Hair laser is primarily a technology using which one can remove hair permanently from specific parts of the skin. In the US alone, most cosmetic companies offering such services have more then 150 nationwide centers, providing at least 3 – 4 reputable options for customers in each US city. The technology has been around for more than a decade, and has seen reasonably good performance. Although side effects of laser hair-removal technology have circulated in the media for some time, the rate of success remains quite high. Observations and reports amongst users in the US reveal that about 25 out of every 100,000 users of hair laser suffered problems like darkening of the skin areas exposed to the treatment.
Hair laser targets the destruction of hair follicles underneath the skin. This can possibly extend to prove that the under-skin area is exposed to the laser rays, which can potentially destroy body cells. As a result fears of cancer have been related to hair laser. However, the fact remains that no cancerous result has been related to hair laser technology anywhere in the world. The fact that similarly penetrating treatments and infusions into the human body have been related to dangerous effects such as growth of cancerous cells, had led to an intermediate false belief that hair lasers may end up showing similar hazards. Even before the use of it on a mass-scale, such beliefs were shunned away, as hair lasers used the band of light energies which were not harmful for humans.
Although great care and scientific measures have always been taken to ensure that it does not harm humans, it is interesting to note that a minor section of users around the world has had some complaints. The technology has been around for more than 50 years. Before the 1970s when it was first used as commercially, hair laser had been in use for about 20 years in the US. As an inherent part of advanced dermatology back then, hair laser was not a means of investing in the future. It was only a fantasy, just like we know about buying man-made islands in today’s day and age.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) was the basic technology that even today plays a major role in hair lasers. Although it was not technically a laser ray that was being used, IPL was known for similar mechanisms and effects had the virtues of full-spectrum light. However, the first medical journal encompassing the complete picture of hair lasers never came out until 1998. The intriguing delay was caused by a long wait for the technology to spring into popularity, both in terms of cost, as well as the possibility of affecting a considerable proportion of users. Although the percentage of adverse effects is less than 0.3 percent amongst users, a reliable fact journal was inevitable form a reputed source like Massachusetts General Hospital.
Hair laser works on the principle of concentrated light energy. Although not harmful at first impression, it is important to understand that the power used in destroying hair follicles could be more than adequate to affect other minute structures in the body. One of such micro-elements in the body is melanin. This chemical is responsible for coloration of the skin. For every individual or race, melanin composition is only dependent on the amount of exposure it has had to light. As a result, people with darker skins typically come from tropical belts where the sun is brighter, while pale-skinned people come from temperate and northern belts where the sun is relatively mellower. This has been a common factor for most people unless they have tried bleaching their skins artificially by changing their melanin content.
By the use of hair lasers, one can easily affect melanin content, since it is closely related to follicle growth. However, approved sources of laser hair-removal operations have been noted to keep such effects to a minimum. If your melanin content deviates by a negligible concentrate, the visible effect on the skin is negligible as well. This has been one of the major cruxes of the various side effects, for which people have shown concern. Improvements have been steadily flowing into the matters of permanent cosmetic changes in general. As a changing trend, hair lasers have gained entry into various continents. However, it is still the most expensive cosmetic change one can opt for. People are however satisfied with the results of hair lasers.
The general opinion regarding hair lasers is on the positive side with most women around the world. A small percentage of 0.3 in the adverse reactions category is not enough to deviate someone from thinking about a permanent cosmetic change. Hair growth is a common feature amongst all humans. However, a cosmetic arena is an area that would rather not allow it on women, and sometimes men as well. With the spread of modern styles and expensive fashion, combined with human liking, one has been able to realize the benefits of permanent hair removal. Women especially may have the urge to solve waxing ordeals in the conveniences brought forward by hair lasers. Using it on local parts of the body or face has been the most common trend.
In reputed labs, every sitting costs 500 USD, proving that localized usage is an economical option, if someone is bothered about hair growth in a particular area of the body or face. Hence it is common for women to go for localized laser hair removal sessions, getting done with the treatment in a couple of days at the most. The fact that safety and precautionary measures advise one body part per sitting, also makes an ideal laser hair removal – that is also your money’s worth – expensive.
Wrongful administration of hair lasers can result in totally adverse conditions. Pimples, scab, infection and puerperal growth are some of the side effects one can receive. The darkening of the skin that we talked about earlier, may often be only a pre-condition of such side effects. You may have worries regarding such side effects, but only when you choose ‘economical’ means of doing so. That does not mean you refuse an offer where you can save about 50 – 100 USD, but offers which promise ‘no side effects’ at half prices or lesser, should be cross checked. One of the biggest resources of finding hair laser labs in the US, is the internet. You can not only provide yourself with adequate safety, but also get decent discounts. The aspect of finding them out may be easier in the US than most other countries, as it has been an American indigenous technology most of its years.
Infection on the skin can result as massive dozes of concentrated light rays as amongst the destroyed cells, immunity-providing elements face a brutal massacre. It is important to lay your hands on every information source that talks about specific details in the development of safe hair lasers. If you are interested in getting one done for yourself, it can be highly beneficial to know if the instruments used are the latest in the market. Outdated instruments can often be harmful and one of the prime causes of the many side effects. You will only need a good bit of insight into the labs for a successful project.