Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair remover method. Laser beam is targeted at hair follicles to prevent new growth. For permanent hair removal, the heat energy damages the cells at the root of the hair, thereby preventing further growth. You may need to wear goggles, depending on the laser hair removal method used.

Sometimes cooling gels or anaesthetic creams may be applied to the area of treatment. Laser hair removal method may cause itchiness, and takes 15-45 minutes to settle down, depending on the size of the area.

The laser hair removal treatment works best on new hairs that are just starting to grow, which is why you need to undergo several laser hair removal treatments in the same area to deal with all the hairs while they begin to grow. Most people need at least three sessions laser for permanent hair removal.Laser hair removal method is little bit costly where as shaving and other hair removal methods are less costly
How long does the laser hair removal treatment take?

Here are some estimates which can give an approximate guide.
• Laser hair removal treatment on Back: 1½ -3 hours
• Laser hair removal treatment on Shoulders: 10-20 minutes
• Laser hair removal treatment on Underarms: 1-2 minutes
• Laser hair removal treatment on Bikini Line: 8-10 minutes
• Laser hair removal treatment on Upper Lip: less than 1 minute
• Laser hair removal treatment on Chin: 2-3 minutes
• Laser hair removal treatment on Legs: 1½ -3 hours

At least 2 or 3 laser hair removal treatments are necessary, and hair that has been waxed or removed with tweezers could need from 5 to 8 laser hair removal treatments.
Why are repeated sessions necessary in laser hair removal treatment?

Hair goes through cycles. Laser hair removal treatment works best on hair that is in the growth stage. While one laser hair removal treatment may have long lasting effects, repeated treatments are necessary for best results to catch all the hairs as they enter the growth stage.

Pros & cons of laser hair removal method

  • Laser hair removal methods are permanent hair removers
  • Laser hair removal methods probably won't remove all hair permanently, but reduces growth significantly, and any re-growth is definitely going to be paler and finer
  • The main thing which is good about laser hair removal treatment is that it can be used on the face or on any other part of the body even including bikini line, under arms, legs and stomach
  • The damaged hairs are shed gradually in two weeks after treatment of laser hair removal.

However, laser permanent hair removal method has some downsides too.

  • Lasers are targeted at pigmented tissue, so they don't work on white, grey or platinum blonde hair
  • Most people need at least three sessions of laser hair removal for best effect
  • After treatment of laser hair removal the skin may look red and slightly swollen, but this should disappear within 24 hours
  • The skin can be left with dark marks or pale patches, which should fade over several months.

Is laser hair removal treatment painful like waxing hair remover or threading hair remover method ?

This varies from person to person depending on their sensitivity. Some have described the sensation to a slight sting on the skin. Others say it feels like a pinch on the skin. Laser hair removal is a very smooth and painless method like shaving hair remover method.