Laser Hair Removal: The Facts

Laser treatment for hair removal is becoming increasingly popular and because of the rise in demand, the treatment is now more readily available. For those who are currently considering laser hair treatment or are looking for further information about it, below are a few tips and facts about laser hair removal.

First of all, a very common question is does laser hair removal hurt? With this technique, there is some discomfort, but really this discomfort is no stronger than getting your legs, underarms or other areas waxed or threaded. The discomfort will also depend on your skin tone and hair type as well as your individual pain threshold.

Other laser elimination frequently asked questions are ‘does it work?’ and ‘how effective is the treatment?’ and ‘is it permanent?’ Laser hair removal is 80-90% permanent so in terms of hair removal, you’re almost there. The treatment isn’t 100% effective because your hair grows in different stages and so it is not possible to treat all of your hair in a single treatment, or even with a handful of treatments. You will be required to book touch ups to remove as much hair as possible.

 

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Another question that comes up is how much does laser hair removal cost? The truth is that the cost of treatment can differ depending on a number of different factors. One of these factors will be the area in which you would like to be treated. If you are getting a small area on your face such as the upper lip or chin treated, this will be less expensive. A larger area like the legs or arms will cost more. Sometimes, your skin or hair type will also be a factor in how much your treatment will cost. Prices will also differ from clinic to clinic.

You will also need to consider how many treatments you may need to achieve your desired result. Usually, it takes between five or six treatments to see a noticeable improvement in hair growth but more treatments may be required due to factors such as your ethnicity, the colour of your hair or how much hair you grow. Having a consultation with an experienced laser hair technician will usually help you to figure out the number of treatments you will require.

Lastly, many people want to know what side effects can be caused by laser hair removal. As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, there can be side effects to the treatment. Some people may experience some swelling in the treated area along with some slight redness. These side effects are nothing to be worried about and will subside pretty quickly in most cases. In rare cases, individuals have experienced blistering or itchiness due to treatment. These side effects are very uncommon and in most cases are only temporary.

 

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