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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a process that has been constantly developed over the last two decades, and has been commercially used since 2007. In short, a skilled hair removal technician will direct the laser light source across your skin, which will cause localized damage to your hair follicles, killing them as it goes. The skin around the hair follicles is not damaged, and it is the heat from the laser absorbed into the hair’s pigment that destroys it.

If you opt for Laser hair removal then you may find that the skin of the area being treated feels a little warm once the process has started. However, damage to the skin is prevented by using a cooling device that makes sure the upper layers of your skin stay cool. Laser hair removal is, in fact, favored due to the fact that it produces the most impressive hair removal results with the minimum amount of discomfort.

Due to the fact that the hair follicles get damaged during the laser process, these hair removal results can be permanent when done by a qualified laser technician. This makes it a lot more efficient than previous hair removal techniques such as waxing, shaving, depilatory creams and others – most of which produce extremely temporary results and have to be repeated every few days.

During Laser hair removal, the light sent from the laser finds the hair follicles due to the melanin inside of them – this is the substance that gives hair and its follicle a dark color. For this reason, Laser hair removal works best when done on people with dark hair and light skin, so that the laser can find the hair follicles more easily.

Developments in the Laser hair removal technology mean that it is now also possible to treat those who have dark skin and dark hair. If you make sure to use a qualified laser technician, they will employ lasers that can differentiate between darkness in the skin and darkness in the hair follicle. This uses a special kind of laser to work, which is why it’s important to look for an experienced professional in order to provide this addition protection against damage to the skin.

It is harder to treat light blond or red hair. New technology is being developed that allows technicians to treat more and more skin types all of the time. However, at the moment the hair is going to require at least some melanin in order for the Laser hair removal to work effectively.

Laser hair removal has really only been developed in recent years, and it is quickly making more and more improvements. The great thing about using this method is that the results will be permanent, like in the case of electrolysis. However, unlike electrolysis this is much easier to apply to large areas of hair rather than simply tackling one hair at a time.

Laser hair removal is by far the fastest and least painful permanent hair removal option available today. This is why it is extremely popular, and even less expensive than electrolysis treatments. Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes for small areas, where electrolysis would take hours!