Laser hair removal technology is evolving. No matter what skin type you have, new lasers can safely and effectively remove unwanted hair from your face and body. Imagine not having to shave, tweeze or wax ever again. Shaving, tweezing, waxing and depilatory creams are all temporary remedies which must be repeated on a regular basis. Laser hair removal has proven to be a very popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure. It is a non-invasive, convenient way to permanently reduce unwanted facial or body hair.
Laser means Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation that produces an intense beam of light of a particular wavelength. The laser gets absorbed in the melanin of hair follicles (the growth center of hair) and increases the temperature to destroy the follicle cells permanently. Each laser pulse treats an area about one centimeter in diameter, which may contain around ten hairs, rendering them ineffective, thus preventing future hair growth. Laser Hair Removal is popular among both women and men. Significantly reduce the appearance of hair on the face, back, legs, arms, bikini line, as well as chest area(for men).
The laser can eliminate hair only in the growth cycle i.e. Anagen phase and at any given time only 30% hair are in growth cycle. Since, hair enters the growth cycle at different times, six to eight sessions with a 4 to 6 weeks gap between each session are necessary to reduce the hair effectively.
The time required for a session depends on the body part being treated. For example, the upper lip session may take 20 minutes, whilst legs may take up to 3 hours.
As compared to other existing techniques and considering factors like time frame, number of visits, pain, side effects, result and satisfaction, laser treatment for hair removal stands economical to other methods. Initially, it may look costly. But in the long run, it is the most economical and reliable option.
Women usually don’t prefer to grow hair in any part of the body except on the head and eyebrows. With the laser hair treatment, women’s eyebrows can be shaped. Laser hair removal for arms, legs, underarms, bikini area and face are most opted for. Men usually want to thin out their hair density on areas like back and chest region, arms and legs