If you are reading this article, chances are you know what laser is. For those that don’t, it is not the colourful glowing lights you see in futuristic sci-fi movies. No. So what is laser hair removal? Laser technique is a new type of method for nipping your hairs in the bud. It is a hair removal method that achieves its flawless results by beaming hard concentrated light on a pigment called melanin in the bulge region deep within the hair follicle. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. This melanin heats up, damages the follicle and either completely destroys it, eliminating the hair growth or damages it enough to dramatically slow the growth of the hair in that follicle depending on your preference.
One Hair Removal Method to Rule them All
There are various reasons one would like to remove the hair in the different parts of the body and usually, the part of the body that you want to make hair-free determine what technique to use. Why should you steer clear of tweezing, waxing, trimming, plucking, sugaring hair removal and opt for Laser hair removal instead? Simple, it has all of the strengths of the other hair removal methods and none of their weaknesses. Laser hair removal gets rid of the root of the hair inside the basement membrane that makes up the skin. This effectively gets rid of the hair and prevents further growth of hair in that area forever. Yes forever!
No Ingrown Hairs
Laser hair removal specifically targets the melanin in the follicle. This makes it suited for dark-skinned people. The effects are precise and long lasting in face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Due to this, it has been widely adopted in the use of hair removal, usually in places you never want to tamper with. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S.
It is Permanent
You don’t want that pesky armpit hair to regrow? You hate that every few weeks you become a hairy wookie because of the immense growth of hair in your legs and arms? Or maybe you would like to say goodbye to those long wiry thick nipple hairs. Whatever hair you want to get rid of permanently in the most effective way possible, laser hair removal is the answer.
Waxing hair removal method is very painful. It removes the hair against the direction of growth of the hair and when the hair regrows, longer, thicker and even more stubborn. Not to mention the fact that opening up your hair pores that way could lead to infection, irritation and even itching, it is neither a pleasant experience nor is it advisable in this new way where they are better diverse and more effective ways to get rid of your hair. You do not need to go through that pain when you can remove your hair using laser technology.
While trimming doesn’t cause much pain and it doesn’t open up your hair pores, having to trim defeats the purpose of hair removal in some parts of the body. We can understand the head hair, but trimming or shaving do not just give the squeaky clean satisfactory result we want in the armpits and the pubic region and other areas. Not to mention the hair removed through trimming grows the fastest. You definitely don’t want to waste money that can be directed to other productive things on trimming every 2 weeks. It can be combined with laser hair removal technique for great results, which goes to show how inadequate trimming is on its own as a hair removal method.
No Chance of Infection, Scarring or Injury
Plucking would require you to take a warm bath so that your pores open up before you can remove the hair. Unfortunately this also leaves the pores vulnerable to bacteria infections as well as inflammation after the hair has been pulled out.
As opposed to Laser hair removal, a lot of the other hair removal methods are self-done. Laser hair removal is done by experts who will treat your body with utmost respect and professionalism. There is a higher chance of actually injuring yourself compared to other kinds of hair removal methods, and if you are not careful, it may leave a permanent scar in the wrong place. Imagine being scarred for life on the chin trying to remove your beard hairs…
It is Fast, Effective and Covers a Wide Range of Area
Electrolysis is another hair removal method that is similar to laser. Electrolysis can be used to remove 100% of the hair from an area (which is relatively smaller than that of laser). However, the process is time-consuming, expensive and stressful compared with laser hair removal. More hair may grow in certain areas where to hormone induces their growth (e.g. a woman’s chin and neck) due to hormonal fluctuations and genes.
If you plan to undergo laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for about weeks prior to the day of the hair removal by laser. This because the hairs’ roots targeted by the laser, are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.