Removal of unwanted body hair is something both men and women are familiar with. It is something we begin doing at puberty and continue to do so for most of our adult life.
The growth of body hair is natural. Hair growth pattern, its density and distribution on the body varies slightly from individual to individual and between male and females. More often than not, we remove body hair for cultural reasons, for its cosmetic effect and for hygienic purposes. It also gives a person the appearance of a well-groomed individual. Therefore, many methods exist to remove hair from less flattering locations such as the face, armpits, bikini line, pubic region, legs and arms. In cases of men, it mostly includes include facial hair, chest hair and hair on their backs. These hair removal methods can range from solutions that last 2 – 3 days like shaving to permanent solutions such as laser hair removal. Today, when everything is fast-paced, permanent hair removal solutions are becoming increasingly attractive, to save time and effort, and enjoy life more.
Treatment option: Cutera Laser Excel HR
Laser hair removal is one of the best ways to get rid of unwanted body hair, permanently, and its demand is increasing worldwide. It works by using highly concentrated light beams that target hair follicles. The pigment in these follicles absorb the light, and the hair is destroyed. Essentially, the hair is ‘zapped’ away. There is little pain associated, with people describing the sensation during the procedure as tiny ‘pin-pricks’ (also depends on pain tolerance level and pain sensitivity).
The Cuter Laser Excel HR is offering the best of what is possible right now. It uses gold standard laser wavelengths, which ensures best results across varying skin types. It also utilizes industry’s leading contact cooling methods, to provide the best in patient comfort and treatment safety.
Other common options for hair removal include:
– Shaving: Has to be repeated every few days.
– Plucking: Very painful and time-consuming. Lasts 3 – 8 weeks.
– Hair removal cream: Lasts several days to 2 weeks, can cause an allergic reaction in some cases.
– Waxing: Fairly long lasting, but very painful and relatively expensive procedure that has to be repeated every 3 -6 weeks.
Number of visits, and how long is each visit on average?
Laser hair removal requires roughly 3 – 5 sessions for a more permanent result. The duration of each visit depends on the area size of hair removal and hair density. It may take minutes for a session of upper lip hair removal to several hours for a session for your legs.
The side effects of laser hair removal are usually minimal, ranging from redness and swelling at the site of treatment. Blisters and changes in skin color are rare.
For a day or two after the procedure, the treated skin area looks and feels sunburned. Cool compresses and specific ointments help. From day 3, makeup can be used and a normal routine can be resumed. It is also necessary to use sunscreen for the remainder of the month to prevent skin color changes and protection from UV rays of the sun.