You long for thick, beautiful hair on your head. However it is not quite so pleasing if that hair is making an unwanted appearance on your chin or upper lip. In fact there are millions of individuals who are constantly shaving, plucking or waxing body areas where unsightly hair is proving to be a nuisance. Instead of battling with that hairy upper lip or being frustrated with thick hairs growing in your armpit laser hair removal could provide you with a permanent solution for the problem.
The presence of body hair is generally dependent upon age, sex, genetics and hormones. Hair growth on the face, chest, legs, arms and back has long been associated with masculinity and virility. Males are less likely to be upset when confronted with visible body hair. Even though males are more accepting of body hair the ideal masculine image is undergoing a modern transformation. Today there are many men who are voluntarily choosing to remove excessive hair from their bodies.
The female physique is associated with features such as soft curves and smooth skin. Hairy legs and hairy underarms are not part of the equation. Women will take extreme steps to eliminate hair from their bodies. In addition to shaving, plucking and waxing a woman might use depilatory agents or bleaching formulas to deal with the situation. All of these methods only offer temporary relief and the hair will grow back in a matter of days or weeks.
Individuals with dark hair have the highest success rate when laser hair removal is being performed. Laser therapy may not be a viable option for people with grey, white or blonde hair. This discrepancy is due to the fact that dark hair contains higher levels of melanin. Darker hair is more susceptible to effects of the laser.
Laser hair removal is a process which generates a beam of light energy. This energy is attracted to the hair’s melanin (pigment). The beam of energy is absorbed into the hair shaft. Then it travels through the shaft and reaches the hair follicle. This creates a disturbance within the follicle and destroys the active growth mechanism.
It will require several laser therapy sessions to eliminate all of the hair from a specific body area. In the initial treatment the technician will target hair follicles that are in an active phase of the growth cycle. Some hair follicles may be dormant and these will need to be targeted in one of the future hair removal sessions.
Most people do not have any side effects after a laser hair removal session. In certain situations laser treatment might result in a mild skin inflammation. Patients often describe this condition as being similar to a slight sunburn. The redness is only temporary and will soon resolve without intervention.