Laser hair removal is essentially the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure of intense pulses of light to the hair follicles, which completely destroy the hair germ. It was first done experimentally for nearly twenty years before being commercially available in 1996 and 1995. Since then it has gained a lot of popularity as people are getting convinced that it is a safe and permanent way to remove unwanted hair and a lot of women are getting their hairs removed by laser hair removal. Laser hair removal involves a high risk of side effects such as discoloration of skin and temporary bruising and hence is usually only recommended for use on small areas of the body. It is also expensive and not widely available outside of large metropolitan cities.Checkout Laser Hair Removal for more info.
There are several possible side effects of laser hair removal, some of them include temporary pigment changes in the skin (pink or red streaks), scaring, swelling, flaking of the skin, thinning of the skin, and uneven skin tone. However, these side effects are often temporary and will subside within a few days of your session. One side effect that is more common is skin discoloration. This is caused because the laser beam passes through the epidermis and in doing so it causes a reaction in the melanin cells found in the dermis of the skin. Melanin is responsible for the color of our skin and is also what determines our skin tone. The intensity of the laser beam can vary, which may mean that the skin may need to be re-tightened following treatment.
Although all lasers are capable of permanently removing hair, some treatments are much more effective than others at treating hair at the root. Epilation is one type of laser hair removal that can treat the entire surface of the skin whereas other lasers may be capable of treating only certain portions of the skin. If you have dark skin and want your hair treated permanently, then you should look into electrolysis. Electrolysis is often much more effective at removing hair at the root than any other form of laser hair removal, and it has the least possible risk of creating additional side effects.