Get rid of excessive body hair with laser treatment

Posted on 05 Feb, 2011

You can get rid of excess body hair with the help of lasers. The laser used here is commonly referred to as a pulsing laser. Make sure you get this done by a qualified medical laser specialist. Lasers enable you to regain your self-esteem and confidence by helping you reduce excessive hair which has sprung up in all the wrong places.

How does laser hair removal work?

A beam of the high-intensity laser is emitted by an optical laser device. The melanin in the hair cells is disabled by heat and the hair follicle becomes inactive. The ability to grow new hair is lost. The surrounding skin cells are not affected at all as the laser has the capacity to target specific hair follicles. This works in a semi-natural process. Melanin naturally has the capacity to absorb light and hence it absorbs the laser. This method can be used to eliminate entire hair shafts also. However, you must remember that laser hair removal works best for dark hair.

The number of sessions required

Each session is usually spaced anywhere between gaps of 4 to 8 weeks. There will be a total of 7 to 9 sessions depending on the body part and the thickness of the hair. The hair must be targeted by this laser while it is in its growth phase as the melanin is active at that time. Beyond the growth phase, the laser may not have any implications whatsoever on the hair follicles. A considerable reduction in the hair growth can be noticed by the first 6 sessions. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and use sunscreen for 2 weeks before undergoing treatment.