Laser Hair Removal: How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair

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Unsightly body hair can disgust the most appealing figure. Where  waxing can be painful, Laser hair removal treatment comes as a quick and painless way for hair removal, with little side effects and no scars. Laser hair removal method works on the principle of destroying the melamine of the body that is responsible for pigmentation.

Removing hair was uncomfortable, inconvenient, expensive and time-consuming. With the exception of electrolysis, which can be expensive and painful, most other methods are temporary. But that has all changed. Today, with the remarkable advances in laser technology, unwanted hair is being removed safely and affordably.

Laser Hair Removal to get rid of unwanted hair

Laser Hair Removal has been extensively researched, tested and proven highly effective in permanently reducing unwanted hair. It works on just about any treatment area of the body where smooth skin is desired -underarms, face, neck, legs, shoulders, back hair, bikini line, you name it. While we ourselves advocate the use of Revitol Creams for getting rid of your unwanted hair, you might prefer a more permanent solution – which is why Laser Hair Removal might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Before going in for laser hair removal, it is essential to know how it works. Hair grows in three cycles. First, the active or growth cycle (Anagen); next, the dormant cycle (Catagen) and, finally, the fall-out or shedding cycle (Telogen). Laser Hair Removal is most effective during the growth cycle (Anagen). Hair growth cycles differ on different parts of the body. Your skin and hair color, coarseness of hair as well as age, metabolism and other individual factors influence hair growth rate. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts the light to heat. The heat, damages the follicle and destroys its ability to re-grow. It is important to treat each follicle during the growth cycle for maximum hair reduction.

The laser pulses for just a fraction of a second, heating the hair follicle and impairing its ability to regrow. Significantly less hair grows back with each treatment finally resulting in your goal of permanent hair reduction. The number of treatments required varies from individual to individual.

Hair removal lasers have been in use since 1997 and has been approved for “permanent hair reduction” in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration. But there are several laser calibration that affect the results. Several wavelengths of laser energy can be used for hair removal, from visible light to infrared radiation. It may sound complex, but it really is a simple painless procedure. Of course using creams like Revitol Hair Removal Cream is an option, but lasers are just more precise and the effect lasts longer, keeping your skin smoother for longer.

Pulse width is an important consideration. Longer pulse widths may be safer for darker skin, but shorter pulse widths are more effective in disabling hair follicles. Repetition rate is believed to have a cumulative effect, based on the concept of thermal relaxation time. Shooting two or three pulses at the same target with a specific delay between pulses can cause a slight improvement in the heating of an area. This may increase the “kill rate” for each treatment.
Spot size, or the width of the laser beam, affects treatment. Theoretically, the width of the ideal beam is about four times as wide as the target is deep. Hair removal lasers have a spot size about the size of a fingertip (8-18mm). Larger spot sizes help laser light penetrate deeper and make treatments faster and more effective.

Fluence, or energy level is another important consideration. It’s important to get treated at high enough settings to heat up the follicles enough to disable them from producing hair.
Some side effects may occur after laser hair removal treatments, including itching, redness and swelling around the treatment area. These side effects should not last more than three days. Some level of pain should also be expected during treatments.

Unwanted side effects such as hypo- or hyper-pigmentation or, in extreme cases, burning of the skin call for an adjustment in laser settings. Risks include the chance of burning the skin or discoloration of the skin, hypopigmentation (white spots), flare of acne, swelling around the follicle, scab forming and infection. Some patients may show side effects from an allergy from either the hair removal gel used with certain laser types or to a numbing cream.

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