Are you embarrassed due to hair growth in your face or on your body or are you tired of shaving, plucking and waxing every day? Do you want to remove hair permanently? Many Americans spend thousands of dollars each year to look their best. They take care of their bodies by going to the gym, they regularly go out shopping for the latest fashion items and they visit the plastic surgeon to have their wrinkles removed. However, one of the biggest concerns, both for men and woman, is unwanted hair on their body and face. There are several different treatments available out there. Some of them are temporary, such as waxing and shaving, while others can remove hair permanently or at least close to permanent. Those are the one�s we will be focusing on here.
There are thousands of different types of hair removal products and treatments available and new ones are developed and promoted all the time. Many of them promise to remove hair permanently but mostly that is just false advertising. The most common type of hair removal is ordinary shaving, plucking and waxing, but also home electrolysis . Electrolysis is a way to remove hair one at the time. However, if you are suffering of more extensive hair growth or just don�t want to shave, pluck and wax everyday, there are more advanced and effective treatments available to remove unwanted hair. Laser Hair Removal Laser treatments have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in The United States as a �permanent hair reduction� and is commonly recognized as one of the best and most effective hair removal treatments within the dermatology community. A laser beam is directed towards the hair follicles and the high intensity light is emitting heat energy. The laser is targeting the root of the hair and the hair follicle without damaging surrounding tissue by burning it. How effective the laser hair removel treatment is depends on the level of concentration of melanin in the hair. Laser treatments are most effective on light skin and dark hair but today good results can also be achieved on different hair and skin colours. When the laser beam wanders along the hair, there must be hair in the hole. Hence, it is not to pick your hair before treatment. Since the laser is targeting melanin, a special treatment might be necessary for darker or tanned skin. There are several different types of laser hair removal treatments available and some remove hair better than others due to what type of skin you got and the colour of your hair. Alexandrite laser is the fastest laser treatment and it is most effective on pale skin. This laser is the most popular one since it covers a lot of skin, in other words, a large part of your body. Diode laser is not very effective on darker skin but it is fast and covers large areas of skin during treatment. The laser hair removal system known as Long Pulse Nd: YAG laser can be used on all skin types. It is fast and can be used on large areas of the body. However, many patients experience more discomfort with this system. Worth saying is that hair removal treatment such as the one�s described above will remove hair permanently for a while but it might come back.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is not really a laser but has the same effect as laser on the hair follicles. If you are considering an IPL treatment, a good laser operator is necessary to achieve the best result since it is a more difficult one to operate.