Understanding How Laser Hair Removal Works
If it happens that you are confronted with a permanent process, you can have a lot of anxiety and stress involved. 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 common over the years because it is effective, safe and more permanent as compared to other hair removal processes such as tweezing, waxing and electrolysis. Laser hair removal cannot be successful on people with blonde, grey or fine hair and for individuals with a dark hair and skin; they use a specific type of laser for the best results.
You can get some unique lasers which can be used for removing the hair, and they have unique beams of light which they eject which is targeted on the melanin in the hair and the follicles. The laser beam passes through the skin and is later soaked up by the melanin which is found in the hair follicle. Individuals who are fair in complexion and who have a dark hair are capable of getting the best results after the laser hair removal procedure is completed, due to this reason. For people who have almost the same hair and skin tone, the lasers cannot differentiate between the two. The laser works in a way that it spoils the follicle to the extent that it cannot get any repair which makes the hair to never grow at the place 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. You may need to go through more than one treatment for you to get the desired results on the area targeted because the laser does not remove hairs which are no longer growing in the right manner. 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 work of the cold air is to numb the area for the laser pulse.