To Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair Permanently
by Marcus Grant
If you want to get rid of
unwanted hair, there are all kinds of techniques to help you to
do so -- from waxes to razor blades and from lasers to electrolysis.
But if you want to get rid of it for good, the preferred method
nowadays is laser treatment.
Why is laser treatment preferred?
It's preferred because this
method has very low risks and can't damage your skin unless performed
by an unskilled quack. Electrolysis also works, but requires too
much time because each and every individual hair is removed, one
at a time. And that often costs a lot more than laser treatment.
How does laser hair removal
Laser hair removal works through
a selective process called Photothermolysis. It sends a beam of
laser light right down to the hair follicles and the light's focussed
power is used to destroy the roots. It is a selective treatment
because it will only disable the hair roots, and not affect the
surrounding skin. It uses light and heat to get rid of hair, which
is actually the meaning of the name 'photothermolysis'.
What kind of person is the
best candidate for laser hair removal?
Because this method works
by seeking out melanin, which is the pigment that gives color
to our hair and skin, laser hair removal treatment is best suited
for people who have dark hair and light skin. Unfortunately, laser
treatment cannot be used very successfully on tanned skin because
there it can cause marks similar to sunburns. It is usually advised
that you wait until the tan is gone before you use laser hair
removal treatment. Also, persons that have grey hair or are naturally
blonde cannot use this technique as yet, because the melanin in
their follicles is not so easy to target.
Does it hurt?
Laser hair removal will not
hurt, but can sometimes create feelings of discomfort, and in
some cases the after-effects are similar to sunburn. To prevent
this, laser hair removal clinics will use ice-packs, cooling gels
or sprays to help relieve the discomfort and you are usually advised
to use sun block cream for a week or two after the treatment.
Also, you can ask for a 'test' before beginning the treatment,
and clinics often provide spot tests so the customers can see
what the treatment will be like. Try one of these to be sure that
your skin will not have some kind of allergic reaction to it.
How much will it cost?
The price for laser treatment
varies according to the size of the area that you want treated,
and the number of sessions. Laser hair removal centers often recommend
4 or 5 sessions, but the number will vary according to your skin
type, hair color and the target area of the body. The fee may
seem large initially, but you'll probably come to realize that
it's a sum worth paying, because you'll be saving yourself a lifetime
of investment in time, money and care.
For more information
about laser hair removal,
Marcus Grant http://www.Hair-Growth.co.uk