Laser Hair Removal – A Boon to the Urban Population
Read this article till the end to understand the why Laser hair removal is an effective solution to hair removal and how does laser hair removal works?
How many of us decide our clothing for an event or party based on the time we have to wax or shave? All of us, isn’t it? Imagine if you had no body hair and you could wear whatever you want, whenever. Such a relief!
There are 5 million hair follicles on a body. In our society, body hair is often considered unattractive. We are constantly chasing hypothetical ideas of beauty which leads to a lack of self-confidence.
Some of us also remove our body hair because of hygiene. We might be prone to severe sweating because of excessive hair, especially armpits and pubic areas, which in turn might be prone to bacteria that breed due to sweat and moisture.
What we forget, however, is that shaving and waxing can cause infections like folliculitis, which is an infection of hair follicles, resulting in boils, and contact dermatitis due to dryness of the skin. This happens because of friction that leads to scars and marks, which are quite painful especially in delicate and sensitive areas of our body.
The most ideal way to get rid of your hair is Laser Hair Reduction from a USFDA approved machine as it is not painful. It doesn’t give you any scars or marks and is convenient for private and sensitive parts. It is long term, permanent, and safe.
How does Laser hair removal work?
There are three different stages of hair growth: Anagen – the active growing phase, Catagen – the transition phase, Telogen – the resting phase. Laser light is effective only during the Anagen phase and therefore all your hair cannot be removed at once, since your hair would be indifferent phases and cannot be identified through the naked eye. Multiple sessions therefore are required for complete hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a procedure that works on the principle of selective photo thermolysis. It is a concentrated beam of light that is attracted by the dark pigments in the hair called melanin.Dark pigments absorb the light energy and convert it to heat energy. The heat then destroys the hair follicle, the bulb of the hair follicle where the blood supplies the hair with oxygen along with the stem cells which are responsible for hair regeneration. The hair, which was once thick in size loses its strength, becomes thinner and thinner with every laser hair removal session until it’s reduced to a size that is not visible to the naked eye.