The process is to permanently remove hair from any part of your body that you wish by the use of a light at a designated wavelength, which is projected into the skin by means of a laser hand held instrument.
What the laser accomplishes, after it’s reached into the interior of the skin, is to focus on the hair’s pigment. The laser destroys the follicle of the hair but doesn’t damage the rest of the hair tissue around it.
While laser hair removal can be very effective and has been so for many, it’s new, and, when compared with older hair removal treatments, relatively simple. What this means is that we really don’t know yet just how safe or dangerous it may be and the possibility of side effects. Another issue with the newness of this laser hair removal process is that nobody has used it for long enough to have continuity of data that would indicate the speed of response to the laser hair removal treatment and the speed at which the hair grows back after each laser hair removal treatment.
Two of the most crucial elements to consider in qualifying potential laser hair removal candidates are skin color and hair color.
1. Skin Colour. As a result of lighter pigmentation, the laser hair removal results occur more quickly. They just have to be content with the knowledge it will take longer to see results and a greater number of treatments are probably going to be required.
2. Hair Colour. The reason for the difference is the pigment pheomelanin, which can be found only in red or blonde hair. It is very hard for a laser to penetrate pheomelanin. On the other hand, the laser goes easily through eumelanin, the pigment found in black and brown hair.
Treatment costs can add up to more than $1,000 as multiple treatment sessions may be required to obtain optimal outcomes. This is largely due to how laser hair removal is most effective for hair that’s in the anagen phase (the growth phase). Thus, more sessions are necessary to target hairs while they are in anagen.
How much and how long a person respond to complete hair removal by laser hair removal differ from case to case. So, no hair removal practices can guarantee 100% permanent results by a particular period.