Laser hair removal – what is it

Laser hair removal has been around for sometime. It’s considered to be one of the safest ways for permanent hair removal. Laser hair removal is a low-energy laser applied over the area of unwanted hair. Low-energy laser damages the hair follicles. The hair gets burned-out without damaging skin or any other tissues.

When laser hair removal is done professionally, there’s a patch test first. This way you’ll get the right laser and intensity. Don’t let anybody treat you without doing patch test. One of the main benefits of laser hair removal is that it can be done on a large area of the body in one session. Procedure is little bit uncomfortable and many people experience little pain, but it doesn’t require anesthesia. Local or topical anesthetic is usually applied if person experiences a higher degree of discomfort.

Treatment is very effective. After several sessions, about 95 percent of unwanted hair has been removed. One huge benefit of laser hair removal is that it doesn’t require any medications, needles or follow-ups. You don’t need to go to hospital either.

After laser hair removal session, skin might get little red where treatment was applied. It will not last longer than 24 hours. Unwanted hairs will fall off in 1-2 weeks after treatment.

If you have a darker skin color and you are having a skin-lightening procedure such as bleaching, read carefully. Bleaching procedure should be done before getting laser hair removal treatment. Remember that don’t get laser hair removal within 10 days to two weeks after bleaching procedure.

If you want to boost effectiveness of laser hair removal, shave the unwanted hair couple days earlier before treatment. This way laser will have easier access to hair follicles.