A semi-permanent to permanent solution for excess, unwanted hair, laser hair removal uses a laser to penetrate targeted hair follicles, removing unwanted hair growth and discouraging the future growth of hair in treated areas. The intense and focused heat of the laser beam effectively damages the hair follicle, however, several treatments may be needed before hair re-growth is substantially or permanently lessened. Following each laser treatment patients are likely to experience redness, tenderness and slight swelling in the treated areas.
The efficacy of any laser hair removal treatment will depend upon a number of things, including the pigment of the treated individual’s skin. The pulsing beam of light that is used to target hair follicles is most effective for treating dark hair in light skin. Thus, those with dark skin or lighter hair may need to seek alternative hair removal methods in order to gain desirable results, including individuals with hair that is white, gray or blond.
This process is non-invasive and relatively low in pain. In most instances, patients will not require anesthesia in order to receive a full treatment. Because more than one hair can be targeted at one time by the laser, patients can enjoy increased efficacy from this hair removal process. Now downtime is necessary following a laser hair removal treatment. While it will usually take several efforts to significantly delay or avoid future hair growth, most patients will find that it is a more cost-effective and long-term hair removal solution than electrolysis, waxing, bleaching, or shaving. In many instances, the laser hair removal process will even create a more uniform skin tone and texture.
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