Types of Lasers for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is still in its early development. It was only in 1995 that the Food and Drug Administration approved the first laser for hair removal, the Soft Light. This laser produced a beam of light that would destroy hair follicles and needed an application of a carbon-based lotion to darken the hairs in order to be effective. Unfortunately it wasn’t perfect and still needed improvement, as it could possibly damage proximal skin cells. Eventually, scientists realized that there had to be a more effective method by targeting the melanin/pigment in the hair. Lasers continue to develop and improve, creating more effective and [...]


Posted by admin - October 31, 2011 at 8:16 pm

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Hair Removal for Men

Back in the day a thick pelt of chest hair was a displayed like a hairy badge of honor. Think of seventies icons like Burt Reynolds and his man fur or Tom Jones and his polyester shirt opened to his waist. Ladies were treated to an eyefull of virile chest rugs everywhere. The times have changed, however, and these days excessive amounts of man hair doesn’t necessarily send the ladies swooning. It used to be that hair removal for men would be limited to athletes like cyclists and swimmers to make them more streamlined. Most bodybuilders remove their body hair to better showcase their [...]


Posted by admin - October 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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Frequency of Treatments

Hair follicles grow in three phases: anagen (the active growth phase), catagen (the end of the active growth) and the telogen phase ( the resting phase). A laser only affects the active growing hair follicles (in the anagen phase). As a result, treatments are usually spaced four to six weeks apart. The frequency of treatments can also depend on the area being treated and the growth cycle for that part. The face, for example, usually needs more regular sessions in three to four week intervals. Treatments on the legs can be done less often (e.g. six weeks between sessions). You need to be patient! [...]


Posted by admin - October 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

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Laser Hair Removal Side Effects

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective choice for most people but like anything else, you must be aware of possible risks and side effects. The complications of laser hair removal are rare if administered by an experienced and skilled technician, therefore it is important to do your research, choose a reputable clinic and check out the technician’s credentials. The most common side effects of laser hair are temporary and minor. Normal side effects of laser hair removal can include pain, redness, itching and swelling. This often depends on how sensitive your skin is. Firstly, the pain experienced during a laser hair removal [...]


Posted by admin - October 17, 2011 at 3:15 am

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Preparation For a Laser Hair Removal Session

Preparing for a laser hair removal session can be daunting. It is important to research clinics and the types of lasers they use to find the best fit. Most clinics offer free consultations to give you more details of what to expect, how much your sessions will cost according to the area to be treated and the number of sessions to expect. First of all, forget about feeling shy. You are dealing with trained professionals. They chose this career, they have seen it all and they are here to help you.You will not shock them. They are not judging you. Regardless of how hairy [...]


Posted by admin - October 16, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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