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Laser Hair Removal - All You Must Know About It!

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Vadodara  •  13years experience
Laser Hair Removal - All You Must Know About It!

Laser hair removal is gaining more popularity by the day. In an era when people live their lives at a break-neck pace, squeezing time out of a busy schedule to shave and remove unwanted hair every day is quite a bother. For people on the go, laser hair removal is a blessing.

What is Laser Hair Removal? 
Laser hair removal is a procedure during which body hairs are exposed to pulses of laser. The concentrated energy of the laser beam destroys the basal stem cells of the hair follicles and this means those hairs will never regrow. The energy present in the laser is drawn towards darker and coarser hair. So, laser hair removal is the most effective on people with pigmented hair. But the procedure can be modulated to suit the unique needs of different people.
Laser hair removal can be a little painful. Some people compare the sensation to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. You will need to sit through a number of sessions depending on the amount of hair to be removed. The hairs that have been exposed to laser gradually fall off in the next 1-3 weeks.

Areas of the skin that are treated-

• Eyebrows -
A well-defined and finely shaped pair of eyebrows is a kind of grooming imperative. Upkeep of eyebrows requires people to get them tweezed or threaded every other week, which can be quite tedious. That is why many people are opting for a permanent solution. Laser hair removal-
1. Shapes your eyebrows
2. Removes the hair from between your eyebrows

• Underarm and Arm Hair Removal -
Shaving hair from the underarms or the arms is something women have to do every day if they want to wear clothes that expose their arms to the fullest or face social ridicule. Regular shaving can harm the skin of the tender skin of the arms and underarms. This hassle can be circumvented with laser hair removal. Complete removal of all hairs will require a few sittings and you have to see the course through to its end for the best results.

• Beard Shaping -
Any well-groomed man is fastidious about a meticulously maintained beard. A trimmed and neat beard may also be a company policy. That is why it will be judicious to go for laser hair removal that will shape your beard by terminating all those extra hairs. Even if you shave off your entire beard, when you want it back again, the facial hairs will follow the contours set by the laser procedure.

• Hair Removal from the Legs -
Women who wear skirts and dresses that expose the legs opt for this kind of hair removal procedure.

• Upper Lip and Face -
Many women who get their eyebrows shaped through laser, also like to have the undesired hairs that grow over the upper lip and the face removed.

• Body Hair Removal -
This treatment is a favourite among men and women who unfortunately have a dense growth of body hairs across their bodies. But, you should also consider consulting a doctor as excessive hairs sometimes indicate a hormonal imbalance.

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that is cost-effective. You may initially have to pay a decent sum of money for the treatment but this will eliminate the need to get your unwanted hairs removed several times a month. Besides, it will save you a lot of time as well.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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