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Laser Hair Removal

Find Out More About the Laser Hair Removal Process

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There are many paths to a hair-free body, but none with effects as lasting as laser hair removal. Anyone who has been shaving, waxing, or threading for very long can see the perks of this particular method. Shaving is quick and painless (barring the occasionally nick), but leaves unattractive stubble in less than a day. Waxing can be uncomfortable and expensive, if you consider the cost over time. Laser hair removal provides an alternative for those seeking longer-lasting results. Thinking about trying it for yourself? Read on to learn more about the process.

In order for laser hair removal to be truly effective, it has to be performed in a series. This is because hair grows in a staggered pattern, referred to as the Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen phases. Basically, some hairs are actively growing in, others are falling out (or in the process of falling out), and others are grown in and sitting in the follicle. This process shifts every 2 to 4 months, which is why one treatment won’t get rid of all of the hairs.

Most hair removal lasers work best on light skin with darker hair. However, the technology keeps getting more sophisticated, and today it is possible to treat darker hair on darker skin types. This also applies to fair-skinned persons with light hair. It is the contrast that is necessary for the laser to target correctly. If you have darker skin, or fair skin and light hair, it is important to ask if the facility has the right laser for your specific skin tone and hair color.

Laser hair removal used to be an expensive option, but just like with any other new technology, the price eventually comes down and settles. Do some research online and in local papers to see who is offering a good deal, and then check them out on YELP and Google to make sure they have good reviews. Call them and ask who will be performing the treatment on you. Is it a medical doctor with adequate training, or is it a Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant? If it is not one of these professionals, steer clear of the facility. Lasers in the hands of an unqualified person can lead to bad burns, scabs, infections, and permanent scarring.

Lasers are not entirely pain-free; they heat up the skin in order to collapse the hair follicle. There generally is a little discomfort during the procedure and some redness afterwards. However, it’s the collapse of the follicle that creates the smoothness—leading to no more stubble. Most people that have laser hair removal are happy with the results.

A few things to consider:

-It may be necessary to shave right before the procedure. Some lasers work better if you shave, while others work better if your hair is longer. Ask the facility you’re going to for direction.

-If your pain tolerance is low, you may want to take an over-the-counter pain reliever about an hour before the procedure to reduce some of the discomfort. However, try to avoid taking aspirin, as that may cause bruising. You can also ask the facility about a numbing cream.

-Avoid tanning before or right after laser hair removal treatments, as it can lead to burns and scars. For that reason, it is best to do laser hair removal during the winter months.

-Ask the facility about the guarantee of their results. Some places will give you more treatments if your hair grows back and others will not. If you have any questions at all regarding laser hair removal, be sure to get answers before beginning the process. Better to be safe than sorry!

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Well thi is really a good option in <a href="http://beutifi.com/browse/Hair-Removal">Hair Removal</a>! The fact that its less expensive, yet it can last longer than any other treatments. This comment has been removed.
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This is something I have been thinking about for a while now,Your article has made think even more about it.Hopefully I can get some more info from you about this. This comment has been removed.
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I have a feeling this will be a route I will be taking in the near future.....I know I will be coming to you for advice when that day comes..... This comment has been removed.
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I have been reading up on this topic and want to try it myself. I need a good beauty treatment that really works. This comment has been removed.
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I just finished a series of 6 laser treatments on my bikini line. I wish I would've done it sooner! So worth every penny! It did hurt a bit but it's pretty quick. Make sure to go to a reputable place. I have light skin and dark hair so I was a good candidate. Now i want to do my legs!! Thanks for all the great info. Faith!! This comment has been removed.
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@cr8suspence The newest & best LASER machines are LumenisXC-which is ideal for fair skin/dark hair & GentleYAG made by Candela, which addresses hair removal for darker skin tones. This comment has been removed.
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@cr8suspence She is a regular writer on Taaz and always provide fantastic, informative articles like this one. She's one to follow for sure. :) This comment has been removed.
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I have a friend that love laser hair removal. This is a really great article for people who are considering it. It gives all the information and tips. Your articles are always so helpful! This comment has been removed.
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If I start calling around to different laser places, I'd like to ask them about the brand of laser machine they have. Which are the best ones on the market? so I can avoid going to one that has an old dinosaur machine. If I'm going to spend the money, I want to know it's the best technology available. This comment has been removed.
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Like a lot of others, lasering my hairs off, has been on my radar screen for a while. In 1969 they sent a man to the moon, now they have lasers that can do just about anything. Did you hear about the lasers they have out to change your eyecolor? Seriously, I appreciate the common sense guidelines you have written here. Are you a regular writer for taaz? I would be interested in reading any other articles you have submitted. This comment has been removed.
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Thanks so much for this information. I was looking into this, but the place was trying to get me to buy a package. I wasn't sure if that was really necessary or if they just wanted my money. After reading the second paragraph, I see there actually is a reason for buying a series. This comment has been removed.
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Thanks so much for this information. I was looking into this, but the place was trying to get me to buy a package. I wasn't sure if that was really necessary or if they just wanted my money. After reading the second paragraph, I see there actually is a reason for buying a series. This comment has been removed.
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@ltlangie I'll look into this for you & get back to you. This comment has been removed.
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So glad you wrote this article. I have been considering doing it for a while. I have light skin and light hair, do you know of a place that has the more updated laser, located in the sd area? This comment has been removed.
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great but cant make it cuz lucky for me.i dont have any hairs aside from my head..hehhe This comment has been removed.
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