Laser hair removal is a procedure of removing unwanted hair with the help of a concentrated beam of light on different body parts like. The parts include the chin, armpits, upper lips, legs, and bikini lines. Whether it removes hair permanently or not depends on a variety of conditions. But even if semi-permanent for some, it is still better than trimming and shaving event day, or multi times per week. As with any treatment, there are benefits and some side effects to consider. 

What is Laser Hair Removal? 

Laser hair removal is a medical process of removing unwanted hair with the help of a concentrated beam of light (laser). This beam of light produces heat which is absorbed by the skin pigments to target and damage the small oval-shaped parts called hair follicles. These follicles are responsible for hair growth and when they are damaged by the laser this stops or reduces hair growth.

This treatment can be applied to most areas of the body except eyelids and nearby areas.  The parts that it can be applied to include:

  • Face 
    • Upper lip
    • chin
    • neck
  • Legs and feet
  • Bikini line
  • Back
  • Armpits

NOTE:  This treatment cannot be applied to skin areas with tattoos!

What is the Process?

During the process, the healthcare provider first cleans the area and then gives you safety glasses and the provider also wears those glasses. Once determined whether the hair is categorized as light or dark,  the specialist chooses the appropriate pulsating light wavelength.

A gel will be applied to the area being targeted to protect the skin and surrounding area. Typically a session can last 30-45 minutes. The upper lip armpits take less time than the back, and the legs take time due to the large area targeted. 

Prep Before The Session

Before having the treatment of laser hair removal, it is recommended to consult with your doctor. To check if you have any kind of skin allergy or other medical issues that are unsuitable for this process. On the other hand, if you are good to go for this process, then there are some preparations needed for this process. Your doctor or consultant might tell you to do these steps before having the laser hair removal session.

This includes:

  • Stay out of the sun: We should stay away from the sun before the treatment and after the treatment.
  • Avoid any other hair removal products or processes: you should not use any type of other hair removal products or processes. beforehand
  • Shave or trim your hair: trim your hair before going for the treatment.
  • The Benefits

This process has many benefits such as:

  • With each visit, the number of treatment requirements is reduced.
  • Minimal pain during treatment.
  • Most précised way of removing hair.
  • Permanent hair loss.

The Side Effects

As we know, this process has many benefits and advantages, but it also has some drawbacks which include:

  • Temporary skin discoloration
  • Temporary redness
  • Temporary swelling
  • Excessive hair growth in treatment in some rare cases.

What is the Cost?

Sessions can vary greatly from one provider to another. Generally large areas, such s the back, will cost more than smaller areas, such as the upper lip.

Where to Get a Laser Removal Session?

There are specific laser hair removal specialty spas, and many of those spas offer many other beauty treatments as well. You can visit Pure Laser Skincare in Albertson, NY,  located on Long Island in Nassau County. Take advantage of a 205 offer for three (3) sessions.

Conclusion Summary

After the process, you might note redness or swelling, but it will subside in one or two days. You can apply some ice to them to reduce the effects. Hairs are not removed immediately after the process, but they will begin to drop off in a day or two. Note that s single session is not a permanent solution, it may require several sessions to become permanent if you have dark hair. The procedure is less effective on light hair. Repeat sessions are recommended every 4-6 weeks, or until the hair finally ceases to regrow. 

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