Nothing is more frustrating than having hair that needs to be removed and not knowing which treatment option is the best for you. Have you ever wondered what treatments are available and which treatment to use? Below we will discuss laser hair removal at home and compare it to professional laser hair removal at a salon.
Laser hair removal is a procedure that creates a concentrated beam of light, known as laser. This laser beam is used to remove unwanted hair from your body. During a laser hair removal treatment, the laser beam creates a light absorbed by the pigment melanin. This light energy is then converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs known as hair follicles. This delays future hair growth.
Laser hair removal effectively delays hair growth for extended periods; it doesn’t remove permanent hair. Multiple laser hair removal treatments are necessary for hair removal, followed by maintenance treatments. Laser hair removal is most effective for light skin and dark hair, but it can be successfully used on all skin types.
There are two critical options for laser hair removal treatments on the market today; one is using a laser at home, and the other is going to a salon to get treatment by a qualified professional. Both processes are very similar. A laser is placed on the hair, which then heats and melts the hair from your body, hence removing it. It is a quick and painless procedure and very effective as a hair removal treatment.
The main difference between at-home laser hair removal and getting it done in a salon is the spectrum of the laser beam. Home products provide a broader range of the laser to cover. This means that it may remove other particles besides the hair you wish to remove. A salon treatment is much more specific and has a narrower beam, which provides a more accurate pinpointing of the hail follicles to remove.
The type of treatment you chose to use will depend on several factors. If you are unable to attend appointments at a salon for any reason, then at home, laser treatments are the way to proceed. If you can afford the high cost of attending a salon, an at-home laser hair treatment will work well.
If you are concerned about removing other particles apart from hair or are worried about accurately using the laser beam, then getting your hair treatments in a salon could work well for you. Having a professional treat your hair gives you peace of mind and more accurate results.
Laser hair removal is an effective treatment designed for long-lasting hair removal. Depending on your needs, you can choose to do it yourself at home or get professional laser hair removal by a licensed esthetician. The main difference between doing it yourself and having it done professionally is in the accuracy of the laser beam.
For any questions about laser hair removal treatments, contact us at Flawless Skin Center or call us at (818) 848-2288.