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Why Laser Hair Removal?

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Summary:
Laser hair removal is quickly becoming one of the most popular hair
removal techniques for both men and women. Learn more about why it might
be right for you.


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Article Body:
For nearly 10 years now, medical lasers have been used for such things as
tattoo removal, clearing up acne scars and other blemishes, and removing
dark spots on the skin. Now they are increasing being approved by the
FDA and
used for such things as wrinkle removal, tooth whitening, and hair
removal.

Is it really permanent? Many laser hair removal providers tout their
processes as ¡°painless¡± or ¡°permanent.¡± The FDA says there must be
enough evidence to support those claims and it is actually giving some
manufacturers
authorization to state ¡°permanent hair reduction¡± but not ¡°removal.¡±
Be careful if you select a provider who says their process is permanent
and painless. If you have the manufacturer and model number of the
laser, you can directly call or write the FDA to see if they have
approval for medical use.

Still, laser hair removal can be a great option for anyone wanting to
remove unwanted hair from anywhere on their bodies. It works for both
men and women, and is more effective if the hair is noticeably darker
than the skin.

How does it work? As laser light passes through the skin, it is
converted to heat and is absorbed by the pigment melanin in the hair
follicle, effectively disabling the follicle itself and thus preventing
further growth. Some clinical trials have been successful in preventing
hair re-growth for up to two years, making laser hair removal one of the
longest-lasting hair removal methods.

There are a number of advantages of laser hair removal over other forms
of hair removal such as waxing, sugaring, depilatory creams, tweezing,
etc. For one, the procedure is non-invasive, and does not require creams
or needles. Another benefit is that the light beams can move quickly, and
effectively treat larger areas in a small amount of time. And don't
forget the long-term results.
Although most insurance policies will not cover laser hair removal
procedures, it pays to shop for price as well as methodology. The
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported an average single
treatment cost around $388. Many areas require multiple treatments to
gain the maximum benefit, so the cost can add up. That should be weighed
against the cost of alternative methods of hair
removal which would have to be done more frequently.

If you suffer from unwanted hair, that hair is dark, and your skin is at
least a few shades lighter than your hair, you should look into this
long-lasting hair removal method.


				
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