We are quickly moving into the warmer weather months where to some people “less is better” in terms of clothes, extra pounds and hair. There are some very sensitive spots that make hair removal a little tough. You can always continue shaving, waxing and using Nair, but these options can be painful in a variety of ways. Plus, none provide a permanent solution.
Even with all the developing technology, there really isn’t a permanent solution to hair removal. However, laser hair removal is a good option that is somewhat pain free with minimal side effects. By using a concentrated beam of light, it is absorbed into the pigment, damaging the hair follicle and slowing down growth.
One problem with laser hair removal, though, is that it doesn’t work well with all hair colors and skin types. Dark colored hair absorbs the laser light best, especially when contrasted against lighter-colored skin.
The following post discusses a type of laser treatment that is able to help individuals with red, blonde, or grey hair along with different skin tones:
The latest in laser hair removal | Cosmetic Surgery Times
A multisite study on use of the LightSheer Infinity (Lumenis) dual (805 nm and 1060 nm) wavelength laser shows the hair reduction system provides long-term hair reduction, is tolerable without topical anesthetic; works on all skin types; and requires shorter treatment sessions because of its large spot size, according to research presented in April at ASLMS 2016, the 36th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Boston, Mass.
Read more here: The latest in laser hair removal | Cosmetic Surgery Times
In the following video, Alma Laser technology is highlighted. They claim that their lasers treat a wide range of patients and hair types quickly and comfortably to achieve the best possible clinical results. Because it heats the hair follicles gradually and provides simultaneous contact cooling, there is less injury to the surrounding skin:
Again, the new and improved laser hair technology is making it easier for removing bikini line hair, facial hair, and even coarse underarm hair. But how much does this upgraded technology cost? The smaller the area, the less amount you pay.
To remove hair from the whole chest or back, the cost is higher because of more surface area. Smaller areas such as the bikini line and arm pits are less, but you are still looking at around $200 average cost per session. Asking questions such as how many sessions will be required and how many other laser treatments a facility has performed are helpful in making a decision.
The next post is somewhat dated, but it does provide a price range depending on the location:
Laser hair removal is a much longer-term method, but if you’re sure you’ll never again want hair in a specific spot, such as your underarms, it could be worthwhile to consider it. “By getting rid of 70 to 90% of the hair, if not more, you reduce or remove the necessity of hair removal,” explains Dr. Waldorf. “The less you have to do, the less irritation or side effects you’ll get in the long term.” Even though it’s on the pricier side (approximately $50 to $300 per session, depending on the body part), you could wind up cost-cutting on razors, shaving cream, and waxing.
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There are other options for doing your own laser treatments, since there are now products available for individuals to purchase. Brands such as Remington, LumaRX, Tria, and Phillips have home laser treatment devices, and the cost is around the price you pay to have a professional do the job…one time. Some areas might be a little difficult to do yourself, so consider scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist for a professional laser hair removal consultation.