The removal of unwanted hair can be a disappointing process. It often leaves bumps and nicks and has to be repeated over and over. Laser hair removal is now a reliable option for those who suffer with unsightly hair that is present where hair should not be present. Wouldn’t it be nice to say good-bye to tweezers and the pain of ripping wax off of your skin?
Laser hair removal is a technique that uses beams of highly concentrated light to penetrate the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by pigment in the follicles and destroys the hair within them. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States.
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas where unsightly hair is a problem. The benefits are precision and speed. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of second and can zero in on many hairs at the same time. A small area such as the lip can be treated in less than a minute. Large areas may take up to an hour.
The effectiveness of laser hair removal depends on the specific characteristics of the individual. Skin type, hair type and pigment are all factors that can determine the outcome for a person. Clients include a wide array of skin types with individual factors. Treatment plans can be designed individually to produce the most desirable results. Hair, known as terminal hair, can be longer, more coarse and pigmented growing in unwanted areas and growing out of place are generally the targets of treatment for laser hair removal.
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. The reason for this is that the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
Laser hair removal can have the same benefits as an effective diet. It can restore confidence and reduce embarrassment of unwanted body flaws. After completing the treatment, clients describe the experience as nothing short of a lifestyle change; most can’t believe they ever spent so much time and money bothering with razors, creams or waxing.
We are one of only a few locations in Houston with a certified laser specialist. Traditional hair removal techniques such as shaving, plucking, waxing, and depilatory creams can be costly, damaging to the skin and provide only temporary relief. Until recently, the only way to remove hair permanently has been through electrolysis – which can be tedious and painful. Our GentleMAX system safely reduces unwanted facial and/or body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Experience fast, effective and permanent hair reduction today without sacrificing your comfort. Packages available for added savings.
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Source: “Laser Hair Removal: Benefits and Side Effects.” WebMD. 03 Jan. 0000. Web. 29 Nov. 2012.