Laser Hair Removal at a Glance
Today I want to share with you, this short yet concise guide about laser hair removal
For some people, laser hair removal appointments are just part of their regular routine. But if you’ve never had the procedure done before, it can be a completely different story. You probably have a lot of questions about how the process works and what kind of results you should expect.
So let’s get right into it
The Hair You See and the Hair You Don’t
One thing that will help you to understand the laser hair removal process is the knowledge that there is hair you see and hair you don’t. A portion of the hair pokes through your skin and then starts to grow longer until it is shaved or waxed away. The problem is that there is also a large part of the strand of hair that exists under the top layer of your skin, where you can’t see or shave it.
It’s true that waxing can pull out more hair than shaving, but the waxing process still doesn’t consistently remove hair right down to the root. That’s why your hair comes back really fast after shaving but takes a little longer to regrow after waxing. But the way to get hair to take the longest to regrow is to zap each strand right down to the root (follicle) with a laser device.
The Ongoing Laser Treatment Process
There are several different types of laser hair removal devices, but they all work in much the same way. They use light and heat to essentially burn hair away. The light beams can travel right down the shaft of each hair for maximum results.
Even so, the laser treatment process is an ongoing one. You can’t expect one appointment to permanently rid you of the body hair that you don’t want. The reality is that you are likely to need a series of treatments to start, and you’ll also probably want to go back for more treatments sometime in the future, long after your initial round of appointments is over.
Initial and Long-Term Hair Removal Results
When you use lasers to zap away unwanted hair, some of the hair follicles may be destroyed completely, meaning that the hair can’t regrow. However, some follicles may only be damaged at first, and some may not be damaged at all.
That means that some of the hair will come back, but with two primary differences:
- The hair should be finer and lighter in color.
- The hair should take a lot longer to regrow all the way up from the root.
That means less at home shaving and waxing time for you
Depending on how much of the unwanted hair comes back and how light or fine it is, you might decide that all you need is your initial round of treatments. On the other hand, you might decide to go back for more Laser Hair Removal Appointments in the future.
Either way, you can expect to still do a little bit of shaving at home, but the amount of both hair and time spent removing it should be drastically reduced.
Is Laser Hair Removal The Right Hair Removal Method For You?
Some people shouldn’t use lasers to get rid of unwanted hair because the lasers can react badly to their skin types. So, although it’s a great solution for many people, it might not be perfect for you. Consult an expert to see if you are a good candidate or not and minimize potential side effects from the procedure.
What do you think about this introductory post on your guide to laser hair removal treatments? Hope it helps, and let me know what you think about it? Feedback is always welcome!