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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 40   |   Comments: 0

Unwanted hair can be a nuisance. The options for hair removal are smelly hair removal creams, sharp razors or burning wax. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a hi-tech way of removing hair permanently.  

 
How does laser hair removal work?
The visible light from the flash lamp is guided via a glass prism to the hairy area. Hair contains pigment that absorbs the light and converts it to heat. The heat is led through the hair into the hair follicle which is destroyed and rendered useless in producing new hair.

Advantage of laser hair removal treatment:
The IPL hair removal uses only light to remove your unwanted hair. It will not cause irritation and is completely safe with no side effects. Laser hair treatment can be used to treat all skin types to remove unwanted hair and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Treatments are also quick and relatively pain-free.

Laser hair removal is suited for people with:
-         Busy and active lifestyles
-       Want to look good effortlessly
-       Naturally improve their skin texture without risks
-       All skin types including sensitive, oily or dry, and all skin colours from pale to dark.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
The number of laser hair removal treatments you will require for optimal long-term benefits depend on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair growth cycle. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair's location, thickness and resilience.
Laser hair removal slows the growing capacity of follicles in the hair growth cycle at the time of the treatment. Since some hair follicles may enter their growth cycle after your treatment, 3-4 more treatments on an interval of 1-3 months may be required to deliver optimum results.

Does laser hair removal hurt?
No anesthetics are required and I'd describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.

Do I need to take any special precautions before and after laser hair removal treatment?
The light is completely safe so no special precautions are needed. However, it is important not to remove hair 4 weeks before treatment to ensure that as many hair follicles as possible contain hair and can be destroyed by the light. 

Since tanning takes place by accumulation of melanin in the skin, it is also essential to avoid tanning before and during the treatment sessions, otherwise, their skin will also absorb the heat which makes treatments less effective.

Generally, no post treatment is necessary after laser hair removal but people with sensitive skin will benefit from using a soothing cream for a few days. It is also recommended that you use a sunscreen with SPF 20 for a few weeks following laser hair removal treatment.

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