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October 20, 2007

Discovering Laser Hair Removal  

By Eddie Tribiana

Are you annoyed of having to shave, tweeze, or wax unwanted body hair and have it return only after a couple of days? Now there’s a way to remove unwanted body hair in the speed of light. The method is called laser hair removal. With laser hair removal, that unwanted body hair will be removed and will have long-term if not permanent results.


How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by emitting a light directly to the hair follicle where the hair originates. The intense heat from the light damages the hair follicle which inhibits the hair from growing back. Repeated treatments might be necessary for a long-term of hair free period.

How long is the waiting period in between treatments?

Usually between 3 – 6 weeks is needed in between treatments, other times it could be between 6 – 8 weeks. The reason for this waiting period is that you would want to target the hair follicle growth at each stage to maximize the effect of the laser.

How to find a doctor?

There are many different ways to search for a doctor. You can search for a doctor through the phone book or online. There are many different online directories that provide contacts to doctors who perform hair removal procedures and other interesting articles, one of which is Hair Removal 411

Hair Removal Procedure

Before actually receiving your first hair removal treatment, you would meet with your doctor to receive a consultation. During this meeting, the doctor will discuss the treatment options with you and give you a general understanding as to expect from the procedure.

After your consultation, your doctor may be able to perform the procedure if time is allotted. It is advisable to shave the area that you want the hair removed from prior to your treatments. If the area is not shaved prior to the procedure, the doctor will shave the body hair which will extend your appointment.

Prior to the procedure, you will be given some goggles to protect you from any damage the laser light may induce. A silicon type gel is then applied to the area that is to be treated. The laser light tip is then applied to the area that is to be treated and is done in graphed sections. During the course of the procedure, you may smell something burning, this is normal. The burning smell is the scent of your hair being singed from the laser light. Throughout the procedure, you will feel a bit of a sting as the laser light is applied to the area to be treated. The sting is comparable to a sting of a snapped rubber band against your skin.

After the procedure, some aloe vera is applied to the treated area, and a cold pack is applied to reduce any swelling that may occur, based on the skin’s sensitivity after your treatment.

Post Treatment Instructions

After your treatment, your skin may be a little red and swollen; this is completely normal and can be treated using a cold pack and aloe vera. You will want to avoid direct sun exposure to the treated area for a couple of weeks since your skin will be a little more sensitive due to the treatment. Avoid strenuous exercise, perspiration may increase irritation. Last but not least, try not to pluck or pick at the singed hair or any hair that may grow in between treatments. It may be tempting, but for the best results, do not agitate or scrub the treated area. Avoid exfoliating while in taking a bath or shower.
Article Provided by: Eddie Tribiana
HairRemoval411.com

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