Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal

If you’re tired of waxing, shaving, and tweezing your unwanted hair, you might be ready to consider laser hair removal as a permanent solution to your grooming needs!

Laser hair removal has been around as a cosmetic treatment for over 20 years, and while it usually takes more than one session it will destroy the hair follicle so it can’t grow back. Imagine never having to worry about unwanted hair again! While the process itself is painless, there are a few things you need to keep in mind if you’re considering this as a permanent solution to your hair grooming routine.

First of all, you need to make sure the person performing the laser hair removal has been properly trained. There isn’t any regulation on the process, so check the credentials carefully before you commit. That’s the most important thing you need to take from this article.

Another point is there will usually be some skin irritation afterwards, like sunburn. Cold packs and lotions should take care of this, and you can probably cover it with makeup but you might have some swelling. You also need to avoid the sun for six weeks both before and after the treatment, so it’s not something you want to have done a week before heading to the tropics. You’ll also have to avoid plucking, electrolysis, and waxing for six weeks before having the treatment, because it targets the root of the hair.

It’s not instant, either. Expect it to take around a month for the hair to fall out; usually your second treatment will be scheduled at around the one month mark, too.

While it’s not common, it is possible to have blisters or scarring after a laser hair removal treatment. This happens more often in darker skinned persons, and is the main reason it’s vital that the technician be properly trained.

If you’re concerned about the cost you’ll be pleased to learn the price has dropped considerably in the last few years. You can also usually find discounts and coupons for spas in your area from websites such as Groupon.

All in all, you’ll probably decide that a couple of sessions of laser hair removal beats waxing, shaving, and tweezing hands down. Imagine your unwanted hair being a thing of the past!

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