Are you tired of shaving your legs or does waxing hurt too much? If you want to try a new body hair removal method, you may want to go for a laser treatment. Laser treatment involves beaming highly concentrated light into the hair follicles, such that the pigments in the follicles absorb the light and destroy the hair. Some hair fall down instantly, and some take about 10-15 days- this is because some hair follicles have more than one hair, and when the hair follicle is destroyed by the light beam, the hair leaving the epidermis falls of instantly, while the hair under the epidermis takes some time. As long as the hair is dark, it responds well to the laser hair treatment.
Seems absolutely fine, doesn’t it? But since you are dealing with high intensity light beams, you need to make sure whether this procedure is absolutely safe for your skin. Doctors all around the world have agreed t he fact that laser treatments are absolutely safe- since the light energy coming from these lasers are non-ionizing radiations, and are not cancer causing. These don’t damage the DNA or cause mutations, because the light doesn’t penetrate beyond the hair follicles. Some people may experience redness or a slight irritation, but this can be treated by immediately icing the area.
The best part about these treatments is that most patients have a permanent hair loss after about 4-5 sessions at maximum. But there are a few things to keep in mind before you decide to go for a laser treatment- make sure you should go to an authorized doctor or clinic. You are supposed to stop waxing, shaving or plucking about six weeks prior to your treatment. Also it is advisable to go through a patch test, before you go for the actual treatment.
The only disadvantage is that this procedure may be a little costlier than the other alternatives- may cost you 300 bucks!
So other than the fact that this is expensive, laser hair removal treatments are absolutely safe for your skin, and if you have enough money and zero patience for razors and hot wax, you may want to consider this option for once.