How Fast Is Laser Hair Removal?

March 2, 2011 in Laser hair removal

Considering how busy most peoples schedules are, finding a fast and time efficient hair removal method is the ultimate solution for anyone with unwanted hair. Traditional hair removal methods such as shaving and waxing can not only be tricky but also take quite a long time. This is where laser hair removal comes in, because it is currently one of the fastest hair removal methods on the market. While laser hair removal used to take long, especially when treating larger areas, technology has advanced and this treatment is faster than ever.

A few years ago, a laser hair removal session on a larger body area such as the back, or the entire legs could take up to one hour to complete, mostly because the nozzle size of the laser device was small and could only treat a few inches of skin at the same time. The laser hair removal practitioner would have to press the device against the skin and release a pulse for about one second at a time until the whole area had been treated. This meant that it would take quite a while to go over the entire area, pulse by pulse, but with newer laser hair removal machines this part of the process is becoming much faster.

The specific reason laser hair removal machines are becoming faster is because with constant advancements in technology laser hair removal machines are getting better and more refined. One of the most important differences between older and newer laser hair removal machines is that newer ones have much larger nozzle heads. These large nozzles allow the practitioner to cover more skin and treat more hairs at once, which will subsequently reduce the length of each laser hair removal session.

The exact time of a laser hair removal session will depend on the area being treated. Larger areas of the body always take longer than smaller ones. The length of the session will also depend on the hair density, meaning how much hair the client has in the area. And the thickness, or coarseness, of the hair can also play a role. With newer laser hair removal machines, facial areas can take as little as a few minutes, while most areas of the body will take 20-30 minutes. Treating the entire body will naturally take longer.

When it comes to the length of a laser hair removal session it is easily one of the fastest hair removal methods, but when it comes to the overall time it takes to go from hairy to hair free it is longer than most people think. Patience will be needed as several laser hair removal sessions spaced apart by several weeks will be needed. But in comparison to daily or weekly shavings or waxings, this dedication can be well worth it.

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