Laser Hair Removal – Overview

Do you want to get rid of shaving, waxing, or plucking your body hair? Are you tired of seeing those razor bumps or breakouts similar to acne while removing those unwanted hair? If it is so, then you can think of laser hair removal. Doctors use lasers to effectively remove your face and body hair.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a kind of medical process that makes use of a strenuous beam of light to remove that unwanted hair. In this procedure, light is emitted by the laser that the pigment present in the hair absorbs. The light energy is then transformed into heat energy, which damages the tube-shaped sacs present within your skin. These tube-shaped sacs are responsible for producing hairs. This damage prohibits and interrupts hair growth.

Even though laser hair removal will delay hair growth for prolonged periods, it does not lead to permanent hair removal. Laser hair removal treatments are required for immediate hair removal, and further treatments are also required. Laser hair removal is the best treatment for people with light skin with dark-colored hair, but it is suitable for all kinds of skin.

Why is laser hair removal done?

Laser hair removal is done to reduce unwanted hair. Some common treatment locations are legs, upper lip, armpits, bikini line, and chin. But it is also possible to treat unwanted hair in all areas, except your eyelid or areas surrounding it. If you have tattoos on your skin, you should also avoid those areas for laser hair removal.

Your hair color and the type of skin have a great influence on the success rate of your laser hair removal procedure. The main principle is that your hair pigment must absorb light, not skin pigment. The laser light will damage the hair follicle and not the skin. This is why you will get the best outcomes with contrasting hair and skin color.

Even though the risk of skin damage is more with contrasting skin and hair color, with the advancement of laser technology, it has become a good option for people having dark skin. Laser hair removal is less efficient for those hair colors that do not absorb light. Therefore, laser hair removal treatment for light-colored hair is developing.

Some of the target areas for laser hair treatment are:

• Back
• Chest
• Shoulders
• Neck
• Legs
• Bikini area
• Chin
• Upper lip


In laser hair removal, hairs will not fall immediately, but you will start shedding them in a period of days to weeks. This might look like continuous hair growth, repeated treatments are required for hair growth, and hair loss occurs in a natural cycle, and laser treatment is best for those hair follicles in their growing stage.

Outcomes of laser hair removal vary a lot and are not easy to predict. Many people experience the removal of hair that lasts for several months and sometimes a few years. But laser hair removal does not give you the guarantee of permanent hair removal. When hair starts regrowing, it is fine and light in color. For hair reduction, you will require maintenance.

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