Body hair is a subject of concern for everyone, especially when it grows in unwanted areas. You can remove it yourself at home in most cases. The question is should you? The answer is not necessarily, especially if it is growing in an area that is difficult to see or reach. You also may be fed up with home hair removal techniques like waxing or shaving. After all, they are time consuming and no always completely accurate. If you are looking into clinical alternatives, one to explore is laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal Functionality and Popularity
Laser hair removal is simply the process of using focused light to treat hair follicles. Follicles are better thought of as hair roots. When particular types of light are used and the laser is properly calibrated, entire strands of hair are treated. That includes parts you cannot see, like the follicles.
Laser skincare procedures first started to reach a level of mainstream popularity in the United States in the 1990s. Laser hair removal has emerged as one of the top forms not only of laser procedures, but also of cosmetic procedures in general. That is due, at least in part, to the ease of undergoing laser treatment. There is very little preparation required. Also, most laser procedures do not require hospitalization or at-home recovery periods.
Why Laser Hair Removal is so Useful
Laser hair removal is useful for a variety of reasons. For example, top laser hair removal tools are known for their speed. When you go in for a laser appointment, the technician points the laser device at your skin and uses very fast pulses of light
to treat it. Each pulse lasts for less than a second and can treat an area about the size of a quarter. The speed of laser treatment means the longest you should spend in the laser clinic is approximately an hour. If you are having a spot treatment on a small area, you might be done in a matter of minutes.
Lasers are also known for the ability to surpass shaving and waxing in terms of accuracy. Not only do they treat every hair in the chosen area, they also do so without harming the skin tissue in the surrounding area. That is, as long as you select treatment with the right laser device. You must also make sure your treatment is performed by a trained technician.
Getting Ready for Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment
Getting ready for your laser hair removal appointment is a fairly simple process. First you must schedule an appointment at an accredited clinic with a positive reputation. You must also avoid any treatments that remove or damage hair roots for about six weeks before each procedure. Such treatments include plucking hairs or waxing them off your body. Leaving the roots, or follicles, intact is essential so the laser device can treat them.
Another important aspect of laser hair removal preparation is staying out of the sun. It is widely recommended that you do so for six weeks before the procedure, but your clinician will give you exact instructions. Avoid too much sun exposure for a similar time period after treatment is also important. The laser procedure makes your skin temporarily hyper sensitive to sunlight.
Scheduling and Having Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Laser hair removal is not a one-time procedure. For the best results, you have to repeat the process several times. You may also need future maintenance treatments. Your clinician will schedule your appointments several weeks apart. At each appointment, your skin is numbed or cooled during the procedure to keep you comfortable. You should also receive a list of things you cannot do the day of your procedure, such as wear perfume or lotion.
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