Have you imagined a day where you will never have to pluck, tweeze or shave again? If you are contemplating hair removal, here’s the ultimate hair removal guide to read before you proceed.
SOME AREAS RESPOND BETTER THAN OTHERS
Laser hair removal works better in some areas than others so don’t expect your entire body to be rid of all unwanted strands or stubbles according to schedule. Apparently, it works best in areas of thinner skin with thicker hair. So if you are after hair underarms, or targeting the bikini line, going for the legs and arms, you are in luck!
IT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL FOR SOME PEOPLE
If you are fair- skinned and have dark hair, chances are this will be a perfect treatment for you. Simply put, hair removal lasers target dark pigments, so unfortunately, people who have darker skin and dark hair will find it slightly harder to find success with this treatment. The gentleyag laser however, is safer for darker skin types and can satisfactorily remove hair for people up to skin type V. What laser hair removal won’t work with, is light hair, such as silver or blonde hair.
IT REQUIRES PATIENCE
Thought it will be gone once and for all in a single session? Only if all visible hair shafts on the treatment area have a root present, which is impossible, since our hair grows in phases they are not all in the same phase at the same time. Approximately 5 to 6 sessions are typically needed.
IT CAN ONLY BE DONE BY A CERTIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
If someone tells you to get your hair laser removal treatment done at a spa (or medi-spa), run. This is a medical device that can potentially burn skin and cause complications, and should be done by a qualified medical professional.
IT IS SOMETIMES DONE TO IMPROVE ACNE
Acne, in part, is caused by surging hormones. These stimulate an increase in production of oily sebum. Since sebaceous glands (oil producing glands) exist in the same unit as facial hair, they collects dirt and debris, increasing sensitivity to acne-producing bacteria, clogging the pores and resulting in bacterial acne. Removing facial hair permanently often improves this condition.