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How Hair Laser Treatment Works


There are so many laser hair treatment removal systems available today that it can be hard to understand the differences. For years, laser hair removal has been a popular way for women to remove unwanted hair without having to use harsh chemicals or a razor. Now, men are taking advantage of laser hair treatments to avoid shaving certain areas of their bodies.

Ruby laser system was once the most common and well-known type of laser hair treatment removal systems. Most people with light and fair skin have success with this type of system. not so much with darker-skinned people. This also includes those with tans. However, ruby lasers only coverage a small area of the body and take much longer to complete than newer systems that have come onto the market. Since of the limitations, this type of hair laser treatment system has recently taken a back seat to other systems.

Alexandrite laser system is not as limited as the Ruby laser system. You can use the Alexandrite laser system on large parts of the body and the skin types can vary from very fair to a deep olive tone. This type of laser hair treatment removal is gaining popularity because of the diversity it offers.

Diode laser system is mostly used on very dark-skinned people and also policies a large area of the body for quick treatments. Most fair or light-skinned people do not have the success that darker skinned people do when they use this system.

Long pulse laser hair treatment system can be used on virtually every skin type and tone, even if you tan. The system is quick and effectively removes hair in large areas of the body, but many people find it to be less comfortable than other systems.

Pulsed light laser system doesn't use lasers at all, but rather the equivalent of a laser is used to remove hair from the body. They are a bit more challenging to use and generally cost higher. The results are the same as standard laser hair treatments, but it is not as evasive.

While it's not common, it is possible to develop an infection after laser hair treatment procedures. The lasers essentially burn the hair out from under the skin. The skin around the lasered hair can become inflamed and if not protected an infection can occur. You should be aware of the potential complications before you choose this method of hair removal.

Laser hair removal is extremely popular with men and women. With the help of lasers, you can do away with the hair follicles and have smooth skin so you no longer have to worry about shaving. Unfortunately, there are some side effects that you should be aware of. There are people that will have to deal with certain infections that can be problematic.

Basically, laser hair removal is something that is done with the help of a small laser beam. It will destroy the hair follicles in the places that you no longer want to grow hair. Since it does damage to the follicle, the area will need to have time to heal. It is at this time that you run the risk of infection.

You can always expect some irritation where the follicle was destroyed, it may be sore or red and even swollen after you have had it done. Bacterial infections are what a lot of people get as these areas are opened up and vulnerable to bacterial. Make sure that you get any sign of an infection treated right away as this could result in permanent scarring or discoloring.

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You need to know how you can protect yourself from any types of infections. If you happen to be out in the sun a lot, then you will be opening yourself up to infections. Look for any scabs or bruises near the area as a sign of infection. Those that have sensitive skin, herpes and even red hair are more prone to infections.

By Zoe Newf, published at 04/05/2012
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