Every girl and woman can relate with the tedious ritual of monthly hair removal to get rid of that unwanted …
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Every girl and woman can relate with the tedious ritual of monthly hair removal to
get rid of that unwanted hair. Waxing is one of the most common and popular
methods of hair removal. But it is also very painful, messy and time-consuming as
you have to make regular visits to the salon. So those who want a permanent and
painless solution to this can opt for another very popular method of hair removal
i.e. laser hair removal treatment.
Laser hair removal is the process by which hair follicles are exposed to pulses of
laser light which destroys the hair follicles and prevent its re growth. Laser hair
removal is a permanent and painless procedure.
One of the most important benefits of laser hair removal is that it is not time-
consuming. Each pulse of laser takes about a fraction of a second and destroys
many hair follicles at the same time. Most women lose hair permanently after
three to seven sessions. It is useful for removing hair from problem areas like
under arm, bikini line, where hair is usually coarse and painful to remove through
waxing. Waxing leaves skin smooth for only two weeks whereas in laser hair
removal the time between growth periods is about six months to one year. A
retouch is needed six monthly to yearly depending on the hair growth of the
client. Another major advantage is that the hair that grows back after laser
removal is lighter, finer and thinner.
Though waxing costs less per session, if we see in the long run laser hair removal
costs lesser. It is mostly done by dermatologists or cosmetologists. Price varies
from place to place but a full body hair removal may cost anything between
starting from 40,000 rupees.
Skin problems with waxing v/s laser hair removal
Many problems are associated with waxing like burns due to hot wax, skin tears,
ingrown hair, and tears. Some side effects associated with laser hair removal are
skin irritation, change in pigmentation of the skin but these are very rare and can
be minimized under the hand of an expert.
How to prepare for laser hair removal
It is very important for the skin to be as light as possible before undergoing laser
hair removal. So you will be advised to use sunscreen regularly for at least one
month before the procedure. Avoid waxing or plucking of hair at least 2-4 weeks
prior to the procedure. Also, bleaching should be avoided as it may cause skin
irritation. You will be advised to shave the area about two to three days prior to
the procedure as it is easier to remove it. You will be prescribed with oral
antibiotics to prevent any infection. Also avoid applying any cosmetics,
deodorants or lotions in the area prior to treatment.
So above are some of the reasons which prove that if you are looking for a
permanent hair removal treatment laser hair removal is the best option available
in the market.