Stop Plucking, Start Relaxing

Published on July 13, 2017 by

Removing unwanted hair has always been a cumbersome process. While the ancient Egyptians used caramelized sugar to get rid of body hair, newer methods such as tweezing, shaving, and waxing are no less painful. This is where laser hair treatments come into play.

This painless procedure results in effective hair reduction minus the allergies, bumps, and ingrown hairs associated with other hair removal techniques. Having been the trusted method of hair removal for almost two decades now, laser hair removal should be your preferred choice if you want to get rid of unwanted hair permanently.

How Does the Laser Hair Treatment Work?

Lasers are highly concentrated beams of light that are focused on hair follicles in the targeted area. The pulses emitted by these beams of light are absorbed by the melanin present in hair follicles without heating up the rest of the skin.

The treated hair falls off within the next few weeks and with subsequent sessions, permanent hair removal is achieved. While a combination of fair skin and dark hair is ideal for laser treatment, other complexions can also be treated successfully with this procedure.

Benefits Provided by this Technique

The benefits of laser hair removal treatments are as follows:

• Minimal Discomfort – It is a painless procedure that does not require extensive recovery times and does not leave behind stubble or causes skin irritation.
• Swift Process – The laser treats many hair follicles in a split second and is a relatively faster method of hair removal.
• Convenient – You can forget all about spending agonizing hours shaving your legs in the shower as laser treatments guarantee smooth, shiny skin in a matter of a few hours.
• Permanent Solution – Laser treatments are the only methods of hair removal that last a long duration and are permanent after three to five sessions.

Preparation for Laser Hair Removal

Unlike waxing or shaving, laser hair removal requires some preparation. Some guidelines that should be followed before this treatment include:

• Go for a dermatological check up to know about any underlying skin conditions.
• Research and check the credentials of the technician who is going to perform the procedure.
• Limit waxing, shaving or tweezing four weeks before the procedure in order to ensure that the laser can target the roots of the hair follicles.

The Procedure

Before the procedure begins, hair in the targeted area will be trimmed. A cooling gel might be applied on your skin to protect it from damage. The technician will then adjust the laser equipment depending on your complexion, the nature and color of hair follicles, and the area being treated.

Once the procedure is completed, the technician will check for the results and schedule your next session accordingly.

Recovering from the Treatment

If you experience any redness in the treated area after the procedure, cold compresses work wonders. Moisturizers and sunscreens should also be used to keep the skin supple. Limiting exposure to sun during this period ensures best results. Achieving gorgeously silky skin is no longer an impossible dream thanks to laser hair removal.

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