Unwanted body hair has been a pain in most women’s lives since the dawn of time (or their teens). We’ve mastered waxing it, tweezing and even shaving it, but we have yet mastered the art of “Laser Hair Removal”. We think this is because laser hair removal is the one hair removing method that you can’t do on your own “yet” and you need a doctor to do it for you.
This causes a problem sometimes because not all doctors are of the same level of proficiency and one day you may go to a laser clinic and get burnt or scarred because your doctor failed to tell you all the precautions beforehand.
So, to make sure that every woman is fully knowledgeable about the procedure and everything it entails, we’ve compiled for you all that you need to know about laser hair removal, even the things some doctors will not tell you.
1. Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction, not hair removal.
The laser targets a pigment in our skin called “melanin”, which lies deeps in our hair follicle. This causes the hair follicle to heat up, causing either enough damage so that the hair follicle is completely destroyed, or it’s destroyed enough to slow the hair growth process. This means that some hair will never grow back, and some stubborn follicles will grow hair again after a year or so, granted the hairs will be weaker and thinner, but they will grow back none the less. Remember that this is a method to reduce the amount of hair you have, not remove it all completely forever.