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DIY Laser Hair Removal and Why It Isn't Effective

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DIY Laser Hair Removal and Why It Isn't Effective

Stubborn hair has a habit of sticking around when you least want it. Many people will spend thousands of dollars over the course of their lives on shaving, waxing, and using other hair removal methods. Instead of battling unwanted hair on a weekly or even daily basis, why not consider laser hair removal instead.

Laser hair removal can get rid of unwanted hair permanently and without the pain of other removal methods. There are a lot of advertisements for DIY laser hair removal, but you should always consult a professional. Beauty Fairy discusses the dangers and drawbacks of DIY laser hair removal below.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal makes use of targeted pulsed of light to kill hair follicles. This will result in the follicle no longer being able to produce or grow hair. These laser treatments are specially targeted to reach a specific layer of the skin without causing damage to the other layers. It is important that a trained professional apply the laser treatments to ensure they are effective, and to prevent damage to surrounding tissues.

YAG lasers are the most common form of tool used to focus light beams for the hair removal process. IPL lights may also be used, but these are less effective on certain types of hair. Hair grows in cycles, which consist of a period of active growth and a period of rest. As a result, laser treatments will only be able to target a certain percentage of hair during each session.

The Hair Removal Process by Professionals

When a professional performs laser hair removal treatments, they are able to adjust each pulse to meet the size and depth needs of the area they are treating. This is essential because there are different skin tones and hair types to consider. They will be able to perform the treatment in a way that ensures the best results while also reducing any discomfort felt during the procedure. When a laser is used by someone without proper training, it can result in scars, burns, and a less than effective hair removal treatment.

DIY Laser Hair Removal

A lot of new products on the market involve DIY laser hair removal solutions, but they are not as effective as you'd initially believe. The majority, if not all at-home devices are pulsed light and not proper laser beams that work to remove the hair in any effective way. The lasers used in a professional setting are much more powerful, hence the need for specialized training and skilled application for proper results. The good news is that DIY light beams are too weak to cause damage, but this means they are also extremely weak in removing any real hair. In addition, DIY hair removal devices have a very short lifespan which will mean that you end up repurchasing the light elements more often than you may have planned.

Customized Treatments

Everyone has different hair and different skin. Laser hair removal professionals take these factors into account when creating a treatment plan. At-home devices all have a single setting that is expected to work for everyone, but this simply isn’t possible. Many people with darker skin tones are more at risk of negative results such as scarring when using one size fits all DIY devices instead of visiting a professional.

Lasers can be helpful and harmful in equal measure. Working with a trained professional will ensure that you get the best treatment possible for your specific needs. Aftercare is also very important and when you are treated by a professional, and you will get proper instructions on how to care for your skin post-treatment.

Laser Skin Care by Beauty Fairy

We know that saving money but also getting the best beauty care is important. Here at Beauty Fairy, we make sure to do both of these things so you can live a better, happier life. With our treatments, your confidence can be rejuvenated again. To learn more about our Laser Hair Removal in Richmond Hill, be sure to visit our website and call us today!

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