Women have been plagued by unwanted body hair for as long as anyone can remember. Traditional means of hair removal, which includes shaving, waxing, tweezing, and depilatory creams, are all temporary and need to be done again and again. Wouldn’t it be nice to save yourself the hassle and the pain of going through these procedures, not to mention the embarrassment whenever you forget to do them, and just have your hair growth reduced in a zap? Lucky for you, modern technology found a way to make this possible.
The Load on Laser
Laser hair removal treatment is a new way to reduce hair growth by up to 80%. What happens during the process is light will be pulsed on the area of the skin where hair growth is present and the laser light will target areas that are full of melanin. A person’s hair is usually darker than his or her skin so it’s only natural that the hair strands would contain more melanin, attracting the laser light.
Not just for women
Women are usually more bothered by their excess body hair than men, except maybe in countries where a woman’s body hair is socially acceptable. Laser hair removal, however, is not only for women. More men are getting the treatment as well. The most common sites for laser hair removal are the under arms, upper lip, chin, legs, and bikini area for women. While men often have their back, chest, neck, and the area between their eyebrows, lasered.
Five sessions are typically needed before visible results appear. This depends, however, on the thickness and amount of hair present in the area. Naturally, thicker, coarser, and more copious hair, will take longer to eliminate than those areas with less and thinner hair. Pricing for laser hair removal treatment usually varies per area. The time it takes to complete each session is usually under an hour.
A word of caution
You might be excited to get your unwanted hair zapped off, but it’s important to look for a reliable and trusted laser hair removal clinic. Be wary of spas and clinics offering laser hair treatment for a really cheap price because as the old saying goes, you’ll get what you pay for.