If you are embarrassed about excessive growth of hair in unwanted areas of your body, look no further than laser hair removal in La Jolla. Laser hair removal is a technique whereby unwanted hair follicles are weeded out of the body permanently by means of laser rays. Considered to be one of the most advanced treatments for unwanted hair removal, laser hair removal is safe and effective. Older methods of tweezing, waxing, threading, depilatories and even electrolysis do not come close to the laser hair removal technique in terms of sheer comfort and effectiveness. Excessive growth of hair especially in the facial areas is a source of continual embarrassment for some women and because the facial area is so delicate, very few methods can actually be used safely. Removing facial hair or hair in any other delicate area of the body is simpler with laser because it is gentle and safe.
Most skin types can be treated with laser but since the laser gets absorbed by melanin, the most effective results are seen on darker hair. In this method, the laser just pulses long enough to heat up the hair follicle (fraction of a second) and significantly reduces the ability of the follicles to regrow. Many hair follicles can be treated simultaneously and this makes it easy for large areas of the body to be treated quickly and safely. The main advantage of this method is that it allows the skin to cool before, during and after every laser pulsing while at the same time directing the ray towards the hair follicles.
Unlike the older methods of shaving, waxing or depilatories, removal of hair by laser ensures an almost permanent hair reduction and long term delay of regrowth of hair. Although electrolysis also promises permanent reduction of hair growth, it treats a single strand of hair at a time making the whole process very painful and tedious. In contrast, laser hair removal in La Jolla is more easily tolerable and has often been likened to the snap of a rubber band. Some people may have certain sensitive areas which might feel more painful but this can be remedied by the application of a topical numbing cream on those areas before the treatment begins. The procedure usually lasts between a few minutes to an hour but it depends upon the areas being treated. Chin, bikini line, underarms normally take less than 20 minutes.
The advantage of laser hair treatment is that you can resume your normal activities immediately. A little bit of redness and swelling is common and nothing to worry about. Make-up can be applied shortly after the laser treatment although harsh chemicals should be avoided. The period of treatments varies from 3 -6 treatments for light-skinned people and 4- 8 treatments for the darker-skinned. The time frame is spaced out between 4 to 8 weeks for optimum results. Laser hair removal in Phoenix works very well for those looking for permanent reduction of hair and has been proven to be safe and effective.