There are only a few minor side effects of laser hair removal, and those which do occur tend not to last more than a few days.
Once you begin your journey with laser hair removal, you will no longer need to spend your money on regular expensive wax treatments, depilatory creams, razors or other methods of hair removal. It may be more cost up front, but over your life, you will save a huge amount by no longer having to spend on these procedures. You will also save yourself a great deal of time that would otherwise be spent shaving or waxing.
Unlike waxing, threading and epilating, you will not have to put up with painful and unsightly ingrown hair. Neither will you have to tolerate razor burns or irritation. Laser hair removal can even improve ingrown hair.
You don’t need surface hair for a laser hair removal treatment. In fact, you are encouraged to shave soon before your session to prevent you scorching any of the surface hair. This means that while you are waiting for the laser hair removal to work, you can remain fuzz-free, unlike with waxing and other hair removal methods where you must have long enough surface hair before a session.
Laser hair removal specifically targets hair right down at the follicle. This is a particular benefit over intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal as the use of the laser makes it more suited to treating people with dark skin tones. The precision also means you should get results sooner.
Treatment times are fast, although speed will depend on the size of the area being treated, and you are likely to see results within the first few weeks. You can also think of the time you will save by not having to shave or have regular waxing.
Most patients can achieve permanent hair loss within 3 and 7 sessions, so laser hair removal is very successful.
Your doctor will offer specific instructions to prepare for laser hair removal. These might include:
Laser treatment for removal of hair usually requires a series of two to six treatments. The interval between treatments will vary depending on the location. On areas where hair grows quickly, such as the upper lip, the treatment might be repeated in four to eight weeks. For each laser hair removal treatment you’ll wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser beam. Laser Hair Removal has been FDA-approved for permanent hair reduction – meaning that individuals enjoy significant long-term hair reduction over time.
During your laser hair removal session, a gel or numbing lotion is normally applied to the treatment area for added comfort. A hand-held laser device is then directed at the unwanted hair. Some individuals may experience a sensation of tingling or a slight sting during this process, but most of the people find these sensations easily tolerable for their laser hair removal treatment.