Laser hair removal, the info you’ve been looking for!
Laser hair removal is slightly different to normal hair removal such as shaving and waxing in that its core purpose is to attempt to kill the actual hair follicle that makes the hair itself.
This is effective long term and is for the most part, pain free. This means that while you are getting laser hair removal treatment, there isn’t as much pain as other methods which use more mechanical means to remove unwanted hair.
How does pain free laser hair removal work?
Pain free laser hair removal works by using a lower power laser that fires into your skin at a lower rate per second. This method works because it slowly increases the temperature of the hair follicle until it is basically cooked and destroyed.
This differs from more conventional methods where a high power laser is burst in fast rates per second that shock follicles to kill them.
How long does laser hair removal last?
Laser hair removal lasts a few months to a year, depending on your specific genetic make up. Unfortunately, laser hair removal isn’t as permanent as some people say it is. If you are looking for a permanent method of hair removal, laser is as close as you will get, but you need to make sure that you have follow up sessions to guarantee that the hair follicles stay unproductive.
Something that also needs to be taken into account is to make sure that you get laser sessions for each stage of hair production. Because not all of your hairs are in the same stage of development, you will need to kill the follicles in stages to get proper, stable and predictable results.
In between sessions to maintain an odd hair here or there, you can shave or wax as you like, but it is important to make sure that you are getting laser hair treatments where ever possible as wax and shaving are not permanent. Wax removes the hair from the follicle and shaving cuts the hair at skin level. Both leave the follicle in tact and will ultimately allow the hair to grow back, sometimes worse than before you started shaving.
As far as where you can use laser hair removal, the most effective places are the underarms, groin and anywhere where soft tissue is plentiful. It is important to manage your expectations as to how much hair is going to be removed on a per-session basis.