There are a number of ways of getting rid of unwanted hair like waxing, shaving, threading, etc., but all of them have certain side effects. Some of them are painful, while others display effects to the contrary, such as a faster, thicker, and coarser growth of hair. Laser hair removal at home promises to get rid of the unwanted hair permanently.
Home is the place where we feel comfortable doing anything and everything that he or she wants to. Therefore, carrying out this procedure at home has become very popular. These kits can seem to be expensive at the onset. However, they are said to be better in comparison with the other hair removal techniques and hence, are affordable as well. The cost is lower than undergoing the same treatment at skin clinics.
Laser hair removal is one of the methods that promises permanent hair removal. It actually helps in thinning of the hair and retards the hair growth, due to which there is no visible hair growth. In case there is hair growth, it's much thinner than its natural width.
The equipment uses a portable laser beam, which works its way to the unwanted hair follicle. The laser energy that is transmitted to the hair follicle, prevents the hair from growing. The advantage of a kit is that you can use precision to target even the tiniest of hair parts.
The success depends on the pulse you use for the laser light, and also on the skin and hair color. The trick to achieve success by reducing your skin tan; not only is the success rate higher, but is also much safer. You will have to undergo 6 - 9 treatment sessions to get rid of the hair completely, but there should be a gap of 2 - 4 weeks between two sessions. Once done though, can prevent hair from growing at least for a year.
The average cost is around $400; remember this is average cost per treatment and not per session. Well, it sure is costly and can seem out of reach for many, but it is important to look at the benefit of having lifelong hair-free skin.
A number of people question whether it is safe. It is safe and does not cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, because the laser light that is used, travels only till the dermis layer of the skin. The laser light heats the melanin present in the hair shaft, though it is advisable to use sunglasses while you use the machine, as there can be a possibility of the laser light harming the eyes.
Too much exposure to the laser light can cause white patches on the skin. These patches can take a fairly large amount of time to fade away. It has been observed that people with dark skin have blotches due to over exposure to laser light. The intensity of the laser light if not adjusted can cause burning and unwanted scars, especially seen in darker skinned people and people who have themselves tanned.
Usually people with sensitive or dark skin or thick hair can sometimes feel the pain while using the machine. People who have just undergone treatment for acne should not undergo the treatments. Similarly people who have sensitive skin, which is responsive to concentrated light should stay away from this treatment.
Normally, a machine is able to treat hair all over the body with the laser pulses it emits. With usage, the laser pulses in the machine get over, and then the machine becomes redundant, after which you will have to buy a new laser hair remover. Nonetheless these machines have become a boon to the new age woman.
Disclaimer: This BeautiSecrets article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.