How does the laser work?
This has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the US, and is gaining popularity rapidly in India too. It uses a highly concentrated beam of laser light, focused on each hair follicle. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser, leading to the follicular tissue being destroyed. The procedure might need to be repeated a few times for the best results for permanent hair removal. So, be prepared for at least 3-4 sessions to start with.
Indians are among the best candidates for this treatment due to their dark coloured body hair. It is this extra pigment that allows the follicles to be easily destroyed. It does not cause damage to the skin or surrounding tissues. In fact, it is today considered an effective and safe way to get rid of unwanted fur!
Advantages of Laser Treatments
Whether it is unwanted hair on the face, arms, legs, armpits, bikini line or any other part of your body, the best option for permanent hair removal could be laser treatments. This is because the procedure offers:
· Speed: It only takes a fraction of a second for each laser pulse to work. This way many follicles can be treated at the same time. You might be able to remove hair from an entire leg in an hour, while taking care of the upper lip in less than one minute.
· Precision: The focused beam is used to target specific problem areas, leaving the surrounding skin and tissue untouched.
· Predictable results: There is no doubt of the results that you will observe, although the number of sessions might vary from person to person and depending on the density of growth.
The only thing that you should remember is that when one says “permanent” hair removal, it does not mean that the 5-7 sessions will give you results that last an entire lifetime. However, what you can be sure of is that the density of hair growth will definitely thin down. You can take care of any re-growth easily with touch treatments that can be done once or twice a year.