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If you are considering having a laser hair removal procedure done, the first thing you should know is that it isn’t as extreme an idea as you might think. In fact, people just like you go to clinics to have unwanted hair removed with lasers all the time. Even so, it’s not a procedure that everyone chooses. Before you decide whether to choose it or not, there are some things you need to know.
About the Lasers Themselves
To begin with, you should know a couple things about the lasers themselves. For instance:
- Not all lasers work on every type or color of skin.
- Although laser treatments are tried and true methods for removing hair, different lasers can be more or less effective than each other.
- There are several types of laser procedures, including ablative and non-ablative options.
- Laser hair removal procedures should be repeated, if you want the best results. That means an ongoing expense to factor into your budget.
How the Procedure Works
Even though all lasers are different, the general procedure is the same for each one of them. First, you will need to identify the area of your body with the unwanted hair. The technician will focus the laser device on that area. The laser pulses use both specific types of light and a certain amount of heat to zap the hair away.
How is it Different from Shaving or Waxing?
When you shave, you remove hair from the surface of your skin. That leaves the roots free to continue to grow the hair out. That’s why the effects of shaving don’t last very long. Waxing may remove or damage some hair roots, but it doesn’t have the consistency of laser treatment. When you have a laser treatment done, you can rest assured that the laser will penetrate right down to the follicles. So, hair won’t be growing back as quickly as it would after you shave or wax.
What to Expect During the Procedure
If you choose to have laser hair removal done, you should also know what to expect during the procedure. As far as time spent goes, it can vary depending on the size of the area on your body that you want to have treated. However, you shouldn’t expect it to take more of your time than an hour or so, and it might take considerably less time.
You might also be wondering what you will feel during the procedure. Well, it may not be an entirely comfortable sensation, but it shouldn’t be an extremely painful one either. Imagine if you were to snap a rubber band against your wrist. That’s about what the sensation on your skin will be like.
So, now that you know what to expect from laser hair removal, you should be able to decide whether or not it would work best for you. But, if you are still undecided, talk to an expert or do a little more research to make sure that you are comfortable with the idea. If you are, you can look forward to less embarrassing hair and smoother, healthier looking skin.