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On my last poll on instagram, majority of you chose that a skincare topic should be up on here next. Got some feedback from a couple of the budget restaurants for Nigerian Food in London I’d suggested in the last post. I do hope you find this one beneficial as been requested by Nike.
There are a lot of hair removal methods out there, but the most popular clinical option is laser hair removal.
It has gained a lot of popularity over the years, especially in the last decade or so. You may be wondering why it is so popular. To understand that, you need to know how it compares to other methods for hair removal you may have tried, like shaving or waxing. Here is some information to help you understand those comparisons.
Laser Hair Removal and Body Location Limitations
When you shave hair off at home, you are somewhat limited as far as areas you can treat. For example, you cannot easily see or treat your own back. When you visit a skincare clinic for laser hair removal, the clinician can reach any are you wish to treat. Additionally, there are some hair removal treatments best used on certain parts of the body, but lasers have no such limitations. They are just as capable of treating unwanted hair on your face as on your bikini line or any other body part.
Laser Hair Removal and Skin and Hair Type Limitations
One issue with laser hair removal is it does have some skin type limitations. For example, standard hair-removal equipment that uses laser light is designed to locate darkness. Therefore, if your hair is dark and your skin is light, the device can easily target and treat each strand of hair. On the other hand, if your skin is dark, the machine can have difficulty locating the target hairs.
There are certain lasers, called Nd: YAG lasers, that are capable of treating your hair if your skin is dark. However, your results may be a bit mixed. You must also talk to your clinician first. Your skin has to be assessed to make sure you are not at high risk for burns or pigment problems. Both have the potential to occur because the laser can interact with melanin that gives your skin its color or with skin oils that tend to be more prevalent when you have darker skin.
Laser hair removal is typically not recommended at all if your hair is blond. You also should not have the treatment if your hair is gray. Instead, you may need to seek out more effective treatments. Those treatments will depend on the locations and amounts of hair you want to remove. For example, removing a few stray hairs might be easiest with electrolysis treatment.
Attending The Laser Hair Removal Appointment
When you are getting ready to attend your first laser hair removal appointment, you may have some trepidation. It is important to understand what will happen. The first appointment may be somewhat long since you might have to fill out paperwork or review some medical history. The procedure itself, however, should last for less than one hour. If you are only having a small area treated, it may only take a matter of minutes.
At the laser appointment, your clinician will prepare by making sure the treatment area is clean. It must also be devoid of products, such as perfume. Then the clinician will use short bursts of laser light to target the offending hairs. In between treatment with the laser, any discomfort you may have will be managed. The clinician may use numbing or cooling techniques, such as bursts of cold air, to minimize your pain level.
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