Are you a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

04 August 2014

Having to regularly remove unwanted hair can be a chore – particularly so if you suffer from Hirsutism, a condition which causes excessive hair growth on the face and body.While there are many methods of hair removal to choose from, Laser Hair Removal is recommended for many as a quick and relatively painless solution, offering a semi-permanent reduction in hair growth. The treatment works by using a laser beam to target the hair follicles during the growth phase. Over a course of treatments, around four to eight weeks apart, the follicles are destroyed, slowing down regrowth considerably and sometimes stopping it altogether. According to one expert, “Most people say that it’s more comfortable than waxing. The upper lip, Brazilian area and chest are the more sensitive areas.” In the past, Laser Hair Removal was recommended for patients with darker hair as the laser requires pigment in order to work. Nowadays however, Laser Hair Removal can be used effectively on all hair types. Patients should avoid tanning, plucking and waxing three weeks before Laser Hair Removal to allow the laser to target the follicle properly without causing damage to the surrounding skin. Have you ever undergone Laser Hair Removal? Would you be willing to give it a try? Let us know on Facebook.