Eliminate unwanted hair using laser therapy

Posted on 15 Feb, 2011

Excessive body hair is a concern for a lot of people. It can cause self-esteem problems and can damage your confidence greatly. Excessive hair growth in women is called Hirsutism. It does not have any implications on a person’s health. However, it is a cosmetic concern. Body hair can ruin a woman’s appearance. Conventional methods such as waxing or shaving can be painful. If you are looking for a long term solution then you should look at laser treatment.

What is offered by this method?

Laser hair removal helps you to get rid of unwanted hair permanently. For the best results, your hair needs to be subjected to lasers when they are in their growth phase. This phase is referred to as the ‘anagen’ phase. The laser targets the hair pigment called melanin which is responsible for hair growth. The root of the hair is ‘disabled’ and it loses the capacity to produce new hair.

In some cases, you may not get permanent results. The laser is kept under safe levels of intensity and the effects are subjective. Different people have different skin tones and hair types and the response to the same laser is not always the same.

The treatment schedule is usually between seven to eight weeks, depending on the density of the hair and the body part it is growing on. By the sixth week, a significant amount of hair reduction will be achieved. In some cases, maintenance sessions may be needed to halt the process of hair re-growth.