The benefits of laser hair removal
It's a normal reaction to want these removed; whilst they generally don't have any medical issues (unless growing inwards) they can none the less be unpleasant. You may want them removed to simply improve your appearance, as the addition of unwanted hairs can cause stress or lower self esteem.
To this end, Laser hair removal in Edinburgh services offers the opportunity to remove these hairs through a stress free and safe procedure.
Whereas older methods of hair removal, from electrolysis to simply removing the hair, can have instant effects, the hair often grows back quickly. These procedures are also often painful, so repeated uses can be rather stressful and enduring on the human body.
Laser removal, however, targets the follicle of the hair itself. This is part of the hair that encourages the actual growth. By targeting the base of this for removal, this stops the hair from actually growing. With regular laser sessions, which can last for up to 8 months (although sessions are often 4 to 6 weeks apart), the hair will be permanently removed.
This process makes sure that the hair itself is physically removed, rather than constantly cut down. The healing process in between ensures that the overlapping and surrounding skin isn't damaged. This leads to a perfect end-result, with undamaged, hairless skin.
How it works
The laser itself is attracted to melanin. This is the dark pigment found in hair, affecting your natural hair colour. Using this as a conductive medium, the laser sends heat down to the base of the hair follicle, where the excessive heat causes damage. This slows the growth of the hair, eventually stopping it from re-growing.
Due to the use of melanin, the results of laser hair removal can vary depending on both your skin and hair type. Darker skin tones, for example, are more delicate to treat. This is because melanin is also more prevalent in darker skin. As such, the conductive nature of the laser removal process needs to be more delicately applied.
Likewise, lighter skin types are much more difficult to treat. This, in a similar fashion, is because there is less melanin for the laser heat to be attracted to. In short, laser removal treatment is best suited to pale skin types with dark hair. Although most other types and tones are covered, the more delicate procedures may require more time or additional sessions to effectively remove hair.
To conclude, laser hair removal Edinburgh is a very safe and practical option for hair removal. By using a laser to gradually halt the growth, you can both remove the hair and ensure that it doesn't grow back. Equal parts treatment and prevention of future occurrences, these benefits make laser hair removal one of the best modern methods of removing unwanted hairs.