The Laser Hair Removal Machines
The Popularity of The Laser Hair Removal
by: Mark Woodcock
our culture today, it seems that the less body hair you
have, the more attractive you are considered. Over time,
people have tried many things in an attempt to remove
their unwanted body hair, with little regard to pain and
expense it seems. Shaving that can leave you with cuts
and rashes, bleaching that can cause skin irritation,
tweezing that can be painful and tedious, waxing that
is very painful, and using depilatories that melt away
hair (and sometimes skin) are some of the methods people
have employed in the fight against body hair. Most everyone
that desires to rid himself or herself of unattractive
or embarrassing body hair would favor a way to do so that
will take away the hair forever. Unfortunately, that only
comes with electrolysis, which is highly expensive and
requires many treatments. That is why laser hair removal
has been growing in popularity. It promises quick removal
of hair from the root, and pledges that the hair will
grow back at a very slow rate. If you are considering
the procedure of laser hair removal, it is smart to learn
about the procedure, and that you find a reputable and
practitioner that knows how to properly use the laser
hair removal machine that will be used to carry out the
procedure on you.
Laser hair removal works when a technician or physician
uses a hand-held machine to push and light beams through
the device into the hair follicles. This light is aimed
at the dark pigment in your hair, and causes damage to
the hair follicles without damaging the surrounding tissue.
The procedure is somewhat painful, despite many claims
by some laser hair removal professionals to the contrary.
Most clinics will make available several pain reduction
techniques, including skin cooling with gels, sprays,
water mist, or air.
There are a great many plusses to laser hair removal.
The most important one is the long-term removal of unwanted
hair, or it's permanent reduction in appearance, which
can diminish embarrassment. Any regrowth of hair often
comes in lighter in color and finer in texture. If performed
correctly by a technician or physician that knows how
to operate a laser hair removal machine, the procedure
is considered safe. If you have a large area on your body
with a great deal of hair, such as your back, chest, or
legs, laser hair removal will work best for you. Fair-skinned
people with darker body hair usually get the best results
with this procedure.
With the plusses, there are, of course, the minuses. There
is very little long-term medical evidence to suggest laser
hair removal's safety or effectiveness. Since every body
is different, it is difficult to establish concrete regrowth
scales. Laser hair removal tends to not work as effectively
on gray, red, or blonde hairs, and it must be performed
very carefully on people with darker skin tones or who
tan themselves regularly. Having laser hair removal can
result in burns, abrasions, or skin discoloration. And
since some people don't respond to it at all, the decision
to have it done should be carefully made.
There are many establishments out there who perform laser
hair removal that make claims that the procedure is painless,
that the hair removal is completely permanent, and that
there will be absolutely no hair regrowth. There are currently
FDA regulations in place that prohibit anyone to make
these claims. But, because there is no real legal regulation
of who can purchase laser hair removal machines, for training
on the use of them, or quality control standards, there
is a great risk for physical injury if you take a chance
with someone who is not a licensed physician, or a highly
reputable laser hair removal technician. By making laser
hair removal machines more widely available by not restricting
those who can purchase them, it might make it more affordable,
but it also increases the risks to those who choose to
undergo the procedure. It is not worth the risks just
to save money by going to someone who might not have the
expertise to use the laser hair removal machine.
Choosing a person to do your laser hair removal should
be a long and well thought out process. Take heed to choose
a physician or clinic that will give you a free in-office
consultation. Ask as many questions as possible, including
questions regarding the laser hair removal machine, pain
relief, costs and fees, and post-procedure treatment.
Observe the office and equipment to see that they are
clean. Talk to former customers, and ask them questions
about the clinic or physician's manner and service. Ask
to get a test patch done before you make any commitments,
and do not make a commitment to have the procedure done
at the consultation meeting. Think carefully about it.
By taking time to make your choice, you will get the best
price and the best experience, and have the best possible
outcome with your laser hair removal.
About The Author
Mark Woodcock is a director of 3 Internet Companies, is
a published author and has written many articles on a
widespread number of topics. All his articles may be reproduced
provided that an active link is included to http://www.laser-hair-removal-information.info.