Occasional Laser Hair Removal Treatments

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There are times when people generally suffer from the stigma of being different because they have excessive facial or body hair and so they do what they can in private to deal with the hair while suffering emotional distress in public. In the past few months, two more options for hair removal were given to residents, one uses laser technology and the other one uses a more advanced form of light treatment. What a family physician in Altoona has been doing for the past several months is laser hair removal. Lasers give off high energy light according to her. More expert laser hair removal information is located at hair removal.

Considering that the light is shone on skin with hair on it, the light does nothing to the skin but concentrates on the hair to destroy the hair follicle. Nothing like the tedious and painful electrolysis is this because it puts a needle in each hair follicle and zaps it with an electric current. When it comes to electrolysis, it can take 30 minutes to treat an upper lip but with laser treatment, it can be done in less than a minute. She said that per area, two to three treatments are needed. When it comes to this, underarms, upper lips, chins, and bikini lines are what she does for women. For men in this case, they get hair removal on necks and backs and to thin out beards.

In order for people with dark pigmented skin and fine blond hair to get their desired results, there are some modifications that can be applied to the procedure.

It is the initial consultation and first session which can cost you about $200. Considering the follow up treatments, they cost $200 for an area on the face and $350 for the bikini line or underarm. When it comes to the fees for larger areas such as the legs or back, these are negotiable. For photothermolysis, it is the underlying technology of how physicians go after the target area. Because of the heat that is given off by the light source, hair follicles are destroyed. To read other laser hair removal articles make sure to visit hair removal for men.

For light waves, they have different frequencies similar to radio waves that have different frequencies. When it comes to the machine, it tries to get the correct light frequency for each person, based on the hair color, hair thickness, and skin color, just like someone who chooses different radio stations to listen to. This kind of machine is about the size of a stacked apartment size washer dryer combination and you can adjust the intensity of the light for each patient by changing the filters. In this case, the light flash lasts about 5/lOOOths of a second and about 30 pulses of light are done during a treatment.

The area hit by the pulse measures 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch similar to a stick of gum. Here, thirty of those pulses equal about 20 square inches and so the surgeon can do a lip and chin area or both cheeks in one session. In this case, get two to three treatments per area. With regard to the follow up visits, have them about a month apart to allow time for the hair follicles to die and fall out. All you can treat are active hairs and to activate the hairs that were in their resting phase you need time.

Referred to as permanent hair reduction or long term hair removal, not permanent hair removal, is this procedure. Common side effects here include minor skin irritation and minimal swelling. For the side effects, they are temporary and as soon as the procedure is over patients can go back to their regular activities.

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