How Does Home Laser Hair Removal Work?
Out of all the hair removal techniques out there, laser hair removal is the most exciting and trusted among beauty enthusiasts. Hair removal is not about vanity as much as it is about comfort, convenience, and choice regarding how to present oneself. Despite the many benefits, the biggest drawback of laser hair removal is its cost. Depending on the hair growth and the surface area to be treated, it can cost up to a hundred dollars and even more per session. It’s also not a one-time treatment, as you have to undergo several treatment sessions for several months at an interval of a few weeks. So you can very well imagine how much the cost is going to pile up. This is why many people are now opting for Home laser hair removal. Before we dig deeper, let’s understand the basic working principles of the treatment. It will help us build a solid foundation for understanding the rest.
How does it work?
The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicles, which absorb the light. After that, the hair follicle either gets destroyed or gets damaged to the point that the hair growth is stunted. At-home laser devices work in the same way. They emit a laser pulse which targets the hair follicles. The area around the roots gets heated up, and the growth of new hair is prevented for a long time. However, the machines that professionals use are much larger and more powerful in their efficacy.
How do you use it?
The use depends on the at-home laser treatment device you are using. The device is generally pointed at the area where hair needs to be targeted. Once that section is treated, you can move to another area. Each area will require a certain number of pulses. The monitor of the device will keep the number of pulses per body part in check. You can see the number of pulses in the devices display, so that you will know when the specific area has been effectively treated. The treatment has to be done at an interval of a few weeks. You cannot use it more frequently under and circumstances. This would make your skin extremely sensitive and even pose a risk of first degree burns.
Where can you use it?
You can use at home devices on any area that can be treated with an in-clinic laser. It can be used on underarms, the bikini area, arms, upper lips, stomach, hands, etc., but you have to use it cautiously as at-home devices can feel a bit painful. The feeling is described as a stinging sensation that can persist for some time. The salon-grade treatment includes the use of a numbing gel; this makes the pain less noticeable. The accompanied redness and soreness, along with the pain, will subside after a few hours. It’s normal and happens to most people during treatment. However, if you experience more severe symptoms, or your symptoms go not go away, seek medical attention.
Does it work?
According to clinical tests and user reviews, the at-home device can successfully remove at least 70% of the hair-growth in just a few sessions. However, you have to use it consistently and follow the instructions carefully. You can always seek expert advice rather than taking the matter entirely in your own hands.
Home laser hair removal can be cost-effective and produce successful results. However, you have to be mindful of where and how to use it. Do your research well before investing. In case your skin is allergic to chemicals or sensitive to the treatment, it is better to consult a doctor before proceeding.