In the Broad Sense: Laser Hair Removal
Understandably enough, having visible hair on our faces or bodies is a factor that most of us would rather not have to deal with. And while a wide majority of the population spends hundreds and thousands of dollars each year stocking our arsenals with razors, depilatory creams, and DIY waxing kits, laser hair removal has been proven to be one of the most effective ways of getting rid of that unwanted hair forever. The idea of permanent hair removal can seem far-fetched, but laser hair treatments including BBL laser treatment use technologies that employ light to penetrate the skin and damage the follicle without causing permanent harm to the surrounding area.
Among the most popular BBL laser hair removal treatments is bikini laser hair removal to eliminate hair in the bikini area, permanent facial hair removal, and treatments to remove leg hair. The key to its effectiveness is the technology involved and the targeted precision of the light; and for anyone with unwanted hair or excessive hair growth, that efficacy can be a dream come true.
The Bright Idea
BBLs use dual-lamp technology that divides light energy between two lamps, enabling the lamps to last longer and affording the treatment to offer a broad range of wavelengths that allow a more targeted treatment for many skin conditions and skin types. By delivering light energy in multiple, quick bursts rather than all at once, the skin is protected from damage while the follicle temperature is raised progressively to the level required to achieve hair removal. On addition, each light pulse is cooled continually, providing a more comfortable experience and ensuring that treatment time is both efficient and effective. BBL laser recovery time is usually minimal, with any pain or irritation being only mild and requiring only a few days to fade. Most patients, however, require no downtime and can apply makeup and return to normal routines immediately. Naturally, the number of treatments required will be determined by an individual’s specific needs, but five or more treatments will likely be necessary.
Is There a Growing Issue?
Hair may seem natural enough. Everyone has it, regardless of whether they want it or not. But aside from the natural amounts of hair that grow on the human body, there are cases of excessive hair growth that can be caused by factors including genetics; hormone imbalance; endocrine disorders; PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome); and even the use of medications such as hormones, steroids, and oral contraceptives. Though it happens rarely, menopause, puberty, pregnancy, ovarian tumors, and drug usage can also lead to excessive hair growth. Consulting with a urogynecologist or other medical specialist to diagnose an underlying issue might be necessary and beneficial to your overall health. The exact cause of the hair growth will also help determine treatment options for removal and ensure that laser treatment will be effective.
Shed some light on the hairy issue! Call the experts at Coyle Institute to schedule a consultation and learn more today!