Highlight Repeat Hair Removal
If you’re tired of removing the same old hairs on your face, legs, arms, and bikini line over and over again, and you want to fresh new look in a week, Laser Hair Removal might be for you.
It is a relatively new technology that allows you to get rid of unwanted hair once and for all. If you’ve never heard of it, you probably know of electrolysis, which involves sticking a needle under your skin and sending a burst of electricity through it to kill the hair follicle.
Laser Hair Removal Involves More Than Simply Verse the Tip
It is laser technology that allows Laser Hair Removal to be considered as a “one touch” procedure. Basically, the process involves using a hand held device that emits a laser that targets the dark pigment found in your hair follicles. Once the follicle is destroyed, your hair shaft will be unable to produce hair.
Darker skin tones can use laser technology even if they are fairer skinned. This is because darker pigments absorb light energy that would otherwise be heat energy. Thus, darker complexions require more treatments than lighter complexions.
Have you heard of a Titanium probe?
If you’ve heard of Titanium, you are probably familiar with it. It is aallic probe that is used to insert into your skin to get rid of unwanted hair. The probe uses the heat power of a laser to aim at hair follicles. Once the probe has been inserted into your skin, it will send out laser pulses that heat up the hair follicles. This process is usually repeated multiple times to effectively destroy the hair follicles.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Simply put, a laser works by turning light energy into heat. The laser emits a single wavelength of intense light. This light then targets various dark targets, which are usually the pigment found in the hair. Once the light rays hits the hair follicle, the heat destroys the hair root. Given time, the hair will eventually fall out and not grow back. One thing of note, the efficacy of laser hair removal will vary over time.
In most laser hair removal pre-treatment procedures, a patient is required to shave the area to be treated before treatment. Doctors also advise patients to avoid using hair removal creams or lotions for about 24 hours before the procedure. The reason for this is that it may affect the ability of the laser to penetrate the hair follicle.
Approximately two weeks prior to your scheduled laser hair removal, you will also be required to shave the area to be treated. Laser hair removal treatments are best performed on hair that is at least one-quarter inches long, but this is sometimes difficult to know. If you have long hair or if you generally have a lot of hair on your arms or legs, you may want to double check with the laser center to see if they are willing to provide a free treatment or a discount for purchasing a do-it-yourself kit.
Another safeguard to prevent is damage to the skin. For this reason, you may be asked to avoid the sun for a few days. It is also advisable to avoid direct sun exposure for a week thereafter. While this is generally a non-issue for men, some centers do ask men to avoid sun exposure either before or after their laser hair removal.
The order of treatments for most laser hair removal procedures will depend on the amount of hair removal involved. In most cases, patients will be required to return for a series of treatments every four to six weeks. The treatments are spaced out in approximately one month.
One nice benefit of laser hair removal is that there is little to no healing time involved. You will be able to return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
The cost of laser hair removal can vary greatly depending on where you seek treatment and the physician performing the procedure. However, it is important to know that insurance will not usually cover the procedure. Since it is an elective treatment, you may find it beneficial to look around for the best price possible.