Laser hair removal is a procedure which uses a laser to permanently remove hair from a body. The laser produces such heat that it essentially kills the hair follicle, nearly completely preventing it from growing hair. It can take several sessions to stop all future hair growth.
Laser hair removal is most commonly used by women to remove underarm, leg, bikini line, and upper lip hair. It is most effective with dark hair on light skin. People with dark skin should be aware that laser hair removal treatment can affect skin color temporarily.
Following the procedure, it is common to experience redness and swelling in the affected area. Wash the skin with gentle soap and water, and stay out of the sun for at least a week. Always use sunscreen.
health; Splitting hairs: Are laser treatments medical or beauty? Safety concerns about laser hair removal have set off a debate over who is qualified to zap hairs.(SOURCE)
May 24, 2006; Byline: Allie Shah; Staff Writer More than a million people nationwide used laser hair removal last year, making it second only...