Unwanted hair is a constant source of pain in the human need to look good. Traditional methods of hair removal include waxing, electrolysis and the like and these delivered results that were temporary, through a process that was repetitive.
It often struck users if a more permanent solution to hair removal could not be obtained. With the advent of lasers, this became a reality.
In laser hair removal, a concentrated beam of light (a laser) is shown on the skin. This light then generates heat, which destroys the root of the hair called follicle. Once the root of the hair is permanently destroyed, it does not grow again. The main precautions to undertake prior to laser hair removal is that there should be no waxing etc of the region, at least 6 weeks prior to the planned treatment date. Also, the laser-treated area should not be exposed to the sun. Any sun exposure can affect the efficacy and also lead to complications.
The main advantages of laser hair removal are
Laser hair removal delivers permanent results when done over a few sessions. Unlike other hair removal methods, laser attacks the hair follicle and hence, there is no chance of hair regrowth after a few laser hair removal sessions.
Laser hair removal sessions are quick. Something around the upper lip can take a few minutes, while the entire back can be finished within an hour. This is unlike traditional methods which require extensive preparation and a lot of ‘tools’.
The laser can be adjusted suitably according to the thickness of the hair and the area targeted. Thus large areas can be covered with lasers.
While laser hair removal in the short term may seem like an expensive prospect, in the long run, it is a much better and viable option, since there is no in-between waxing and also all expense related to grooming equipment is made unnecessary. Further, there is also no change in skin tone due to use of various hair removal creams.
Due to the nature of laser and the technology involved, it often works faster for dark complexioned individuals. Whatever be the case, consult your dermatologist and wellness expert before you proceed ahead, for best and safest results.