People spend countless hours and hundreds if not thousands of dollars for hair removal treatments. In this fast-paced world, one may wonder if laser hair removal is worth the time and money. It's hard to count the number of razors one may use in a lifetime, but looking at the benefits of laser hair removal can give one a clearer picture of their options.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Laser hair removal is the most common cosmetic procedure in the United State. You can remove hair on the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, back and other areas. The hair follicle is removed by taking a highly concentrated light and directing it into the hair. The hair follicle absorbs the laser's light, and it destroys the hair.
There are many benefits to laser hair removal that make it so popular. Laser hair removal is very precise and effective. It destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin, unlike other creams or chemicals that can irritate or discolor the skin.
Laser hair treatment only takes three to seven sessions for permanent hair loss. This is faster than most other permanent options on the market.
The upfront cost with laser hair removal treatments may be higher than other treatments, but in the long run is comparable or cheaper than other options. The cost varies on the area treated and time required for the treatment, which can depend of the hair type. Cost is also influenced by whether a doctor or technician is performing the treatment, and what part of country the treatment takes place in.
Laser hair removal is also extremely fast. Every pulse of light takes less than a second and covers a half inch diameter. It can take a couple minutes to complete a laser treatment on your upper lip. Your back or legs may take closer to an hour.
Things to Know
This is a medical procedure. Make sure to check the credentials of the facility and that a licensed doctor or technician perform the procedure. Any plucking, waxing, or electrolysis needs to be stopped six weeks before you receive the laser treatment. Also avoid sun, or use a good sunscreen, six weeks before and after the treatment.
Any pain in the procedure is minimal. No pain medication is needed, and it hurts less than waxing and electrolysis. After a laser treatment it can feel warm, like you got a light sunburn, but cold packs can easily ease any discomfort.
After weighing the benefits of laser hair removal, one can understand the popularity of the procedure. It is an effective hair removal treatment, well worth the time and money.