There's nothing better than smooth skin, plus it's a lot more appealing to look at (especially now we're in summer and the skirts and shorts are out!) There are so many hair removal methods around these days, but if you're looking for something highly effective and long term then laser hair removal is the way to go. If you're thinking of opting for this modern hair removal treatment, here's what you need to know.
You Don't Need to be Hairy for Treatment
There's a common misconception when it comes to laser hair removal: some think you have to let your hair grow out before treatment. Thankfully that isn't the case, as lasers target below the surface of the skin not the actual hair itself. So just before treatment, you can wax or shave just as you normally do.
Laser Treatment Doesn't Really Hurt
Waxing is incredibly painful, anyone who's ever tried it can tell you that (anyone who claims otherwise is quite frankly lying!) Even shaving and hair removal creams can be fairly uncomfortable when you're doing it frequently. Laser hair removal on the other hand doesn't hurt, you feel minor discomfort at most. You'll probably feel some warmth in the area that is being treated, as well as a light sensation if your skin is sensitive. Despite this lack of pain, the laser still targets deep within the skin giving you the result you desire.
Treatment Usually Takes Less than an Hour
One thing that's appealing about the laser hair removal process is its speed. Most procedures are done in less than an hour, meaning you're free to go home quickly afterwards. Plus as the effects of treatment are long lasting it's an hour well spent, especially when you consider how much time you'll save shaving etc once the hair is gone. While you can probably wax or shave in under an hour, the effects don't last nearly as long as they do when you've removed your hair using a laser.
The Procedure Won't Always be Convenient
You're probably wondering, if laser treatment is effective and pain-free then why isn't everybody having it done? And that's because while it's effective, it's not quite a miracle cure for body hair. At first you'll probably need to have the procedure done more than once, and after that, will need to check back in to have it done fairly soon after. While results will get better as time passes, you still need to maintain your treatment schedule to ensure you keep the desired hairlessness.
Every Laser is Different
If you haven't had laser treatment before, you may not know that there are a variety of lasers out there. These lasers have different functions and are for use on different types of people. There's a chance that the first laser you use won't be right for you. If that's the case, you'll need to try a different one, or go to a new clinic. While this is something of an inconvenience, the results will be more than worth it.
Laser Treatment Can Have Side Effects
While the side effects of laser hair removal might be minimal, they still do exist and are experienced by a small group of people who have the treatment. Redness, blistering, a warm feeling and soreness can all be experienced after a session under the laser. It's unlikely you'll experience any of these side effects, but do weight up the risks before booking treatment.
Would you ever consider laser hair removal?
, by Stacey