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Star Wars Made Lasers Scary

1st June 2012

Does laser hair removal hurt? This is one of the most frequently asked questions in the dermatology industry. We ask ourselves why? And then you realise that lasers have become our SCI-FI villains’ favourite weapon. In one too many movies they have been the weapon of choice and this has ultimately planted a small fear surrounding them. In actual fact lasers are one of the most useful pieces of technology in industries today. Their versatility means they can do anything from cutting glass, reading CDs and removing unwanted hair.

So what is a laser? The term is actually an acronym and it stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers are defined by the coherent and direct stream of light they produce and are entirely different to standard forms of light. Atoms typically create light in random sequences resulting in light that is incoherent but lasers produce direct and consistent light leading to a powerful light source and a useful tool.

Laser hair removal is one of the cleanest and most efficient ways to remove unwanted hair. When you consider how much you will be spending on waxing or shaving for the rest of your life laser hair removal treatment does sound quite affordable.

It’s not as scary as it may sound and what’s more, the positive effects that it can have on your life is undeniable. This procedure can give patients up to 70% reduction in hair growth making your life so much easier. Whilst shaving, plucking and threading temporarily removes unwanted hair it will quickly grow back - this is the difference with laser hair removal treatment because it removes the hair at the source meaning it will not return for a long time.

In reply to the initial question: does laser hair removal hurt? It’s ultimately down to the individual client, but from time to time patients do note that it was more painful than expected and others say that they hardly felt a thing. So it varies from person to person, but what we do know is that lasers certainly aren’t as scary as the SCI-FI movies represent so extinguish those thoughts of light sabres now.

If you want to find out more information about laser hair removal treatment the best place to start is sk:n. They are the UK’s number one choice for skin care and have over 40 nationwide clinics. Speak to one of their friendly team now, and they will be able to point you in the right direction and you can begin to feel the positive effects of laser hair removal treatment.

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