Before you go for a run for a lighter and flammable liquid, let’s be clear that this title is just one way to draw your attention to a popular hair removal system that uses laser light to burn hair follicles and prevent them from growing back. . . Or at the very least, go from fast-growing dark hair to slow-growing, nearly invisible hair. While it will burn the hair on your legs, lasers are a considerably safer alternative to trying to get third degree burns yourself, and much less painful.
Laser hair removal is a minor cosmetic procedure in which a qualified technician, or yourself, if you choose to use one of the approved home laser hair removal machines, projects small areas of your skin with high-energy laser light. This energy is absorbed by the melanin in the skin and hair, heating them up and burning the hair follicle to deactivate or kill it. Since skin has less melanin than hair, the skin only gets uncomfortably hot and no blisters or burns form (unless safety procedures are ignored). The result: body and facial hair that falls out on its own after a few days and is replaced by a thinner, lighter or hairless version.
The decision to let the laser burn the hair on your legs comes down to three factors:
- Are you suitable?
- Can you afford it?
- Can you afford about 8 months of treatment?
Not all skin types are suitable for laser hair treatment, and while the best clinics have access to equipment that can burn dark hair on dark skin, the best results are generally achieved on dark hair against light skin. . Therefore, if the hair you want to remove is very light or your skin is medium to dark, laser hair removal may not be suitable for you. If you tan easily, but your original skin tone is fair, you will need to let that tan fade to begin your treatment. This may mean keeping your pins a secret all summer long or wearing sunscreen.
You will also need to take into account the cost and requirements of a long laser hair removal treatment, as legs often require at least 6 to 8 sessions, divided into approximately 6 weeks. That can mean a lot of money and around 8 months in which your legs can’t be exposed to sunlight. You are also not allowed to remove leg hair by waxing or plucking or worse, bleaching, as the laser needs dark hair to work. This can be quite uncomfortable if you enjoy sports like swimming or want to wear short clothes during the summer, so keep that in mind before committing.
For many, the rewards of laser hair removal far outweigh the cost and discomfort. It also outperforms other hair removal methods like no-nonsense hair removal in terms of convenience, and while some discomfort is to be expected, it’s considerably less painless than other permanent hair removal methods like electrolysis. If you are so tired of the hair on your legs that you consider burning it, visit the laser hair removal clinics in your area and you will be pleasantly surprised.