Why Laser Hair Removal
Why Laser Hair Removal?
by: Matt Ream
nearly 10 years now, medical lasers have been used for
such things as tattoo removal, clearing up acne scars
and other blemishes, and removing dark spots on the skin.
Now they are increasing being approved by the FDA and
used for such things as wrinkle removal, tooth whitening,
and hair removal.
Is it really permanent? Many laser hair removal providers
tout their processes as painless or permanent.
The FDA says there must be enough evidence to support
those claims and it is actually giving some manufacturers
authorization to state permanent hair reduction
but not removal. Be careful if you select
a provider who says their process is permanent and painless.
If you have the manufacturer and model number of the laser,
you can directly call or write the FDA to see if they
have approval for medical use.
Still, laser hair removal can be a great option for anyone
wanting to remove unwanted hair from anywhere on their
bodies. It works for both men and women, and is more effective
if the hair is noticeably darker than the skin.
How does it work? As laser light passes through the skin,
it is converted to heat and is absorbed by the pigment
melanin in the hair follicle, effectively disabling the
follicle itself and thus preventing further growth. Some
clinical trials have been successful in preventing hair
re-growth for up to two years, making laser hair removal
one of the longest-lasting hair removal methods.
There are a number of advantages of laser hair removal
over other forms of hair removal such as waxing, sugaring,
depilatory creams, tweezing, etc. For one, the procedure
is non-invasive, and does not require creams or needles.
Another benefit is that the light beams can move quickly,
and effectively treat larger areas in a small amount of
time. And don't forget the long-term results.
Although most insurance policies will not cover laser
hair removal procedures, it pays to shop for price as
well as methodology. The American Society for Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery reported an average single treatment cost
around $388. Many areas require multiple treatments to
gain the maximum benefit, so the cost can add up. That
should be weighed against the cost of alternative methods
of hair removal which would have to be done more frequently.
If you suffer from unwanted hair, that hair is dark, and
your skin is at least a few shades lighter than your hair,
you should look into this long-lasting hair removal method.
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