Permanently Remove Unwanted Hair
It is said that an average person can spend 72 days removing unwanted hair in their lifetime. Fortunately, there is a much more efficient procedure to get rid of unwanted hair for good.
Most of us have heard about laser hair removal, but it seems that most people still are uncertain about whether or not they want to have the procedure performed. So I’m here to set the records straight and hopefully help you decide whether laser hair removal is right for you.
What makes an eligible candidate?
Laser hair removal can be used on any part of the body: eyebrows, armpits, back, arms, legs, etc. Anyone with unwanted hair on their body is a safe candidate. There are virtually no limitations to who can get laser hair removal, but there are a few steps which may help you to have a successful and safe procedure. The most important aspect to getting your procedure done is to verify the credentials of your physician. Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that can potentially have serious risks if performed by an underqualified physician with minimal experience in the field.
Plucking and waxing should be avoided for about six weeks before the procedure. Laser hair removal targets the roots of your hair, which can be temporarily removed by plucking and waxing. Avoiding sun exposure for six weeks before and after the procedure could also help minimize the chances of complications and increase the overall effectiveness of the procedure.
How it works.
Laser hair removal works by targeting actively growing hair follicles and inhibiting their ability to grow hair. Before your procedure is performed, the physician will have the hair in the targeted area cut to just a few millimeters above your skin surface. Eye protection may be needed depending on the type of laser used. The physician will then run a test on one area of your body to make sure the settings are set to the appropriate levels. The laser then pulsesmany on and off in the fraction of a second allowing for maximum speed and efficiency during the treatment. Generally, procedures last 20-30 minutes and can cost around 235$ per session. But these factors vary greatly depending on: size of the area treated, number of treatments required, who is performing the procedure, and where (geographically) the procedure is being performed.
Recovery and prevention of negative effects.
Laser hair removal is an extremely safe procedure with side effects being next to none. That’s the case only if the physician has performed enough procedures on a very diverse group of people. Yes, different people will react differently to different settings on the laser. Getting your procedure done by an experienced physician who has used their machine many times will allow them to make the necessary adjustments in order to give you the best results.
Lasers have high concentrations of heat and light, so any burning or other uncomfortable sensations can be treated with various lotions and cooling packs which your physician should provide you with. Sometimes four-six treatments are necessary to get the permanent results you’re looking for. However, five 30 minute sessions are much more efficient than spending 72 days of your life shaving off unwanted hairs.