Do you Want to go Bare? Consider what Laser Hair Removal can do for You!
Ah! There is something so nice about going bare, or barely there. We're talking about hair, not clothing. Although, during the warm summer months, that's also quite a nice prospect! Let's face it, hair can really get in the way of comfort and confidence if there is too much, or if there is any in the wrong area. This is why we spend so much time and effort to get rid of unwanted hair. If you have grown tired of the need to constantly groom parts of your body where you'd prefer to go bare, consider how laser hair removal can help.
Laser hair removal has been a common treatment for long enough now that a few misconceptions have become widely circulated. Laser hair removal hurts. Many treatment sessions are needed, and it may not work. Here, we are going to break down some of the important aspects of laser hair removal.
Knowing the Limits
Here's the thing about laser hair removal . . . It works on pigment, not on the literal strand of hair, or on the follicle directly. Early on, the laser devices that were developed were limited in their capabilities. The most successful treatments were those obtained by lighter-skinned men and women with darker hair. Today's lasers are far more sophisticated, which makes treatment accessible for individuals with darker skin tones, as well as those with lighter hair. Limitations do still exist, though. Gray hair, due to the absence of pigment, cannot be removed with laser light. Also, blonde hair that is verging on white may also not absorb enough energy to affect follicle walls.
Knowing how to Maximize the Process
Some of the success from laser hair removal stems from the color of your hair. Some of the success of the entire experience relates to your personal habits. Here's how:
- If you pluck hair from follicles prior to laser hair removal, there is nothing there for laser energy to target. This means no waxing, threading, or any other method of hair removal that extracts hair. Shaving, on the other hand, is not only suitable, it is recommended. While we need hair in the follicles, we don't need a forest on the surface!
- Laser hair removal can cause the skin to become dry. Using the wrong moisturizer during the treatment protocol can exacerbate this problem, as can tanning. So avoid the sun and the tanning bed until you have completed your program. During, use a fragrance-free, alcohol-free lotion at least once a day to hydrate treated skin.
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