Laser Hair Removal

Definition - What does Laser Hair Removal mean?

Laser hair removal is a process in which the hair follicle is damaged using heat produced by a laser which emits an intense, pulsing light. It passes through the skin into the follicle causing delayed hair regrowth, and sometimes permanent hair removal.

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Unwanted bodily hair can be removed in a variety of ways. However, the hair tends to regrow quickly. Laser hair removal offers a longer-lasting option, and after several repeat treatments, hair regrowth may be halted altogether, or the regrowth will be thinner, softer, and lighter in color. Although this type of hair removal can be done without the help of a surgeon, it must nevertheless be performed by a qualified professional.

The degree of success that can be achieved depends to a large extent on skin and hair tone. The greatest success is reported by people with light skin and dark hair. The laser works on the melanin that gives hair its dark color. People with darker skin will also have melanin in the skin. It may be possible to achieve satisfactory results, but the person applying the treatment must use caution to avoid damage to the skin, and more treatments may be needed to achieve the desired result.

Laser hair removal is suitable for any area of the body except the eyelid area. Provided the treatment is done by a trained professional, there are few risks and side-effects. Some people experience skin irritation, but this generally fades within a few hours. People hoping to try this procedure should stay out of the sun before and after treatment and should shave bodily hair before treatment rather than using plucking, waxing, or electrolysis.

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