With summer heating up it is time to look at options that will keep your skin smooth and silky. Which is why everyone is wondering about laser hair removal and whether it really is permanent. The truth about laser hair removal is that it really is permanent. This is due to the way in which the process is designed. The laser will send pulses down the hair follicle. Over time the hair follicle will die. This means that it will no longer be able to produce any hair, hence why it is a permanent process. What most people do not know, however, is that this does not happen overnight. You cannot walk into a clinic and get all of the unwanted hair you have removed in one session. The number of sessions that you will need in order to remove the hair forever will depend on the type of hair you have. Coarse, thick and darker hair will take longer to remove than lighter, thin hair. It is recommended that the average person should have a minimum of 5 sessions to begin with. Also, the amount of time it will take in total, will be determined by the size of the area. Smaller areas will obviously take less time than the bigger areas.
Now that you understand how the process works, you will want the second most popular question answered; does it hurt? Everyone has a misconception that laser services hurt. The truth of the matter is that they are virtually pain free. In fact your will experience far more pain by going and getting a wax than you would from attending a laser treatment. Most people have likened the sensation to that of a small pin prick, or even a tickle. Obviously, some areas on the body may be more sensitive than others, but it is still a far less painful process than the usual ones that are used to remove hair.
Another fact that you may not know is that laser hair removal is not only for women. Many men are starting to get their unwanted hair removed too. In this day and age it is far more acceptable for men to be more in control of their grooming. In fact most women prefer a man who is well maintained. Laser hair removal is also useful for men and women that work in the sporting industries. Swimmers and cyclists prefer to have smoother skin for aerodynamic purposes, and many cyclists (including the men) shave their legs to achieve this. Now they can remove the hair permanently by simply undergoing some sessions.