By now, almost everyone has heard of the revolutionary technique of laser hair removal to remove hair. The hair removal industry is a huge multi-billion dollar worldwide business, and laser hair removal continues to be the leader in hair removal techniques. Almost anyone who has heard of it or tried it catches on that advancements in hair removal can only grow with the invention of laser hair removal and the machines that perform this treatment.
Painless Hair Removal
One of the most attractive features of laser hair removal is the fact that, despite the folks that have a very low pain tolerance, the procedure is not as painful compared to plucking or waxing. If a person is presented with the fact that all their unwanted hair, all their embarrassing moments where they forgot to shave an area or feel stubble growing at an alarming rate, can be eliminated within a few treatments, many will sign up.
Therefore the industry recognized that pain is one major feature to keep working on. Thus the latest laser machines work to combat any pain or discomfort in treating the skin. Some machines perform a variation of heat/cold to trick the skin from feeling any sensation. At Liliana Laser Clinic in Toronto, they currently use a machine that does this in combination with using a sweeping motion.
Often, the older laser machines, would still manage to skip certain areas of the skin. If you are familiar with laser hair removal, the laser is applied to the skin by a technician who goes inch by inch to cover the whole treated area. Of course human error can affect how well the coverage of each treatment is. Now the latest machines work to diminish the possibility of human error of skipping certain areas by using motion or tracking to guide the laser to the hair pores. In addition, they can have a larger surface area on the probe.
Speed, length and amount of treatments
Another area of the laser hair removal equation, is the speed and efficiency of the treatments. Of course it is virtually impossible to bypass the fact that the body grows hair in cycles. Therefore, in order to treat all hair, you have to hit all those cycles. Fortunately the cycles are not necessarily endless – over a certain amount of time. This is why laser hair removal is so effective – and really does reduce hair. Even if only one or two cycles of hair grow in over the course of months or years, it still drastically reduces the need to shave.
So in spite of cycles and the need for a certain amount of treatments, at least the treatments can be quicker and more effective. Therefore, the laser hair removal industry has also focused on this aspect of advancing their machines. The latest machines are more effective in working faster by covering more surface area and effecting a faster zapping process.
Skin Pigmentation and hair colour
Faced with the fact that we must shave, wax, pluck and depilate for our entire lives or go through a series of treatments that costs about the cost of a nice large flat-screen TV, it is easy to see why laser hair removal is such a hot business.
But blondes with darker skin or dark skinned people with lighter hair may have found laser hair treatments in the past less effective for them. The latest laser machines are also effective in distinguishing even the smallest difference in pigment between the skin and hair to help this issue. Because the technology works in that it recognizes a difference in pigmentation, this is still a process that requires more attention from the industry in coming years.
Laser Hair Removal is a great way to remove unwanted hair
Due to its many benefits and the fact that any downsides are diminishing as the years go by, laser hair removal continues to be arguably the best way to remove unwanted hair. Places like Liliana Laser Clinic in Toronto keep an eye out for industry breakthroughs in laser hair removal and other skincare treatments in order to provide customers the most effective care.