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Women (and most men too) are often concerned over excessive and unwanted body and facial hair. The many old school methods of shaving, waxing or even tweezing can be a painful experience in the battle to remove unwanted hair. However, this thorough and lengthy job can be done with laser hair removal which is attested to quickly and safely remove unwanted hair. The effectiveness of laser hair removal is now generally accepted in the dermatology community. There are numerous positive reviews available on laser hair removal methods, safety and effectiveness.

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How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal is a gentle process. A high energy beam of light goes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. Heat generated by the laser will destroy the hair follicles which ultimately limit future hair growth in the treated area.

Laser hair removal treatment sessions vary from each individual depending on the patient’s age, gender, and hormonal balance. Each session can last for a few minutes to a few hours depending on the area being treated. However, it is necessary to have a course of treatments to achieve the optimal long term benefits as hair grows in different cycles. Laser hair removal can be done on almost every part of the body. Nevertheless the common areas which are generally treated are the underarms, tummy line, arms, necks, legs and even on the upper lips.

Possible Side-Effects Of Laser Hair Removal

The majority of patients are able to return to their daily activities after the treatment without any noticeable discomfort or redness. In some cases, patients may experience brief swelling and redness on the treated area. Rest assured that such side effects will be healed in two to 10 days. There is very minimal risk induced by laser hair removal. Yet, despite the precautions taken by dermalogist, burns can occur in any patients. It only happens on the top layer of the skin cells, which are full of pigments.

The burnt mark which is very similar to sun burnt will disappear in a very short time. Overall, there are almost unanimous remarks on the satisfaction of the astonishing final result of soft hair free skin.

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