Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal
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All you need to know about getting laser hair removal.
Are you tired of wrestling with razors only to end up with red, bumpy, itchy, and rough skin, that needs to be shaved again in a few days? Are you weary of being reduced to tears by bravely dealing with wax strips, time and time again?
Are you frustrated with ineffective hair removal creams that promise smooth, hairless results lasting for weeks, but instead result in quick regrowth and stubble? If so, now may be the perfect time to consider laser hair removal as a permanent solution to eliminate excessive and unwanted body hair.
The process of removing unwanted hair can be difficult, painful, and costly. Up until 1997 there were no permanent hair removal techniques available, so people had to continuously repeat the slow and painstaking process of removing hair. However, in the late 1990s, laser hair removal was introduced, revolutionizing the entire trend of hair removal.
Due to its speed and effectiveness, laser treatments have become widely popular worldwide among both men and women as the preferred method of hair removal.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
The technology utilized to effectively remove hair involves using an invisible beam of light that targets selected areas of the body. This beam of light emits intense heat, which is directed towards any dark matter it can detect, known as melanin. Melanin consists of two pigments: eumelanin and pheomelanin.
Eumelanin is responsible for dark hair, while pheomelanin is responsible for blonde or red hair, as well as all the shades in between. The heat from the laser beam destroys the hair at its root if it contains eumelanin. To protect the surrounding skin from the heat, an ice-cold liquid solution is applied to the area prior to activating the laser.
Currently, there are four types of lasers used for permanent hair removal: Ruby, Diode, Alexandrite, and ND and LP ND Yag. Although the specific names may not be crucial for someone considering laser hair removal, it is important to note that all four types of lasers have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. They have also been widely recognized for delivering fast, effective, and painless results.
Laser method to remove hair
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How to Achieve the Best Results
To ensure laser hair removal is highly effective, it is important to target coarse, black hair on light skin rather than light, thin hair on dark skin. People who have a combination of thick, dense, and dark hair on lighter skin tend to be the most satisfied with the results of laser treatments.
Unfortunately, laser hair removal has no effect on individuals with red or fair hair. This is because the laser is specifically attracted to dark hairs (black or brown) due to the absorption of photons in the beam, which can only target darker hair containing the eumelanin pigment.
Dark skin contains melanin and similar dark pigments, making it more susceptible to pigment-related changes such as skin discoloration or burning. The same applies to sun-tanned skin. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid laser hair removal treatments if you have tanned skin.
Considering the potential complications and the fact that laser treatments can only eliminate dark hair, the ideal combination for achieving optimal results with laser hair removal is dark hair (black or brown) on light skin.
While it may be challenging to refrain from shaving the legs, underarms, or other areas with unwanted hair, it is necessary to avoid shaving the hair for at least one week prior to the scheduled treatment. This is because laser treatments require the hair to be at least a quarter of its length for effective removal.
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