Laser hair removal is one of the methods to eliminate hair that grows the most in the aesthetic market in the country. Even after so many years of its launch created in the 70s, the method remains in the “trends” ranking in the middle of 2021.
At least two factors keep the choice of laser treatment at the top: increasingly advanced technologies, effective and long-lasting results.
Other benefits of laser hair removal are also noteworthy: and they are what we will talk about better in this text. But first, come to understand how laser hair removal works!
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is a method that consists of applying a light beam (laser) in the region where you want to remove the hair. The technology used for this purpose emits pulses of light that are absorbed by the hair’s pigment (melanin).
The energy produced by the laser converts into heat and destroys the hair follicles, which are the structures responsible for forming and promoting hair growth.
Laser hair removal is commonly applied to areas such as the upper lip, chin, armpits, groin and legs. It is also possible to laser treat other areas of the body to make them smoother, such as the back and chest.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Now that you understand a little more about how laser hair removal works, it’s time to get to know the top 5 benefits of the treatment.
1) Eliminate hair gradually
Laser hair removal is a technique capable of removing hair for a long time. But to reach this result, the process is gradual.
The progressive elimination is less aggressive to the skin and guarantees care by keeping it beautiful and healthy during the treatment.
For a good result, usually 10 sessions are indicated. This number is ideal to promote a 95% reduction in hair. However, the time can vary and can be better defined in an evaluation session at the clinic that will carry out the treatment.
2) Treats different skin tones and hair pattern
When laser hair removal appeared, application on tanned, black and fine-haired skin was contraindicated.
Since then, laser hair removal technology has evolved to the point where it can be used on any type of hair and skin – fine, light, red and down hair, black and albino skin. Especially if the technology has a triple laser tip, which refines the approach of the target hair, increasing the safety of the beam firing.
Also, laser hair removal is one of the best solutions for people who have an allergy to wax , for example.
3) Fights folliculitis and reduces ingrown hairs
Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles . Similar to a pimple, it can appear on regions such as the face and groin, as well as on the legs and thighs.
This discomfort usually has some causes, such as friction caused by clothes, dermatitis, acne and also lesions caused during the attempt to remove the hair.
Ingrown hairs, on the other hand, are the result of cuts made in its structure, as in the process of depilation with a blade . This action causes the part attached to the skin to grow and curve, re-entering the skin, causing inflammation. Laser hair removal prevents this type of friction on the skin, as it eliminates the hair at the root, reducing the need to pull or cut the hair.
4) It is a hair removal for all phototypes and hair thickness
Phototype is the classification of skin based on the reaction it has when exposed to the sun.
This factor is considered for depilatory processes in order to determine whether there is a possibility (or not) of blemishes appearing during applications.
There are six phototype classifications:
phototype I: white skin that always burns and never tans. Considered extremely sensitive to the sun;
phototype II: white skin that always burns and tans little. It is considered sensitive to the sun;
phototype III: light brown skin. This type burns little, always tans and has a sensitivity considered normal to the sun;
phototype IV: moderate brown skin that burns little but always tans. It also has normal sun sensitivity;
phototype V: dark brown skin rarely burns, but always tans. Furthermore, it has little sensitivity to the sun;
phototype VI: black skin is fully pigmented, never burns and is insensitive to the sun.
Among the benefits of laser hair removal is the possibility of applying it to all skin phototypes, without causing any damage or stain.
The same goes for hair thickness. No matter how thick or thin they are, the device’s light beams are able to efficiently destroy the hair follicle.
5) The application is comfortable
One of the main concerns of those looking for depilatory methods is pain.
For a long time, waxing with warm wax was synonymous with pain. But thanks to new hair removal products and techniques, wax has become less uncomfortable. But, if you are very intolerant of pain and want to reduce periodic visits to specialized sites in hair removal, the laser is the most suitable .
Modern technologies with a cooling system in the laser tip promote even more comfort, as it makes the treated area to be cooled even during the procedure.
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