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For many women, excessive hair growth on the legs, in the armpits, and along the bikini area is downright unhygienic and unattractive. To get rid of unwanted hair, a lot of women resort to quick hair removal or depilation methods like shaving, plucking, and waxing that offer short-term results. Fortunately, women can now opt for a safer and less painful modern method: laser hair removal.

laser hair removal

Those who have tried this method can attest to its effectiveness. As such, it is no surprise that it has quickly gained popularity following FDA approval in 1997. WebMD.com discusses the following perks of laser hair removal in Albuquerque.

“Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair. 

Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.

Predictability. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of four to eight sessions.”

Indeed, laser hair removal is a sensible option for those who do not wish to see hair growing back so soon after their last waxing or shaving session. Unlike other depilation methods that allow hair to grow back within a few days or weeks, laser hair removal offers the kind of smoothness that typically lasts anywhere from six months to a year.

Properly spaced visits to a trusted Albuquerque hair removal center like Belleza Med Spa can keep subsequent hair growth at bay. It should be noted, however, that this procedure may not be suitable for every woman. Considering that laser is sensitive to melanin, the dark pigment of the skin and hair, and blind to lighter colors, it may not be safe and effective for women with darker skin tones. Simply put, laser hair removal often works best for women who have light skin and dark hair.

(Source: Laser Hair Removal, WebMD.com)