Laser hair removal is least effective on people with white, blond, or light brown hair

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People often have extra fuzz in places they would rather not. Fortunately, these people can have the unwanted hair removed by a treatment called laser hair removal. For women, the most common places on the body from which it is removed include legs, armpits, the chin, and above the lip. For men, it is most often removed from the back, chest, and arms. But it can be removed from virtually any part of the body through laser hair removal.

During this procedure a medical professional that is trained and board certified in dermatology or a similar field will apply a hand held laser instrument to your skin. Before activating the instrument, the technician may apply a topical local anesthetic to numb the skin. They may also apply a cooling gel to the area being treated to protect the skin from the intense heat.

When activated, the instrument emits intense pulses of light into the skin and when the light hits the hair follicles, the heat immediately destroys them. After treatment the hair is slow to grow back. In most cases it requires six to eight treatments spaced at least six weeks apart to achieve an extended period of hairlessness. An entire series of treatments can result in a clean and smooth skin for anywhere from a few months to many years.

The length of time in which will not grow back depends upon each individual. The quality of results also depends on the patient and their skin and pigment color. Laser hair removal is most effective on light skinned patients with darker hues. People with darker complexions can also be successfully treated. Laser hair removal is least effective on people with white, blond, or light brown hair.

Treatment is also more effective on coarse hair than that with a fine texture. There may also be hairs that are simply resistant to the heat of the laser and do not come out. But during a consultation prior to the procedure, the doctor should be able to confirm whether you are a good candidate for treatment.

This procedure is relatively safe but there are a few risks. The skin may be red and may swell following the procedure but that is normal. Be gentle with your skin following treatment; do not pick at or scrub the skin and be sure to protect it from the sun, always wearing sunscreen or even better, avoiding sun exposure.

Some of the rare side effects that may occur include blistering or scarring, discoloring of darker skin, or hypopigmentation of the skin, a flare in acne, or a change in texture of the skin. In most cases, if the skin were affected in any of these ways, it is usually temporary. But there is always the chance that the effects could be permanent.
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