Laser hair removal is the process of hair removal by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle. Under the FDA's definition, "permanent" hair reduction is the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs regrowing after a treatment regime. Indeed, many patients experience complete regrowth of hair on their treated areas in the years following their last treatment. This means that although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair.
Individual tired of shaving, plucking, or waxing or getting razor bumps or acne-like breakouts .If so, one should consider laser hair removal.
The Plastic Surgeons use lasers to remove unwanted facial and body hair safely and effectively. Hair grows in several phases and a laser can only affect the currently active growing hair follicles (early anagen). Hence, several sessions are needed to damage the hair in all phases of growth and force it to revert back to a vellus non-colored small hair.
Afterwards, most patients are free of the unwanted hair for several months. When the hair regrows, most patients see noticeably less hair than before. The hair also tends to be finer and lighter in color.Laser hair removal can be repeated when the hair regrows.
The lasers designed for hair removal can be used on most parts of the body. Many lasers effectively treat large areas.
Some normal side effects may occur after laser hair removal treatments, including itching, pink , redness, and swelling around the treatment area or swelling of the follicles (follicular edema). These side effects rarely last more than two or three days. The two most common serious side effects are acne and discoloration. Some level of pain should also be expected during treatments.