Most of our body is covered with hair but not all of it is desirable. Sometimes, hair can grow thick and fast, and it can be embarrassing or unsightly.
This is why many people look for different ways of removing their unwanted hair from specific parts of their body. This includes the leg, back, chest and armpits. There are some temporary ways, like waxing or shaving, as a way of removing hair from our body. However, these are required to be used on a regular basis for full effectiveness. Some people have to shave every single day in order for hair to stop showing.
Laser hair removal is one way some people decide to get rid of their excess and unwanted hair.
The treatment time for laser hair removal depends on several things, like the area being treated and also the extent of the treatment.
Laser hair removal itself involves beaming a laser beam through the several layers of the skin, which then gets attracted to the hair and skin pigment. The laser beam focuses on the hair follicle and burns it, to stop it from growing back for a long amount of time. Some people say laser hair removal is permanent, to some it may seem permanent but most people like to say that it is semi permanent, needing top up sessions every now and again.
The best bit about this treatment is that it requires no anaesthesia and is almost painless. Some compare it to a rubber band snapping against the skin and you can return to work instantly afterwards.
Photothermolysis (SPTL) is the main principle behind this treatment technique which uses a specific wavelength of light, matched with a pulse.
Effectiveness of this treatment can be achieved for people with lighter skin and darker hair. However, innovations in the laser treatment technology mean that it is possible to target black follicles for people even with tanned skin. However, it is important to talk to your clinic beforehand to see the likelihood of the effectiveness of your results.
Laser hair removal treatment is the latest procedure of removing unwanted hairs from the body and is popular with both men and women alike. You need to be above the age of 18 to have any laser hair removal treatments as skin is expected to be in the right stages of growth after the age of 18.