Thursday, 13 November 2014

Laser Hair Removal: Am I a Good Candidate?

This is a guest post from Molly who is a freelance writer for Colaz.

Laser hair removal for years been appreciated as one of the most effective methods for removing unwanted hair on different parts of the body. The method utilizes laser beams which are directed to the skin and particularly on individual hair follicles this destroying hair from the roots. This makes it hard for hair to grow again and this is what makes the treatment reliable and capable of producing long lasting results. 

Despite the fact that laser hair removal is ideal and efficient, it is important to note that it does not work well for all people. The question therefore is whether you are a candidate for this kind of treatment and this should be understood before booking your appointment with your therapist. So, are you a candidate for laser hair treatment?

Laser Hair Removal: Am I a Good Candidate?

Below are some of the factors you should consider when deciding on this hair removal method:

1)Skin and Hair Pigmentation:

Laser Hair Removal: Am I a Good Candidate?

Laser hair removal is suitable for people who have dark hair and light skin. This is because the laser beams used during the hair removal use dark pigment or melanin found in the hair to help target the hair follicles. If you are fair skinned, then you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. Unlike in the past, new laser technology has been advanced and can therefore be used on darker and lighter skinned people. You should however confirm to ensure that your spa or clinic of choice has the latest technology to offer these advanced services. Gray, red and blonde haired people can still undergo laser hair removal but the results are not very effective.

2)Understand the risks and side effects well

Laser Hair Removal: Am I a Good Candidate?

Before starting with the laser hair removal, it is good to discuss with your therapist or research to understand all the risks and side effects associated with the treatment. While laser hair treatment is generally safe, it is good to understand that there are some minor side effects whose magnitude could vary from one person to the other. These include crusting, irritation, pigment change and scabbing.

3)Are willing to go all the way?

Laser Hair Removal: Am I a Good Candidate?

Laser hair removal requires a number of sessions for the desired results to be achieved. There are also other requirements especially when it comes to the after care and you must be willing to follow all the instructions carefully in order to heal and have lasting results. This will help minimize the side effects. Your specialist should lay everything on the table for you to understand what is expected of you during and after the treatment.

4)If you are tied of ineffective methods:

Laser Hair Removal: Am I a Good Candidate?

You are also a good candidate for laser hair removal if you are tired of painful waxing and bumps associated with shaving. Additionally, people tired of shaving every other day will find laser hair removal to be suitable and this therefore makes them very good candidates for this treatment. 

Laser removal is a very effective way of dealing with unwanted hair in areas such as bikini area, under arms, upper lips and full legs for ladies and chest, back and abdomen for men. Always make sure to get your treatment from a properly equipped and licensed spa or clinic for quality and effective results. Do not go for anything but the best services.

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