You’ve seen those scenes in star wars and star treks. People shooting light beams called laser to harm their opponents. Lasers were always associated with lethal guns, potent killing weapons. Sure they are. Only this time the targets are your unwanted hair follicles. Laser and intense pulsed light devices are also capable of treating a variety of conditions in addition to unwanted hair removal, including treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, warts, wrinkles, and even acne.
Laser hair removal is a process available to achieve permanent reduction of unwanted hair, by directing laser right down to the hair follicles, burning them up as a result. It works on the principle that light is absorbed by dark objects. Naturally, the process will be more effective on people with black hair, and white skin. Patients with darker skin may not react well due to inadequate divergence between skin and hair colors. Depending of the area of treatment, the time it takes for one session varying from minutes to hours. The after result varies from person to person though, with some person needing to go in for more sessions than the other. Any body part can be applied for laser treatment, except for the areas around eyes.
Laser hair removal risks aren’t too great when you consider the other methods available. If you find any kind of redness, swelling which may result from the treatment, they too get subsided in quick time. Be sure to get the other factors which may come into play, from the person who would be doing the treatment on you. Every person if different from the other, so there might be some hitherto unknown facts that you get to know about yourself or the treatment when you consult him/her.