Laser hair removal is a very successful method of long-term reduction of body hair. It is a safe method used by thousands of people to remove and slow down the growth of unwanted hair. It is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of permanent laser hair removal.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a procedure that helps you get rid of unwanted hair from any area of the body, whether it is the legs, hands, armpits and other more sensitive areas such as the groin or face.
Besides the fact that it has an aesthetic component, laser hair removal is also indicated because it helps to treat in depth the infections of the hair. Folliculitis is a common hair condition most often caused by bacteria and fungal infections and can occur in both women and men. Skin irritations and red spots on the hair are the first signs of folliculitis.
In fact, other causes that can lead to folliculitis are waxing or shaving and even excessive sweating. The result will be a fine, but also healthy, hairless skin.
Laser hair removal is indicated for both women and men, such as athletes, bodybuilders, swimmers, but also for those who are concerned about how they look or have excessive hair.
Advantages of laser hair removal
- Definitive laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment
The method does not cause any damage to the dermis and even people with the most sensitive skin can resort to this laser treatment. Research shows that about 5 out of 10 people have sensitive skin, so it should come as no surprise that permanent laser hair removal is a great alternative for them.
- You will enjoy an increasingly velvety skin
As the treatments progress (let’s not forget that you need more than 1 permanent laser hair removal session, so that the results are visible and considered permanent), this procedure makes your skin much softer and more velvety.
- Less scars, irritations and spots
As a result of classic waxing or razor blade, many people experience itching and skin irritation. In people with more sensitive skin, other complications can occur, such as discoloration of the skin on certain areas or scars that are very difficult to heal. As soon as the laser hair removal treatment begins, both the scars and the spots start to disappear, leaving the skin smooth, healthy and hairless.
- Laser hair removal takes less time
Although at first glance the razor blade would seem much more comfortable and fast, the frequency with which the epilation procedure must be repeated exponentially increases the time dedicated to this activity. If you opt for laser hair removal, 8 treatment sessions are enough to reduce hair by 70% to 90%.
- No grown hair under the skin
Hair grown under the skin is painful and has an unpleasant appearance. They usually appear after epilation with a razor or wax. They are small swellings that become infected due to the fact that the hair has not been removed properly. Laser removal of hair grown under the skin is done gently and without the possibility of recurrence.
Disadvantages of laser hair removal
- It takes time until you see the results
You will not see results overnight. The hair will gradually fall out in the following weeks after the treatment session and may take several sessions before the results are noticed. It is a long-term investment – with even longer-term effects.
- You should not expose yourself to the sun 3 days before and after treatment
Before doing a laser hair removal treatment, it is important to avoid tanning your skin. This means both a natural tan from sunlight and an artificial tan from the solarium.
- Great financial effort in the beginning
Laser hair removal involves a higher initial cost. Clinics can charge very high prices, especially compared to traditional hair removal or IPL, SPL, however, in the long run, you will save money. That for sure! It is a safe investment.