About Laser Hair Removal
What You Should Know About Laser Hair
by: Deirdre Jones
hair removal has seen a huge increase in popularity in
recent years, mainly because it is a relatively safe way
to remove unwanted body hair. Until recently, it was best
for those with light skin and dark hair. But with the
advent of the new YAG laser line and the reinvention of
the IPL, even those with darker skin and hair can get
excellent results with laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal has become such a popular alternative
to shaving, waxing and creams because unwanted hair is
permanently removed or reduced with treatment. Plus it
is a relatively painless procedure and the costs have
decreased dramatically as the technology continues to
If you are considering laser hair removal as an option,
then you should definitely do some research, especially
if you are a darker skinned individual, because the options
vary by individual organization. Although the treatment
does not normally take much time, it depends on the amount
of hair you want removed, where you want it removed from,
and the skin type. So it could take anywhere from a few
minutes to a couple of hours.
Laser hair removal works by the use of a low energy laser
that disables hair follicles. Typically, the laser is
absorbed by the darker material, the hair, in fair skinned
individuals. This disables the hair follicles, resulting
in permanent hair removal or reduced hair growth. Recently,
the procedure has been adapted for darker skinned individuals
If you opt for laser hair removal, you will most likely
need multiple sessions because hair grows in cycles. This
means that some of the hair that you want removed may
not be in the growth phase during the time of your first
treatment. Thus, it will need to be removed later once
it is in the growth phase.
Though laser hair removal is relatively painless, you
may experience a bit of discomfort from the procedure.
Usually, the only discomfort is similar to mild sunburn,
and you would treat it as such - using cool compresses
and moisturizers. If there are any blisters, you should
apply a topical antibiotic until they disappear. Also,
your skin should be protected from the sun using sunblock
for about 6 weeks after your laser hair removal treatment.
About The Author
Deirdre Jones is a successful webmaster and publisher
of LaserHairRemovalOptions.com. She provides more laser
hair removal information and articles that you can research
on her website at http://www.laserhairremovaloptions.com.