Facts About Laser Hair Removal Every Woman Should Know

Posted on: 30 January 2015

If you are like many women, you pluck, wax, tweeze  or shave away unwanted face or body hair on a regular basis. Unfortunately, you may do so hidden behind a locked bathroom door; so that nobody will ever learn your secret. However, laser hair removal is an option that can help you become hair free for months or weeks at a time, while some women have experienced permanent hair loss after several treatments.

Is It Laser Hair Removal Or Reduction?

It is crucial to remember that although long-term hair removal is often possible after completing a series of laser treatments, the Food And Drug Administration has very strict guidelines as to what practitioners can promise. For example, many people assume that after the treatments have finished, the hair will never come back and that all of the targeted hair will be eliminated.

Unfortunately, that is not always true. Most people who complete treatments see a noticeable improvement in the amount, length or texture of hair that will be removed, but there is no guarantee of complete hair removal. In addition, it may be necessary to return occasionally in the future to maintain the results. 

Can Laser Hair Removal Remove Different Types Of Hair?

In today's society, there is often a lot of pressure to look perfect at all times while simultaneously taking care of your home, family and career. The good news is that by taking the time to receive a series of laser treatments, you will never have to be self-conscious about your body hair, regardless of where it is, resulting in a lot of extra time in the future. You will need to receive several treatments over a few weeks, in order to get the results you want.  

Facial, arm, leg and other body parts can all benefit from the use of laser treatments. Although originally it was only helpful for removing dark hair from light skin, recent advances have allowed individuals with darker and colored skin to also benefit from laser hair removal and reduction. When planning for your procedure, be sure to avoid the sun and all hair removal techniques besides shaving for several weeks before your first procedure.

Are The Lasers A One-Size-Fits-All Endeavor?

Depending on where the hair is located, its thickness and your skin tone, the technician will choose a specific type of laser. If you are choosing to remove hair from more than one body part during the same appointment, you may notice different types of lasers in use.

The different types of lasers include:

  • Diode

  • Neodymium YAG

  • Alexandrite

  • Pulsed light sources           

In conclusion, the desire for reduced or eliminated body hair is a common one. By planning ahead, you can throw away your home treatments and never worry about swimsuit season again, so schedule a consultation with your doctor right away.