Laser hair removal is an excellent hair removal option for several reasons. It is the longest-lasting option for hair removal that is available at this time. While shaving is one of the most common types of hair removal, it lasts for only days at the longest. Depilatory creams designed for hair removal can be effective for about a week, but they have significant drawbacks like odor. Waxing is a long-lasting hair removal option since it lasts as long as a month. However, waxing is intensely painful for most people. Laser hair removal is not only the longest-lasting choice, it is also easy and rarely causes pain or discomfort.
Most areas with unwanted hair can be treated with laser hair removal. The upper lip is a popular area for laser hair removal, and there may also be other facial hair that can be removed if desired.
The hair removal laser projects extremely concentrated light beams into hair follicles. This light destroys the follicle, which results in the scattering of the hair pigment. These tiny scattered pieces of pigment are harmlessly absorbed and then eliminated by the body. The follicle is then empty and won't produce new hair as a result.
The amount of laser hair removal sessions needed can vary based on the patient and their hair growth cycles. In most cases, at least several sessions are needed to make sure that the hair growth is addressed in all of its growth cycles. The doctor will schedule the hair removal sessions at least 4 to 6 weeks apart to make sure that any new hair growth cycle can be effectively targeted. After all the growth cycles are treated, the hair will not return.
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