While having hair all over your body is normal for both men and women, some people experience darker patches of hair in certain areas than others. For women, especially, that can be embarrassing and annoying.
So, many people turn to laser hair removal in order to get rid of that unwanted hair permanently. It is a cosmetic procedure that will get rid of the hair safely and effectively so it won’t grow back.
Laser hair removal involves a device that emits a laser light into the skin. That light is first absorbed into the pigment of the hair on your body. Once it is fully absorbed, it converts into heat, which actually causes damage to your hair follicles.
Hair follicles are the small sacs that hair grows from. When they are damaged, hair either doesn’t grow back, or it comes back very slowly.
Laser hair removal has come a long way in recent years, thanks to advancements in technology. In years past, only people who had light skin with darker hair made good candidates for permanent hair removal.
Today, laser hair removal can be performed on people with all shades of skin and hair. As long as your hair is causing some type of problem or embarrassment, you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
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There are several steps to a typical laser hair removal treatment. First, the area will be cleaned thoroughly. If you’re getting permanent hair removal in a sensitive area, a numbing gel might be used to make the experience more comfortable for you. That can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes to fully kick in.
How long the actual laser hair removal takes depends on the area of your body it’s being performed on. Obviously, getting hair removed from your legs is going to take longer than getting hair removed from your upper lip.
One of the great things about permanent hair removal is that most people tend to see results right away. Of course, it all depends on the thickness and coarseness of your hair, as well as the color. But, after just one treatment you can start to experience anywhere from a 10-25% reduction in the amount of visible hair on your skin.
Again, depending on your hair and where it’s growing, you will likely need several treatments in order to fully get rid of it. From there, you can expect your results to last anywhere from a few months to a few years. Even if/when your hair does start to grow back, it will likely be much thinner and less noticeable than before.
Because a laser is being used on your skin, you will likely experience some redness and swelling immediately following the procedure. Many people compare it to sunburn, so something like a cold compress can help to soothe any irritation. But, you should be able to continue on with your daily activities as normal.
*Individual Results May Vary
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