Laser hair removal is the procedure that removes hair from areas of the body that tend to be annoying to men or women and are not wanted. Laser hair removal has been around since 1997 and usually a laser technician or doctor will perform the procedure. The laser disables follicles of hair in specific areas of the body from returning. There are several questions that you may have when considering using lasers to remove your hairs. Here are a few to think about.
The laser emits wavelengths of light to the pigments of the hairs. These wavelengths induce the hairs to fall out and not return.
Many say it is, but there are a few skeptics. The Food and Drug Administrations approved it as a permanent hair reduction. The laser disables the hair from returning. The laser needs to be set at an appropriate setting however for it to be effective. Depending on the area of the body will determine which setting the laser needs to be at.
Laser hair removal has a few side effects, some worse than others depending on your skin and area of hair removal. You can experience redness, itching, and swelling. Bruising could occur for real sensitive skin.
It will hurt as much as waxing. Therefore, if you do not consider waxing painful then the answer is no.
Prices vary from one place to another. It is best to call around for the best price. However, prices listed are the highest you will find for different areas of the body. Under arms: $150 Bikini: $200 Face: $300 Upper lip: $150 Chin: $150 Both half arms: $400 Both half legs: $400
Before you decide to start treatment of laser hair removal, do not wax or removal any hair six weeks prior as well as throughout the process of treatments. These treatments are rather quick and can take from ten minutes to an hour and a half, depending on where on your body you choose to remove hair. After the treatment you will need to place ice packs on the area to help soothe the skin. You can also apply Aloe Vera gel. The hair should be completely gone within three weeks of treatment. You should start seeing hairs fall out within the first week, but sometimes it can take up to 10 days before any hair falls out.