Laser hair removal, or photoepilation, is the process of removing unwanted hair by using a small, laser light device on any area of your body where unwanted hair grows. Laser hair removal works by destroying the melanin in your hair follicle so that it does not generate new hair. Melanin is the pigment that determines the color of your skin. Light skinned people have lighter hair and dark skinned people have darker hair follicles.
This is a very efficient way to remove the hair from any area of the body. While the process may take several treatments, you will notice results sooner than you think. You can expect the facial area to be smoother, healthier looking and less noticeable after each treatment. You may even be able to wake up every morning with a fresh and healthy complexion.
While you will still need to shave regularly, the process will be much faster and easier. If you have dark, coarse hair, this process will work well for you. It will leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. However, if you have light skin and fair complexion, you may need more than one session. This will depend on the amount of hair you have to be removed.
If you are not sure whether or not you have light skin, you can have an appointment with a dermatologist. They can examine your skin and give you an estimate of how light you may need to adjust your skin care products to make the procedure easier. Darker skinned people often need more frequent sessions as the procedure works better with darker hair. The lasers used are much stronger than the ones used for cosmetic procedures, which make the skin more resistant to damage. This means that there are fewer risks involved with this type of removal.
You can expect the entire procedure to take less than one hour, depending on the size of your laser hair removal machine. After the procedure, you will be able to return home and start recovering. In most cases, you can return to work the next day. However, it may be advised to stay home to let your body recover from the experience.
For light skinned women, you can try a numbing lotion to help you relax during your recovery period. A lotion or cream in a gel will do the trick. For dark haired women, special concealers are recommended. Although laser hair removal is effective, you should still plan on taking time off from work after the procedure. You will want to use these few days to make sure the procedure has healed completely and that your skin is healing evenly.