Nowadays, laser removal treatment has become a popular alternative to waxing, shaving and hair removal creams. This treatment helps to remove hair permanently and it is also a relatively painless procedure. The cost of laser treatment has been reduced as the technology continues to improve.
If you are planning to undergo a laser hair removal treatment, then you need to do some research. Although the treatment does not take much time, the duration of treatment could vary depending on the amount of hair you want to remove. The treatment could take anywhere from a couple of minutes to hours.
How does it work?
It works by using a low energy laser which disables the hair follicles. In this procedure, the laser is absorbed by darker materials, which is hair on the skin. This disables the hair follicles and finally, it results in permanent hair removal or reduction in hair growth. These days the procedure also works effectively for darker-skinned individuals.
There are multiple sessions in this treatment, as the hair grows in a cycle. It means that some of the hair is not in the growth phase and it needs to be removed during the next session.
Generally, a hair removal treatment is painless but you may experience some kind of discomfort. This discomfort is similar to sunburn and you can treat it by using moisturisers and cool compresses. Thus, you need to protect your skin from sunlight by using sunblock for about six weeks afterwards.