Laser Hair Removal Explained
Laser hair removal is a method of removing unwanted body hair through the use of laser technology. A high intensity beam of light which gives off a lot of heat energy is directed at hair follicles to damage and stunt re-growth of the hair. It is a fairly painless procedure and a huge improvement in near-permanent hair removal methodology compared to painful electrolysis.
The laser beam is safe to skin surrounding the hair follicles but there are some parts of the body that may be at risk of the high intensity light ray. In the case of facial hair removal, goggles are definitely required since the eyes are a very sensitive organ. Different parts of the body will experience different sensations depending on the sensitivity of the skin.
Overall it is a painless procedure and some patients report having a warm sensation on the area being treated. The sensation can range from a mild stinging in the skin or slight tingle. In comparison to shaving nicks in the skin or waxing, the level of pain generated by laser hair removal is well worth the money. Not to mention the difference between temporary solutions and long-term removal.
Laser Hair Treatment
As far as treatment goes, a single session can last anywhere from fifteen minutes to forty-five minutes depending on the size of the area. And in many cases, multiple sessions are required as follow-up. The hair in the area treated will re-grow thinner with each session until virtually all the hair follicles have been destroyed. Repeat sessions, depending on many variables of course, are usually once a month for a period of two to eight months.
The cost of such a procedure depends on a variety of factors. The key factors include the part of the body from which the hair is to be removed, the number of sessions required, and the doctor’s charge for his or her service. Clinics use a wide variety of methods to price the treatment and it is up to you to ask how the bill will be determined, and to get a quote for the procedure. In the long-run, many patients find the money is well worth the benefits of never having to shave or wax the same area ever again.