laser travels along the​ hair shaft,​ there must be hair present. it​ is,​ therefore,​ not recommended to​ pluck unwanted hair before treatment. Similarly since laser hair removal works on​ the​ melanin level,​ dark skin or​ tanned skin need special treatment.
2. Cost depends on​ the​ size of​ the​ area that needs treatment. the​ larger the​ area,​ the​ greater the​ cost. in​ the​ USA,​ the​ average cost per session is​ $450 and in​ the​ UK,​ the​ cost may vary from £45 to​ £450. Treatment may be for​ several sessions in​ a​ year because hair will regrow. the​ regrowth,​ however,​ will be slower and the​ hair thinner. Mr. David Gault,​ Plastic Surgeon,​ reported 80% reduction of​ upper lip hair growth after 6 months.
3. What you​ should find out Make sure you​ know as​ much as​ you​ can about Laser Hair Removal. Choose a​ clinic that offers free consultation so that you​ can assess suitability and what is​ on​ offer. Find out before hand how much it​ will cost you. Make sure you​ know whether a​ medical practitioner will be on​ the​ premises during your treatment. Check that your assigned therapist is​ suitably qualified and experienced.
4. How safe Laser is​ a​ pure high beam light. it​ does not cause cancer. it​ only penetrates up to​ the​ dermis of​ the​ skin. it​ is​ dangerous to​ the​ eyesight. you​ will probably use goggles to​ protect your eyes during treatment. the​ skin can be darkened by laser because of​ the​ melanin concentration. Too much exposure can leave the​ skin with paler patches that slowly fades away. Over heating can cause blistering and rarely scarring especially in​ darker skin and people with recent tans. the​ paler you​ are before treatment the​ safer and better the​ treatment.
You should not have laser hair removal if​ you​ are sensitive to​ light or​ have any infection on​ the​ area to​ be treated. you​ should not have treatment if​ you​ had isotretinoin as​ acne treatment in​ the​ last year.
5. is​ Hair removal permanent? Laser hair removal and electrolysis are considered the​ only permanent hair removal treatment. Although laser hair treatment is​ promoted as​ permanent by the​ industry,​ this is​ not strictly the​ case. it​ cannot stop the​ unwanted hair from regrowing. it​ will,​ however,​ slow the​ regrowth so that it​ can take several months or​ years. the​ regrowth will consist of​ thinner hair.
6. What happens during treatment? Depending on​ the​ types of​ laser beam system and the​ area to​ be treated,​ you​ may be required to​ wear goggles. Laser hair removal treatment can cause stinging or​ the​ area may tingle. the​ time taken for​ a​ session depends on​ the​ size of​ the​ area and can last between 15 and 45 minutes. the​ area concerned will be treated approximately once a​ month for​ between two and eight months. Not all lasers are the​ same and results may vary with different systems. Before you​ embark on​ Laser hair removal,​ make sure you​ do your homework.
7. What types of​ Laser Hair Removal are available? There are various types available. the​ Ruby Laser is​ the​ oldest. it​ is​ not suitable for​ dark skinned or​ tanned people and only covers a​ small area. the​ Alexandrite Laser is​ the​ fastest laser available. it​ is​ used on​ light to​ olive complexion. it​ is​ the​ most popular type because it​ can cover large areas of​ the​ body. the​ Diode Laser works better for​ dark skin and is​ not as​ effective in​ lighter skin. it​ is​ fast and covers large areas during treatment. the​ Long Pulse NdYag Laser can be used on​ all skin types. it​ is​ fast and covers large areas. Patients,​ however,​ tend to​ experience more discomfort during treatment. Intense Pulsed Light IPL is​ not really Laser but will have the​ same effect as​ laser on​ the​ hair follicles. it​ is​ more difficult to​ use and needs greater skill.

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