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Women Health » Facts about Laser Hair Removal

Many women and even men struggle each month with unsightly unwanted hair. Most of them resolve to more traditional methods of hair removal which include waxing, plucking or shaving. However, these methods are only the temporary solution to the hair removal as the hair removed by the above method always grows back. However, every people dream of getting rid of the unwanted hair of their body once and for all.

Laser hair removal treatments can offer a permanent, effective solution for those bothered by dark, coarse hair growth. This treatment is gradually making its way among the common masses. However, many people are unaware of the hidden dangers associated with the laser hair removal treatments. Consumer should be aware of the unacceptable and unethical practices that are frequently used in the beauty industry including unsafe machines, lack of hygiene, untrained and inexperienced staff and ‘stop watch’ timed treatments. Below are few of the facts that you should know and remember before you opt for the laser hair removal treatments.

• Lasers and pulse light work best for people with light skin and dark hair. There are devices to work on light hair and dark-skinned people, but the result is not that effective. Use of the normal laser for the dark skin can cause discoloration.

• The highest risks associated with laser hair removal are the laser marks or the skin burns. However, the chances for these risks run low and rare if the procedure is performed properly.

• The body areas that can be treated with laser hair removal include legs, back, shoulders, arms, underarms and even chest. For upper lips and chin, lasers work but only on the dark hair. Laser beams can be used to treat large areas of the skin.

• It takes 4-6 sessions to remove the hair by laser hair removal treatment. These sessions are spaced 4 weeks apart and result in 70-80 percent reduction in the hair growth.

• However it should be noted that the result for laser hair removal treatment is not 100% guaranteed. It works better on some people than the others.

• Laser hair removal treatment normally does not hurt and it is safe for any area of the body except for those adjacent to the eyes. Lasers have been approved by the FDA for permanent hair reduction.

• One should always do their homework properly before they go for the treatment. It is advised to perform the treatment only by a dermatologist or an experienced, specialist laser therapist.

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