From 1998 to now, laser hair removal has become a more safe, easy and affordable method of ridding your body of unwanted hair. From clinics specializing in the practice of hair removal to home kits available to the everyday consumer hair removal is a generally accepted practice that will likely gain popularity.
Differences with other types of hair removal:
Unlike conventional techniques, laser hair removal will not work on all types of hair or skin types, the best combination for success being dark hair and light skin. Certain non-conventional methods also provide longer lasting hair removal in almost all cases, while in certain rare cases, after your initial half-a-dozen laser treatments; you will likely have to come back for touch-up, but it truly varies with case to case. The speed though is a major factor in the popularity of laser hair removal as with a skilled laser technician or even DIYer, satisfying results can be achieved in a relatively short amount of time. Studies show that laser hair removal can be sixty times faster than older conventional forms of durable hair removal. An IPL is another type of hair removal that is often mistaken for laser hair removal, as this method does use light but from xenon flash lamps. Though these are called laser hair removal the method for the true laser is different.
How it Works:
The hair is removed using a laser tuned to a certain frequency that only affects the tissue that is targeted. The frequency is determined by hair color, and skin type. The whole purpose is to disable hair follicles in order to achieve a persistent stifling of growth in the chosen areas. Multiple treatments are mandatory with about a month wait between appointments.
Getting It Done:
Hair removal is unregulated in most of the world with Florida, in the United States regulating the use of lasers to licensed doctors and those under their direct supervision. In almost everywhere but Florida you can get yourself a Tria, Remington, Silk n Flash, or any other brand name laser to burn away those follicles.
Whether done by you at home or in the office of a professional, there will be pain. I mean, you’re burning yourself with a laser beam so expect at least mild discomfort. There is something called numbing cream that is recommended for those who don’t want to feel the burn, these creams are available in most drug stores.
Depending on where you want the hair removed: bikini line, armpits, legs or the back. Larger areas will cost more than smaller areas. The overall average price for any laser hair removal treatment varies between cities. And the prices are mostly quoted per session. The price probably has much to with the location of the clinic and the type of clinic so for best results search multiple locations. Book a consultation and get a quote on how many sessions you may need to determine the amount of money you will be spending for reliable laser hair removal.