What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a procedure that removes hair from the body utilizing a long pulse laser. Laser hair removal lasers have been in use since 1997. The treatment is performed by a specially-trained laser specialist by pointing the laser device at shaved skin. Laser heat disables follicles from producing hair.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Both men and women seek laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is commonly done on the under the arm, pubic area, legs, abdomen, lip, chin, back, buttocks, thighs, face, neck, chest, arms, and toes. The only time laser hair removal will not work for you is if your hair is too fine and/or too light in color, such as gray and blonde hair.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
In one pulse, the laser removes all the hair on a patch of skin the size of a nickel or a quarter. Generally, laser hair removal is not much more painful than waxing, though the sensation is different. With each pulse, the feeling resembles a rubber band snapping against the skin for a quick second. Pain is only felt while the laser is hitting the skin and doesn’t last. It should be noted that not feeling any pain during treatments may be an indication that the laser is set too low to produce permanent results.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
The Laser uses gentle light to damage the hair follicle. This disables the follicle from growing hair, which means that gradually over several treatments, there is a permanent reduction in the amount of hair in that area.
Is treatment with a laser safe?
Laser hair removal is the most popular aesthetic procedure performed annually. It’s also one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most well-known and researched uses of lasers. There are many advances in Laser technology that make hair removal systems available for all skin colors. There are no long term health hazards from the light used. It has been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adversity.