Laser hair removal is a method of hair removing by means of intense pulses of laser light, which literally destroy the follicle on contact. It was first done experimentally for more than twenty years before being commercially available in 1996 and 1995. This was followed up with much greater success rates and has become a popular choice for people looking for a permanent solution to unwanted hair growth. Many people compare laser hair removal to electrolysis, but the main differences are that an electric current is not used, and the skin is not punctured.
During laser removal the area to be treated must be well-lit and free of skin oils and debris as this can cause problems with the treatment. A special machine is used to target the dark pigments in hair follicles, which causes them to open up and damage the pigment. Once enough damage has occurred, the follicle shuts down completely, preventing new hair growth from taking place. The only other way to achieve the same results is by applying a course of topical cream containing vitamins A and E to the affected skin where the laser treatment has taken place. While these creams will not prevent the problem returning, they will reduce it until it does.
Laser hair removal offers many advantages over other methods of removing unwanted hair. For one, it is painless and doesn’t cause any skin irritation, burning or swelling. You can undergo laser hair removal procedures on parts of your body which may be a concern if you already have sensitive skin. Waxing is also painful and messy, especially if done by a professional who uses a sharp needle. Another advantage of laser hair removal over waxing or shaving is the fact that the treatment can be carried out on an hour-to-one-hour basis. This makes laser treatments a practical and flexible solution for busy people.