The technological innovation of laser hair removal took place during 1980s. Years 1970 to 1980 was the era of its experimental realm. This was the time when the technology kept on improving and progressing, and finally in mid 1990s, it was over to public who wanted to remove unwanted hair from their body.
Why Laser Hair Removal?
There are a number of conventional solutions available for removing hair but they are not much effective. People usually use traditional methods like tweezing, waxing, shaving, depilatory creams etc to get rid of unwanted hair. The biggest drawback of these methods is that hair is likely to return back within 3 to 7 days. Electrolysis is far better than conventional methods but it causes great pain due to the fact that each hair follicle is treated once at a time. Some people use oral medications like proscar and spironoolactone that are effective but do not suit everyone. Laser hair removal is far better than these methods because it is fast, reliable, effective, long lasting and causes less pain.
Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair from any part of the body like face, upper lip, chin, bikini line, ear lobes, underarms, neck, chest, abdomen, arms, hands, legs, toes etc. The results are very effective and lasts for many weeks until hair become slightly visible.
Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal:
Apart from its popularity as an effective approach, laser hair removal has a number of risks and side effects associated with it. Mostly the side effects are temporarily like pain, burning, roasting, swelling, scarring etc. Permanent side effects are very rare and include permanent scar or darkening/lightening of affected area.
Skin Care after Laser Hair Removal:
Special care should be taken after your skin goes through laser hair removal treatment. Therefore it is advised to talk to your practitioner and ask him about post laser treatment care. One should avoid direct sunlight, too much makeup and drink lots of water and fruit juices.