Things That Laser Hair Removal Entails
If it happens that you are confronted with a permanent process, you can have a lot of anxiety and stress involved. When you are preparing for laser hair removal, it is essential that you know its procedure because that can help you be able to manage the anxiety and stress before and during the process.
A compared to other hair removing procedures such as tweezing, waxing and electrolysis, laser hair removal has become more preferred because it is effective, safe and is a procedure with more permanent results. For individuals whose hair is blonde, grey or fine, laser hair removal cannot be successful and also people who have dark skin and hair have a specific kind of laser that can be used on them for the right results to be achieved.
There are some specific lasers which are used in removing the hair which have a special beam of light which they emit and which targets the melanin in the hair and the hair follicles. The laser beam passes through the skin and is later soaked up by the melanin which is found in the hair follicle. Because of this reason, people who have a fair complexion and a dark hair are the ones who have excellent results after the laser hair removal process. In case one’s hair colour and the skin tone are almost the same, the lasers are not able to differentiate between the skin and the hair. How the laser works are that it destroys the follicle such that it cannot be remade which stops the hair from growing at that point completely.
After the follicle is destroyed, the skin closes slowly, and a smooth surface is created on the skin. Even though the laser is thorough in how it works, laser hair removal is usually effective on hair with active growth. The laser does not remove hairs which are in the resting phase well which is why you may need multiple treatments for the process to be effective on the area targeted. The number of treatments may not be the same for all the area that you need treatment because some areas react to treatment in different ways and times. There is, however, no one area which can get treatment using one treatment, and many people may have to go through almost three treatments in a year.
For most of the lasers which are used today, they produce a burst of cold air which is then followed by a pulse of laser and another burst of cold air. The cold air is meant for making the area numb for the laser pulse.