Are you looking for a safe and effective method to get rid of unwanted hair? If so, laser hair removal may be the right option for you. There is a reason why this is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments not only in the United States but in many other countries. The energy from the laser can damage specific hair follicles with the goal of preventing future growth. This means that a person can be left with skin that is soft and free of unwanted hair for a long time.
How Does the Treatment Work?
In order to feel satisfied with treatments and to have realistic expectations for what they can do and how many sessions you will need, it is important to understand how the treatment works. This will also help you to put aside any fears that you have because of myths that you may have heard. For example, it is not true that the hair is burned off your body.
Permanent hair reduction is achieved using a laser that emits wavelengths of light that will directly affect the pigment in the hair. The lasers are able to damage the pigment in the hair without harming your skin because of the way the hair shaft will absorb the energy from the laser. These treatments are best when used to get rid of hair that is coarse and dark. It is not the best option for individuals who are dealing with peach fuzz.
It is possible to get rid of unwanted hair from almost any part of the body, including the chest, arms, upper lip, chin, legs, and underarms. The main area where the treatment cannot be used is around the eyes. So it would normally not be recommended for a person to remove unwanted eyebrow hairs with this treatment.
In order for you to prepare for laser hair removal, you are going to want to avoid removing unwanted hairs from the follicles. This means that you should not wax or pluck hair in the area where you will have the treatment performed for at least five or six weeks before your treatment is scheduled. We want to make sure that all of the hair follicles are intact.
You will also need to avoid exposure to the sun for at least six weeks before the treatment. It is also good to mention that you will need to avoid sun exposure for about six weeks after as well. This is because spending time in the sun before and after treatment will make the treatment less effective. It can also lead to complications.
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