Hair removal is a common task for both men and women so the purpose of this post is to provide a brief overview about hair removal laser treatment. This method uses light energy for permanent hair reduction but not for permanent hair removal.
What is Laser Hair Removal Technique?
A laser device which is operated by hand is used to send out highly concentrated pulsed beams of light on the skin. Light is absorbed by the dark pigments located in the hair follicles resulting in damaging, weakens and impairs the hair follicle. This process follows after shaving, cleaning and application of an anesthetic cream.
Length and Ouch Factor of Laser Hair Removal Session
It depends on size of the area being treated so may vary from a few minutes to an hour or more. It is not a painful procedure but can be uncomfortable depending on the type of laser used, person’s hair type, body area getting treated, and one’s personal threshold.
Any redness and swelling of the affected areas usually disappears in a short time. And most people return to normal activity right away.
Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
1.Although, it is not a permanent hair removal technique but it gives a remarkable difference in hair reduction so hair should be less noticeable and require less shaving or waxing.
2.Large area can be operated in less time as compared to other techniques like electrolysis etc.
Risks of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a safe procedure, if done by professional and experienced person. Possible risks can be,
1.Treated skin can be darken or lighten.
2.Their might be burning, blistering or scarring of treated skin.
Other Factors of Hair Removal
1.It is an expensive procedure.
2.Process is not at one shoot. Most treatments require 4-6 sessions to maximize hair reduction in any one area. The procedure can be repeated at monthly intervals to achieve the best hair reduction.
3.It is not for everyone as it target darkness, so people with dark hair and light skin are better suited for laser treatments.
Laser Hair Removal Cost
It may cost from $300 to $900 for each visit depending on the area treated.