We all know that the typical methods of removing unwanted hair have lots of downsides. For shaving, it’s the fact that it only typically lasts for a few days or a week at the very most. For tweezing, it’s the fact that it’s just not feasible for most areas of the body and as for waxing, well that can be very, very painful. Electrolysis is actually a quite reliable method of hair removal but again has two huge downsides. It’s painful and needs many months and years of recurring treatments.
Laser hair removal on the other hand is becoming more and more popular every year with Americans (over 2 million procedures carried out last year alone). In fact it is know the 2nd most common cosmetic treatment available. And its popularity is for very good reason.
- There’s minimal pain.
- It’s a very fast procedure.
- It’s super accurate.
- It lasts for a very long time.
It’s most commonly used by women to remove unwanted facial hair but is now becoming more common among males too, especially for the removal of back hair.
Of course as with any procedure there can be some complications, so it’s important to make sure that you are fully informed before making a decision.
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Important Questions To Ask First
I recommend that you ask your doctor or laser technician at least some of these questions:
- Who will be carrying out the procedure and have they be trained properly to use the laser tool?
- How many treatments have you carried out and has there ever been any issues or complications?
- Will they do a small test on your skin, with the laser, before commencing full treatment?
- Will they provide testimonials from other customers who have had laser hair removal at this clinic?
One important thing to know is whether they have a number of lasers or just one. It’s important that every treatment be customised to your specific requirements. The colour and thickness of the hair to be removed and the location of that hair will all need to be taken into account so that the right laser can be chosen for the job.
Of course it goes without saying that any competent clinic should also take a full medical history from you to minimise the risk of any post-treatment complications. Typically, the only side-effect you are likely to see is what looks and feels like a mild sunburn, on the treated area, for a few days.
Statistics released by the FDA show that less than 60 people have made complaints about laser hair removal, and most of those people were actually complaining about how the procedure didn’t work for them.
One Drawback Of Laser Removal
There is one drawback to this particular treatment though. Because of how the laser actually works, it is typically ineffective when used to remove red, grey or blond hair.