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Laser Hair Removal - FAQ?

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Summary:
If you have been looking for permanent hair removal, laser hair removal
may sound very enticing. However, although you’ve probably seen this
technology heavily advertised, little is known about how it works. Here
are some things you should know.....


Keywords:
laser hair removal, lazer hair removal, permanent hair removal, laser
hair removal treatments


Article Body:
If you have been looking for permanent hair removal, laser hair removal
may sound very enticing. However, although you've probably seen this
technology heavily advertised, little is known about how it works. Here
are some things you should know before you decide whether or not laser
hair removal is right for you.

1. What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure in which hair is removed from the body
using a long pulse laser. Light at a specified wavelength is delivered
from a handpiece into the skin. The laser targets dark material, which is
usually the pigment in the hair. The laser then disables hairs that are
in their growth cycle at the time of treatment. Because other hairs will
enter their growth cycle at different times, several treatments are
necessary for optimal results.

2. What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Many patients have experienced long-lasting hair removal or permanent
hair reduction due to their treatments. Although laser hair removal can
be very effective, you should expect some re-growth. However, many
patients have indicated that hair regrowth is often lighter in color or
finer in texture.

3. Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for laser hair removal. It works best
on people with light skin and dark, coarse hair. However, if you do not
have this exact skin type, don't give up hope. Visit a couple of clinics
and see what they have to say. Technology is quickly advancing and many
lasers are now able to work with a variety of skin types. For example,
the Alexandrite long pulse and diode types of lasers work best on light-
colored skin, while ND:YAG long pulse lasers work better on darker skin.
It is best to consult a certified laser hair removal technician to see
what options are available to you.
4. Is laser hair removal permanent?

Many people think that laser hair removal is a permanent solution.
However, this simply isn't true. Some re-growth is natural and expected.
You shouldn't expect laser hair removal to remove every single hair from
an area. However, it can make significant reductions.

A set of at least 6-8 treatments is often necessary to achieve
significant hair removal. Many factors come into play here, including the
size of the area being treated, the texture of the hair, skin type, and
the frequency of treatments. After your treatments, you will probably
also want to do some touch-up treatments to maintain smooth skin.


5. Are the treatments painful?

You will often find claims that laser hair removal is painless but this
is not true. Laser hair removal is very tolerable, but not painless. Many
people compare it to being snapped with a rubber band. Everyone has
different pain tolerance, but generally laser hair removal is not much
more painful than waxing. It’s just different.

6. I s laser hair removal right for me?

In order to make the best decision for you, it is important to get
multiple opinions. Find a reputable clinic with a doctor that is
experienced. Laser hair removal treatments must be individualized for
each person. Because of this, you will need to find a clinic that is
professional and has a trained, caring staff that is dedicated to getting
you optimal results.

				
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