Shaving, waxing, or electrolysis as a means of hair removal has always been unsuccessful. Laser hair removal, after it had been approved by the Food and Drug Association, grew to be the fastest growing cosmetic procedure and is now advertised as the best method to achieve hairlessness.
Although laser hair removal is considered to be the most effective option, it does not fully get rid of unwanted body hair. It requires a lot of treatments to get the best results, which means you would end up spending a lot of money. You are also taking a chance if you go for this treatment. Certain skin types may be scarred or their pigments may change when the treatment is done. If the person doing the procedure is untrained, burns and blisters may also result.
In the procedure, bursts of laser are aimed at the hair follicle's melanin pigment. Instead of striking the lighter skin surface, the laser flashed across the skin seeks the dark follicle and destroys it, leaving the skin unharmed. Though a series of treatments will usually not take out every single hair in the treated area, it will reduce the hair in the area by 30 to 75 percent in most cases. The hair that stays behind is not so heavy and not so thick, making it easier to maintain.
Before people would see a noticeable improvement in their conditions, they would have to be treated at least four to six times within a three month time scope. Lasers may only do significant damage to growing hairs, but will not be able to affect hairs that are already dead. Catching as many hairs as possible in the process of growth would require repeated treatments.
Patients with light skin and dark hair would benefit the most from laser hair removal. The fact that lasers target pigment makes it not an ideal thing for those with dark or tanned skin. The hair melanin and the skin melanin can't be distinguished by the laser. This is the reason why blisters, scars, burns, and pigment changes happen to dark skinned patients who take the treatment. In order to see whether the treatment will work on a person's skin and hair, a test patch is done by a trusted doctor.
If you have dark skin that tans eaily and does not burn easily, then you should find a doctor who is an expert in hair removal on dark skin. Treatment for darker skinned patients, even when performed by skilled and experienced doctors, is a long process and will often yield not so effective results. Hair should never be removed from tanned skin. Although the treatment is being done in so many places and by so many doctors, the best people to give the treatment because of their experience are dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
Majority of experts warn patients not to go to spas for the treatment, but to seek treatment from either a physician or a trained medical worker. It is a requirement in several states for doctors to be present during laser hair removal procedures. There are dangers that come with lasers. Laser hair removal has caused a lot of damage that is always being repaired by dermatologists, half of the respondents in recent survey claimed.
The treatment is almost similar to a rubber band hitting against your skin. If the pain is more intense than that, then the procedure is not being performed properly. The experience may not be enjoyable, but it's better than getting a shot. There are a lot of doctors who make use of cooling sprays or lasers with cooling tips. Though the skin may turn red or crusty, this would last only for a short time.
The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on the body part and how hairy it is. While bikini line treatment may cost from 0 to 0 per session, a man's back treatment would already be in the thousands. There are cases in which patients may need to have 8 or 10 sessions.