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Laser Hair Removal Explained

Aug 17, 2007
Laser hair removal is the act of using laser technology to destroy hair growth at the follicle. Along with the increase in the cosmetic procedure industries, such as plastic surgery, laser hair removal has become increasingly popular. The reason why people would choose to get laser hair removal done is because it claims, by destroying hair follicles at the root, regrowth will be slowed or actually stop completely where the procedure is done.

When getting laser hair removal you must think about many different ups and downs of going with this particular procedure. With laser hair removal, although it may be convenient, it can be permanent, so if you feel that you may at some point want to grow hair again, and you've gone through laser hair removal procedures, it might be an impossibility to regain the ability to grow hair. This can also be an up to getting laser hair removal. If you have a problem with excessive hair growth in places where hair growth is not desired, you can go through the procedure and see some positive results in the hair growth slowing down, or even stopping completely.

Laser hair removal procedures unfortunately are not a one time deal. Many times you must return and go through many sessions of the laser hair removal. This can be costly as well as painful at times. Using hot lasers to remove the hair from your body can cause burning and scaring which also may be irreversible. If you are interested in getting laser hair removal you should check the credentials of the person who is performing the procedure. Your best bet for finding someone who can offer you the best level of service because of their experience and knowledge in the procedure is a Dermatologist.

With the technologies growing significantly in laser hair removal, and the popularity of the procedure booming, many salons now offer laser hair removal as well as permanent make-up. These places aren't typically using professional medically certified Dermatologists to perform the procedures. This can be dangerous and costly. If you have laser hair removal done and the procedure is botched by inexperience, the damage done could be lifelong and non repairable.

If you have excessive hair growth and you have tried other forms of treatment such as depilatory creams and standard shaving, then you may want to consider laser hair removal as an option to rid your life of that pesky hair. To find a laser hair removal provider in your area, you can search in the yellow pages under hair removal, or, the better bet would be to get a referral to a laser hair removal center through a medically trained, licensed dermatologist. Make sure before settling on laser hair removal that you weigh all of your options out and choose the one that will be most cost efficient, long lasting, and worth your time and money. Remember, if the job gets botched sometimes the scarring that happens can be forever. Are you willing to risk that? With everything there is a risk, just make sure you weigh your options before settling on laser hair removal.
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