In the recent years, the latest laser hair removal technology has tremendously enhanced the quality life many desired, and more so, the female with male hair growth patterns. Indeed, removal of unwanted hair in parts of the body by use of laser technology is considered a breakthrough in the field of cosmetic therapy over treatment such as electrolysis.
This kind of therapy has restored hope for many who felt embarrassed by the fact that hair could grow in areas where they shouldn’t.
That said, there are certain things that you should know when it comes to this kind of hair treatment.
For starters, you need to be conversant with the way in which laser hair treatment works. The treatment entails the use of laser beams directed on your hair follicles. The high-intensity beams from the laser generates heat at the base of the hair follicle.
The laser beams is concentrated on the hair shaft thus heating it, causing thermal damage to the follicle while leaving the surrounding tissue untouched. The success when it comes to this form of treatment is highly dependent on the concentration of melanin found in your hair.
The more the melanin content in the hair, the higher the efficiency of the laser treatment. Conversely, the treatment has low response when it comes to ginger hair and will not work entirely when platinum blonde hair or white or grey hair is involved.
There must be a considerable length of hair for laser rays to travel along the shaft to the hair follicle successfully. You should, therefore, avoid the temptation to do away with the unwanted hair before laser treatment.
You should feel free to consult a cosmetologist whenever you finally decide to do away with the unwanted hair on your body. You need to know the cost of the whole medical procedure and also where the treatment will take place, whether in a hospital or the medical specialist will perform the process at your home. Other than their cost and the location of treatment, you need to find out if the medical professional you have been given has credible expertise and knowledge when it comes to laser hair removal therapy.
Also, it is crucial that you find out the significant side effects of this type of treatment if there are some and how you will go about them. It is important to note that the laser hair removal treatment does not bring about tumors. Nonetheless, its penetrative effects can harm your eyes. So, you will need to take a precautionary measure, such as putting your protective goggles on before embarking on the procedure.
Other common side effects include the growth of pale blotches owing to the extreme exposure of the laser rays and blister formation due to intense heat from the laser equipment.
Although laser hair removal cosmetic therapy is considered one of the most efficient way to remove unwanted hair, its treatment effects are not long lasting. Laser treatment just deters the restoration of hair so that it can take more than a year before they appear on the skin. The hair re-growth will only be thinner as compared to those before the laser treatment.