The Cons of Laser Hair Removal
While the idea of laser hair removal may sound rather spectacular, you really can't assume it will be. Yes, it will remove a high percentage of hair but there are things it might do that are not so great.
Laser Hair Removal and Female Hirsutism
Laser hair removal can be a successful treatment option for women who suffer from hirsutism. Female hirsutism affects between 5 and 10% of all women. The percentage rate is higher for women with polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PC OS. Women of Asian or African ancestry are affected less often than those of European descent. This condition can cause extreme emotional suffering for many women.
How Lasers Work in Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal works by the process of selective targeting of a specific area of the body and using a specific wavelength to absorb light into that area. It does not work on a hair by hair basis, instead it focuses a wide beam of light that treats many hairs at one time. The wavelength of light absorbed has to be sufficient enough to damage the targeted tissue area while leaving the surrounding area basically untouched. The principle behind this process is called selective photothermolysis.