Laser hair removal is now the second most common hair removal cosmetic procedure in the world. Laser hair removal treatment can be used to permanently treat and remove small and large areas of unwanted hair from the body. Best results of laser hair removal occur in people with light skin and dark hair, and laser hair removal treatment works better on coarse hair rather than fine hair. It has been used to help both those who are experiencing excessive hair growth because of illness and those who are genetically predisposed to it. While the common perception is that laser hair removal is both safe and uncomplicated, it remains a medical procedure. Like all medical procedures, therefore, it is accompanied by dangers and side effects. You’ll need to weigh the side effects of laser hair removal against the benefits you stand to gain from finally being free of your unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Laser hair removal is designed to permanently remove unwanted body hair by using the light energy from a laser. Unwanted hair is now a common problem in women and men. Laser hair removal consists of a series of sessions over a period of time. The area is shaved and cleaned, and an anesthetic cream applied. The laser then produces pulsed beams of highly concentrated light which are absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles, damaging the surrounding follicle. The procedure can be uncomfortable, but it is not usually painful. The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Any redness and swelling of the affected areas usually disappear in a short time and most people return to normal activity right away. There have been cases of individuals who underwent laser hair removal for several years. Hair removed by laser hair removal treatments is not guaranteed to be permanent; it may grow back after several years, so ongoing treatment is sometimes required to maintain the hair loss. So, anyone planning to undergo the treatment should become educated on the possibility of the laser hair removal dangers which accompany it, and the precautions which will minimize the risks of post-treatment complications.
Laser Hair Removal Dangers
Laser Hair Removal Precautions
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of laser hair removal treatment depends on the areas treated and the number of treatments required. Generally, the cost per session of laser hair removal in New York City (NYC) for the area between eyebrows is around $60, legs are $200 and the bikini line is $150. This may seem like a large amount at first glance but if you consider that you can eliminate the need for regular waxing sessions, the cost of laser hair removal begins to look more reasonable. Many salons will offer you a considerable discount if you book a number of laser hair removal sessions.
Permanent Laser Hair Removal
People with light skin and black hair are prime candidates for permanent laser hair removal. If you are considering permanent laser hair removal then we recommend that you ask the laser hair removal practitioner exactly what they mean by permanent. To some clinics, "permanent laser hair removal" means that they do not anticipate your hair to regrow ever, and to others permanent laser hair removal means you will be hair free for just only 9 weeks. If hair regrowth does occur then hair should be considerably lighter and finer than before.
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Created: Mon, Jul 5, 2010
Last Updated: Tue, Jul 4, 2017
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