Things That Laser Hair Removal Entails
If you are supposed to go through a process that is permanent, you can be very nervous and uneasy. When you are preparing for laser hair removal, it is essential that you know its procedure because that can help you be able to manage the anxiety and stress before and during the process.
Laser hair removal has become so popular in the recent past because of its effectiveness, safety and being a more permanent process that the other processes of removing hairs in the body like tweezing, waxing and electrolysis. For individuals whose hair is blonde, grey or fine, laser hair removal cannot be successful and also people who have dark skin and hair have a specific kind of laser that can be used on them for the right results to be achieved.
There are some specific lasers which are used in removing the hair which have a special beam of light which they emit and which targets the melanin in the hair and the hair follicles. The laser beam is passed through the skin and is later absorbed by the melanin which is usually in the hair follicle. Because of this reason, people who have a fair complexion and a dark hair are the ones who have excellent results after the laser hair removal process. In case one’s hair colour and the skin tone are almost the same, the lasers are not able to differentiate between the skin and the hair. The laser works such that it damages the follicle to the point that it cannot be repaired which makes the hair never to grow at that point again.
After the follicle is spoilt, the skin closes in a manner that is not fast, and there is a creation of a smooth surface on the skin. The laser works thoroughly, but even with that, laser hair removal is successful on hair that is growing actively. The laser does not remove hairs which are in the resting phase well which is why you may need multiple treatments for the process to be effective on the area targeted. The number of treatments may not be the same for all the area that you need treatment because some areas react to treatment in different ways and times. There is no particular area that can get treatment using one treatment, and almost all patients may require going through close to three treatments per annum.
Most of the lasers which are used nowadays emit a burst of cold air which is later followed by a pulse of laser and one more burst of cold air. The cold air is meant for making the area numb for the laser pulse.