Laser hair removal could be an option that is worth considering if you are not a fan of tweezing, shaving or waxing to remove hair on your body that you wish wasn’t there. As it currently stands one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedure in U.K. is laser hair removal. The scientific details behind this procedure –if you are interested- goes like this: Laser beams of highly concentrated light are focused on hair follicles and the pigment in the follicles absorb this light and as a result the hair is destroyed.
There are some unquestionable benefits of laser hair removal and to name the most important we name speed, precision and predictability. With laser you can remove hair from face, arm, leg, underarm and other areas. The precision of this procedure means that you can selectively target dark hairs but leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Speed means that you can treat areas the size of a quarter every second and small areas such as the upper lip are treated under a minute. Predictability refers to permanent hair loss after three to seven sessions.
If you want to start a laser hair removal treatment you need to address it similar to a medical procedure that requires training to perform and could carry potential risks. Before signing up for this procedure, be sure you check the resume and credential of the technician or doctor performing the procedure on you.
Limit waxing, plucking and electrolysis six weeks before the treatment because the laser targets hairs` roots and waxing or plucking that temporarily remove them. Also avoid sun exposure before and after treatment for a period of six weeks as sun exposure makes for a less effective laser hair removal procedure and increases the risks of complications following treatment.