The process is to permanently remove hair from any part of your body that you wish by the use of a light at a designated wavelength, which is projected into the skin by means of a laser hand held instrument.
What the laser accomplishes, after it is reached into the interior of the skin, is to focus on the hair’s pigment. The laser destroys the follicle of the hair but doesn’t damage the rest of the hair around it.
While laser hair removal can be very effective and has been so for many, it’s new, and, when compared with older hair removal treatments, relatively untested. What this signifies is that we really don’t know yet just how safe or dangerous it might be and the possibility of side effects. Another issue with the newness of this laser hair removal process is that nobody has used it for long enough to have continuity of statistics that would indicate the speed of response to the laser hair removal treatment and the speed at which the hair grows back after each laser hair removal treatment.
Two of the most crucial elements to take into account in qualifying potential laser hair removal candidates are skin color and hair color.
1. Skin Colour. Light skin makes laser hair removal easier to perform. Due to the lighter pigmentation, the laser hair removal results occur more quickly. People with darker skin can be treated, but results are slower. They just have to be content with the knowledge it will take longer to see results and a greater number of remedies are probably going to be needed.
2. Hair Colour. Laser hair removal works best on dark hair. The reason for the difference is that the pigment pheomelanin, which is found only in red or blonde hair. It is very tough to get a laser to penetrate pheomelanin. On the other hand, the laser goes easily through eumelanin, the pigment found in dark and brown hair.
Treatment costs may add up to more than $1,000 as multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to obtain optimal results. This is largely due to how laser hair removal is most effective for hair that’s in the anagen phase (the growth phase). Since hair grows in cycles, not all of the hairs are in the anagen phase at any given time. Thus, more sessions are essential to target hairs while they are in anagen.
How much and how long a person respond to finish hair removal by laser hair removal differ from case to case. So, no hair removal clinics can guarantee 100% permanent results by a certain period.