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Hair Today Gone Tomorrow
... Laser Hair Removal


So many of us spend time removing unwanted hair. Whether it is shaving, cutting, or waxing, these are only temporary solutions to the problem. Some spend money on products that also leave temporary results. However, hair removal techniques provide a way to save time and help people gain the appearance they desire. Laser hair removal provides a quick, virtually painless solution.  Depending on the type of laser used, hair may be removed on face, arms, chest, back, legs, and bikini line area. 

Any person looking to remove unwanted body hair would represent an ideal candidate for laser hair removal. There are many reasons why a person wants to undergo this procedure. Even though reasons vary from person to person, the more common include:

    * Enhancing appearance and boosting self-confidence
    * Becoming less self-conscious about their appearance
    * Achieving smoother looking skin
    * Saving time and money on temporary hair removal practices (i.e. shaving, cutting, waxing)

However, the prospective patient must also be aware that cosmetic surgery is designed for improvement not perfection. Patients should have realistic goals and expectations for their laser hair removal treatment.

The Procedure:  The length of the procedure can be a few minutes, or an hour, depending on the size of the area.

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of lasers produce different colors of light. The color of light produced by a particular laser is the key to its effect on hair follicles.

During the laser hair removal procedure, the light emitted by the laser passes through the skin and gets absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. The laser pulses long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling several follicles at a time. This results in eliminating or significantly hindering any hair growth in the treated area.

For most patients, multiple sessions are usually needed to optimize results. Typically three or four treatments, six to eight weeks apart, may be needed. However, some patients find significant improvement after one visit, enough to be satisfied with their appearance.

Patients need to wait about a year to see the full effect of the laser hair removal. This is due to the fact that hair growth cycles are about six months. Waiting through two growth cycles would be best in order to see the final results.



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Results: The effects of laser hair removal can be permanent, but there is no guarantee. The result of the treatment does not necessarily mean the area will be completely devoid of hair. While permanent hair removal can occur, the procedure may simply result in reducing the amount of hair in the treated area, or it can lighten the color of the hair and decrease its thickness. Results vary from patient to patient, so please check with your doctor.



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