Laser Hair Removal
Posted Thu Aug 19, 2010 08:30 AM
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Posted Thu Aug 19, 2010 09:04 AM
Its a long expensive process as the hairs grow in 3 different stages, so when you first go, they target an area of 2 x 2 cms square at a time. so they shine the light on the 2x2 area and zap with the light, the light will penetrate the follicles of hairs that are active and above the skin, they don't fall out right away but will fall out over the next day or so, there are still hairs in the growth stage under the skin that the laser hasnt worked on, so for every 4 hairs you lose, you've another 4 under the skin in another 2 growth stages, these areas need to be done again a few times until they are clear of hair root balls.
so I was paying £15 a time (approx$20) for 10 sessions to be hair free under my arms. I talked about having my bikini line done but my friend said she'd do the pubic mound but not the labia, she feels that my labia contain a lot of melanin (they are fairly dark) and that IPL doenst work well on dark melanin rich skin, thats why its not suitable for some races either, the laser will burn too strong to try to damage the hair and can damage the skin instead so its not recommended.
anyway thats the technical side of it in laymans terms.
Its a long expensive process and there is no guarantee that over time, the hair won't regenerate, studies have only been run on a 4 year period and are still ongoing.
I think it would be worth it if it was definately going to be permanent but you are asked to sign a waiver saying it may not be.
go for it on your pubic mound first and see how it goes, I'd get my legs done if they were hairier to be honest, although waxing suits me as I only have to wax once every 8 weeks or so.
Posted Thu Aug 19, 2010 02:17 PM
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