Do your attempts to remove unwanted hair continually leave you with bumps, nicks, and burns? Does the aggravation of repeated shaving, tweezing, or waxing drive you crazy? If so, this may be an option worth considering.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
A medical procedure using a laser to remove unwanted hair. It has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, in most major cities like Las Vegas Nevada.
How does it work?
Uses beams of highly concentrated light to selectively penetrate into the hair follicles. The light is then absorbed by pigment in the hair follicles, destroying the hair within the follicle which inhibits future hair growth.Have a look at Las Vegas Best Laser Hair Removal for more info on this.
Although the treatment effectively slows hair growth, it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. It typically takes several treatments to provide relief from unwanted hair. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed as well. Various types of lasers have been developed and are used. The most common of which are alexandrite, diode, neodymium YAG and intense pulsed light sources.
Is It Safe?
Used primarily to remove unwanted hair from the face, legs, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line. Lasers can selectively target hairs with great precision while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Each pulse of the laser takes only a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. Although it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, laser hair removal isn’t recommended for the eyelid or surrounding area, due to the possibility of severe eye injury.
Preparation for Treatment
As with any medical procedure, this treatment should be performed by qualified personnel, such as a physician or physician’s assistant. Be wary of spas, salons or other facilities that allow non-medical personnel to perform this treatment.
Hair color and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal. For example, this is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair because the laser beam targets the pigment (melanin) in the hair. However, advances in technology have made laser hair removal safe and effective for patients with darker skin and individuals of color.