Things You Should Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

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Things You Should Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is the fastest, most cost-efficient method of permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal works by sending a targeted pulse laser light directly into your hair follicle. The light is absorbed by the melanin (or pigment) in your hair follicle and converted into heat, which permanently disables your hair follicles from growing a new hair.

Laser hair removal technology has been in use for decades and it is generally considered permanent. Any hairs left after treatment should be thin and sparse. Factors that determine the effectiveness of treatment include genetics, the area to be treated, the frequency of treatments, the laser, and the skill of the operator.

Laser hair removal requires between at least six and eight sessions for best results – a permanent reduction of approximately 80-99% of your unwanted hair. This is because hairs grow in three phases and can only be permanently disabled in the first phase, the active growing phase. Sessions are usually held every four to six weeks so that the laser technician can catch hairs in the first phase of growth.

Normal side effects include itching during treatment and redness or irritation for up to 3 days. More rare side effects are crusting from ingrown hairs, bruising, or temporary pigment change. Rare side effects are usually caused by inexperienced or inattentive technicians. We have performed thousands of treatments on numerous clients and can proudly say the vast majority are happy with the procedure.

Prices vary between centers, though it would not be prudent to pick based only on price, as results may vary widely based on the quality of the center, a technician's level of experience, the type of laser being used, and whether several treatments are being purchased (most clinics will offer discounts if several treatments are purchased at the same time). The same factors that influence the length of your treatment will affect of the price of treatment as well.

When deciding on whether laser hair removal is a waste of money, consider the following benefits. Laser hair removal prevents the common skin conditions associated with other forms of hair removal such as shaving and waxing, such as folliculitis, where in-grown hairs cause inflammation and infection in the hair follicles, and hyper pigmentation, where the skin around the irritated follicle darkens in color.

When it comes to choosing a treatment specialist, most reputable providers will offer free consultations in order to best determine your treatment. Choose a place that is clean, up-to-date and is focused on your treatment rather than sales. Since consultations are usually free, visit a number of places as prices, service, and experience can vary significantly

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