Laser hair removal is offered at laser spas to get rid of unwanted hair growth and is more successful for some clients than others based on hair pigmentation
Laser hair treatment is a successful technology that has been used in cosmetic procedures for both men and women of all ethnicities and ages. Men as well as women have been reaping the benefits of laser treatment for unwanted hair since the procedure was first developed commercially in the 1990s. A laser spa is one of best place to go for a variety of cosmetic procedures, including unwanted hair removal.
There are four different types of lasers that can be used when it comes to permanent hair removal and each one is designed to treat different types of skin pigmentation. Clients with darker skin, for example, need a laser with a longer wavelength in order to destroy the hair follicle and stop unwanted hair growth. On the other hand, clients with lighter skin need shorter laser wavelengths to achieve the same goal.
Lasers are very successful in stopping unwanted hair growth for most people, although people with darker hair tend to have more successful results because the laser can detect the darker pigments easier than it can detect the lighter colored pigment found in natural blondes or hair with no pigment such as white or gray hair. When you go to a laser spa, the technician will use the appropriate laser for your skin pigmentation and apply it to the area that you want treated. Regardless of which type of laser your laser spa technician uses, the actual laser technology is basically the same.
The laser works by pulsating waves of energy over your treatment area, which is then absorbed by the hair follicle and transformed into heat which in turn then destroys the hair follicle at the root. This prevents any future hair growth once the hair follicle root has been permanently destroyed. What many people don’t realize is that hair grows in three different stages and it can only be successfully treated to prevent regrowth when it is in the final growth stage. Many clients of the laser spa may question why, if laser treatment is so successful, that it takes multiple visits for permanent hair removal results. The answer is actually simple science.
Since hair grows at different stages in different rates, it is highly unlikely that all of the hairs in your treatment area will be in the same growth stage at the same time. Laser treatment will successfully destroy the hair follicles of some hair in the appropriate growth stage however you will need follow-up treatment as other hair reaches the third and final stage retreatment. It can take up two or more visits before the laser spa has successfully treated your unwanted hair growth permanently and successfully.
Despite multiple visits, the end results are well worth the effort and time they take to achieve. Once you have eliminated unwanted hair growth, you can concentrate your efforts on other things such as improving your skin.