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Getting a Laser Facial Hair Treatment

Aug 17, 2007
Facial hair has quite often been deemed as unhygienic and awkward. Facial hair on women especially, is often considered socially unacceptable. But these days, both men and women are becoming more conscious of facial hair. Plucking, waxing and shaving are usually the methods used for removal of facial hair. Unfortunately, most facial hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, require outgrowth (of the hair) before removing unwanted hair.

The factors behind excessive facial hair are most commonly genes and/or hormones. Age is another factor for excessive facial hair, as both women and men tend to grow hair on their ears as they grow older. Laser therapy is the newest method to get rid of all these embarrassing strands, forever.

Laser Therapy For Facial Hair
Laser treatment is considered a gentle, effective, and convenient solution (especially for facial hair) for both men and women. Both the Diode Laser System and Intense Pulsed Light System (IPL) use targeted flashes of light in order to block the re-growth potential of the hair follicle. This therapy usually does not damage surrounding tissues and each device targets a number of hair follicles simultaneously - thus making this a good treatment for catering to large areas of hair removal. Laser removes the hair at the follicle and reaches the root directly, thus ingrown hair is also removed in the process.

The length of an individual treatment may last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, and has some depending factors:
* Size of the area to be treated.
* Kind of hair.
* Skin type.

Laser hair removal for the upper lip takes about 5 minutes. Laser hair removal therapy for the full face can take about 15 minutes. The therapy demands repeated on a monthly basis and typically, people require 4-6 sessions.

In some cases, the treatment may cause some minor discomfort - from a slight tingling to a slight pinch. For those patients who cannot tolerate the pain on the sensitive facial areas, topical anesthesia is provided.

The ultimate appearance of the treated area immediately after the laser hair removal session will vary from patient to patient. Side effects are considered rare, provided they are done with the right laser specifications and from a reputed clinic. Any kind of swelling or redness at the treatment site usually vanishes within a couple hours.

Benefits
* Permanency
* Ingrown hair on the face can also be removed permanently
* Pain free

Precautions for Laser Facial Hair Removal
One needs to take certain precautions before going for the treatment.
* Although laser hair removal specialists proclaim the therapy as permanent, a 50% reduction after three treatments, performed six weeks apart, is more realistic. Especially on facial areas, maintenance treatments are extremely important to ensure complete removal of facial hair.

* It is recommended that patients avoid laser treatment around the eyes - on the brow area and in between the eyes. Because laser rays can penetrate deeply, it can have harmful if not performed correctly and may have long-term implications. Tweezing and waxing is considered a better solution in these areas.

The face is the index of the mind - let it be clean and spotless. Lose hair through laser treatment and let your face glow!
About the Author
Owen Walcher is a freelance writer, writing laser hair removal articles such as Facial Laser Hair Treatment You can find more laser hair removal articles here: http://www.laserhair-removalnews.com/
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