Laser hair removal treatments became popular with Dominican men and women alike to control the growth of underarm hair. This method is FDA approved to reduce hair in certain areas permanently. Although it reduces hair permanently, it is not known to remove hair permanently and requires numerous treatments to see the best results.
How Does it Work?
The physician uses a hand-held laser device that emits pulsed light on the surface of the skin to remove the dark pigments of hair and to permanently weaken the hair follicle. The hair found in the affected area will begin to fall out after 2 weeks of treatment. There are different stages in hair growth including growing, resting and shedding and all hair follicles will not be on the same stage at the same time. This is why multiple treatments are needed to ensure that the laser treatment is most effective.
• Hair reduction can seem trivial but it will definitely make a lot of difference. Although it’s not guaranteed to keep your underarm smooth and silky for a lifetime, hair is less noticeable and you will not have to shave or wax all the time. Laser hair removal is known to reduce hair count of upto 80%.
• You don’t need to grow your hair out for treatments. In fact, you can have the area shaved on the day of treatment depending on the laser to be used.
• These treatments will not take up much of your time. Large areas are treated all at the same time copared to electrolysis which focuses on one follicle at a time. A laser treatment that is done at the back–which is the largest area of the body–takes about an hour to finish.
• Blisters and some scarring can occur on the treated area but is not very common with all patients.
• The treatments are not cheap and can be expensive depending on the physician or the clinic.
• Not everyone can undergo the treatment. These treatments remove darkness and people with dark hair and light skin are the best candidates for it. There are lasers designed for people who have ligh hair/light skin combo but it is still being developed.
• The number of treatment required is usually 4-6 times with a month’s allowance n between to get the most effective results.
The discomfort level will depend on the kind of laser used, the hair type, and area of the body and the pain threshold of the patient. The pain can be likened to hitting the skin with a snapping rubber band. The first session will hurt the most and other visits will guarantee lesser pain. People who have thicker and darker hair usually feel more pain because it will absorb more light.