Laser Hair Removal - How it Works


The laser hair removal process.
It used to be that the only way to get rid of unwanted body hair for good was by the process of electrolysis. The problem with electrolysis though is that it takes a long time to treat a large area to get the desired results and it winds up costing a lot of money because of that.

But with the advent of laser hair removal, the industry changed completely. Laser hair removal can treat larger areas in one session and it winds up costing a lot less than electrolysis. Not only that, it doesn't take nearly as long to get the desired results. It's a permanent hair removal system that works!

Laser hair removal works by using a pulsating, intense beam of light to get rid of any unwanted hair. Even though the process is referred to as laser hair removal, it doesn't actually use lasers. It is just a beam of light that travels down the hair into the follicle. What this does is creates heat in the follicle which slows down any further growth. The beam of light is attracted to the pigment in the hair, which acts as a conductor. Because of this, laser hair removal works best on people with light skin and dark hair. However, technological advancements in the field have created lasers that are starting to work on all skin types and hair pigments. A single treatment alone will usually not eliminate hair growth. It will slow it down and prevent re-growth for months, even years. To permanently prevent hair growth, multiple treatments are required.

In general, because the laser targets hair with darker pigments, people with darker skin tones or a tan will be harder to treat. While lasers are coming out now that work on darker skin tones, they're still not as common as lasers that work on lighter skin tones. This will change, but it's gonna take some time. It is recommended that people stay out of the sun for around 4 weeks prior to treatment, to ensure skin tone isn't too dark. And after laser hair removal treatment it is recommended you don't do any kind of physical activity that will make you sweat a lot, because this will irritate the skin. It is also recommended that you stay out of the sun for several weeks, again so the skin is not irritated.