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March 10, 2008

Basics on Laser Hair Removal Treatments  

Many women have unwanted hair they want to remove, either by temporary hair removal measures or by permanent hair removal measures. Lasers are a new modality for the rapid, gentle removal of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is used for people who want to remove unwanted body hair. Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and bikini line. Unwanted facial hair is one area where women will often consider permanent hair removal or laser facial hair removal.

Laser hair removal works best on light skin with darker hair, because it is easier for the laser to hone in on the dark pigments. Those with light colored hair in unwanted places generally need more sessions, or cannot have the procedure done at all. Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter in the area that causes hair growth while not heating the rest of the skin.

There are many creams and gadgets on the market that assist women in facial hair removal and body hair removal. Depilatory creams use chemicals to dissolve the hairs at the skin's surface. They are often used for facial hair removal or removal of hairs around the bikini line. Waxing is a popular way of removing unwanted body and facial hair. There are a number of special waxing kits available for purchase, some of which include all-natural ingredients. People can also get their hair waxed at beauty salons.Shaving removes the hair at the skin's surface. Shaving products include razors, disposable razors and electric razors.

Shaving cream can help while shaving, but it does not help remove unwanted hair. After the laser hair removal, no medications or bandages are necessary. Avoid exercise and exertion for the first 24 hours. Avoid exposure to the sun for several weeks after treatment.

All of these methods can be useful while dealing with unwanted hair. Some of these methods last longer than others, but none of them provide permanent hair removal. Side effects from laser hair removal include darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation) is usually a temporary condition, but in rare instances, is long lasting or permanent. Lightening of the skin (hypopigmentation) is of special concern with people who have darker skin. Hair changes is also side effect of laser hair removal.

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