Understanding How Laser Hair Removal Works
If you are supposed to go through a process that is permanent, you can be very nervous and uneasy. When you are to undergo laser hair removal, it is good for you to understand the process of performing it because it can be of assistance for you to manage the anxiety and stress before and during the procedure.
Laser hair removal has become so popular in the recent past because of its effectiveness, safety and being a more permanent process that the other processes of removing hairs in the body like tweezing, waxing and electrolysis. Laser hair removal cannot be successful on people with blonde, grey or fine hair and for individuals with a dark hair and skin; they use a specific type of laser for the best results.
You can get some unique lasers which can be used for removing the hair, and they have unique beams of light which they eject which is targeted on the melanin in the hair and the follicles. The laser beam is passed through the skin and is later absorbed by the melanin which is usually in the hair follicle. Because of this reason, people who have a fair complexion and a dark hair are the ones who have excellent results after the laser hair removal process. For people who have almost the same hair and skin tone, the lasers cannot differentiate between the two. The laser works such that it damages the follicle to the point that it cannot be repaired which makes the hair never to grow at that point again.
The skin then closes at a slow pace and on the skin there get a smooth surface after the follicle is damaged. Even though the laser is thorough in how it works, laser hair removal is usually effective on hair with active growth. The laser does not remove hairs which are in the phase where they are not growing correctly and for that reason you may require to undergo more than one treatments for the procedure to produce the right results on that area. Some body parts react to treatment in a better manner that others and for that reason the number of treatments may not be the same depending on the part that the treatment is being done. There is no particular area that can get treatment using one treatment, and almost all patients may require going through close to three treatments per annum.
The cold air is meant for making the area numb for the laser pulse.