01.12.2015 by Vicky
Light based hair removal can be either Laser and IPL. Hair removal is heavily advertised but little is understood about the technology with the public. However, that will change after you spend 120 seconds to read every word of this article and become well-informed on permanent hair removal. After analyzing the facts you will be able to make a decision on whether or not light based hair removal is right for you.
How It Works
Light based hair removal uses a light wavelength that targets dark coloured materials usually the pigment of the hair. A hand held device is then used to target these areas and remove hair from them. This procedure works best for those with fair coloured skin and dark coloured hair. With darker skin, it is harder to target these areas. People with darker skin can be treated, but results are slower and more sessions are required.
Different types of hair respond differently to these procedures. Coarse dark hair seems to respond the best to laser treatment. Light hair is more difficult to treat. Blonde or red hair becomes extremely complicated. With lighter hair, results are variable and you must have multiple treatment sessions.
Actually, almost everyone requires multiple treatment sessions for optimal results. This is because hair grows in cycles. Not all of the hairs are in the growth phase at any given time. Additional sessions ensure that you catch all of the hairs when they are in the growth phase.
Cost of Hair Removal
The costs of hair removal can vary depending on your location and the area you are having treated and the technology used such as laser or IPL . However, they range from £40.00 to £500.00 per session. Because this is a form of medical care, it is always best to seek the clinic with the highest quality rather than the lowest price. Laser hair removal requires many years of training, individual attention, experience, and a trained, caring, and professional therapist.
Side Effects of light based Hair Removal
Most patients do experience some very minor side effects after each session. This is usually in the form of a mild sunburn-type sensation that goes away in 2-3 hours. Moisturizers and cool compresses can help to relieve any discomfort during this time. Any small blister areas that may appear should be treated with a topical cooling gel like aloe vera until resolved. Because you have been exposed to this particular form of light ray, sun block should be used for up to 6 weeks after treatment if you expect to be exposed to the sun. Any further instructions should be given by your therapist.
If you tired of waxing or shaving, light based hair removal may be the perfect solution for you. Now that you know a little more about it, you should be able to make the right choice for you. Look out for our next blog as there we will enlighten you to you the differences between laser and IPL because there is a BIG difference.
Until next time xx