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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal was approved by the Food and Drug Administration over ten years ago. Still though, many women do not know how laser hair removal works. There are many benefits to removing unwanted body or facial hair with laser treatments. This is a pain free and quick process.

Laser hair removal must be conducted in the office of a doctor or by a salon that is certified to operate a Class II device. Each state has different laws pertaining to laser hair removal. Women have praised the long lasting hair removal effects and the reduction in unwanted hair through the use of laser treatments.

Laser treatments work in a very simple and easy way. The laser transmits light at different wavelengths to a specific area of the skin. The laser targets dark material and therefore the hair is literally attacked by the laser. Does not worry this is a pain free procedure. When the hair is targeted by the laser the hair follicle is damaged. This means that the re-growth rate of the unwanted hair is drastically reduced. The re-growth rate is different for each individual. The hair that re-grows after having laser hair removal performed is soft instead of being rough or coarse.

Hair removal, when using lasers, is recommended for individuals who have dark hair and light skin. This is because the laser targets dark areas. The laser must be able to distinguish between the hair and the skin color. This type of hair removal procedure is recommended for people who have coarse, dark hair. It is difficult to perform laser hair removal on individuals who have blond, red or light hair.

The cost of laser hair removal depends on the area of hair that is being removed. A typical laser hair removal treatment consists of four different sittings. One sitting usually costs around five-hundred dollars. Smaller areas such as the chin or upper lip are less expensive. Having the entire back or legs treated with lasers will cost more money. Some laser hair removal clinics charge on an hourly basis instead of a sitting fee. What this entails is that the amount of the laser hair removal depends on the speed of the technician, the speed of the machine and the amount of hair being removed.

Laser hair removal is a relatively new technique in the United States. This is a pain free procedure that provides long lasting results.