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laser hair removal in Hawaii

Some practitioners offer epilation with pulsed lights. These are not really lasers but are effective as long as they are powerful, reliable and well used. Paradoxically, while they are based on a simpler technology, and have the reputation of being safe,

Understanding How Hair Removal Lasers Work

What is the difference between lasers and pulsed lights? Several lasers are effective in hair removal. The most common are Alexandrite lasers, followed by diode lasers, as these two are the most active when it comes to clear skin.

Nd-YAG lasers can treat pigmented skin, unlike other devices. They require however more sessions before obtaining a significant and lasting hair reduction, and they are more painful. Know that you know about the lasers used during a laser hair removal treatment, it is important to focus on each light and whether or not the procedure is permanent.

Pulsed lights are not lasers

Some practitioners offer epilation with pulsed lights. These are not really lasers but are effective as long as they are powerful, reliable and well used. Paradoxically, while they are based on a simpler technology, and have the reputation of being safe, they are actually more difficult to use. The line between efficiency and risk is narrower, especially with cheaper devices, which are usually found among practitioners with little experience.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

The word "conclusive" is a risky term and an excessive one when it comes to this type of procedure. After a treatment, the treated area appears well lasered and, theoretically, all the hairs present are destroyed. However, resting hair that is not pigmented and has escaped the laser, will gradually trigger and give birth to new hair.

 

Each treatment lasts a few weeks and then the patient may see hair regrowth reappear: a new laser session is then necessary. It will again be followed by a depilation phase, after which new hair that is less visible than before, will show up. In fact, as time progresses, hair regrowth will become less visible.

Areas to be treated

When it comes to the armpits, the chest, and the belly, experts say that it will take five to six sessions before a person sees less visible hair. Treatment in these areas may see an 80% reduction in the number of hairs, and the hairs that are present may seem very thin and barely noticeable. The facial region will need more sessions before a significant reduction can be seen, especially if the patient has hormonal abnormalities.

When satisfactory results are obtained, the doctor may suggest sessions once a year. Any treatment must be performed by a doctor or a person with specific training; it is up to him or her to set the parameters of each treatment.