A Guide To Laser Removal: The Good And The Bad

Written by Sanjana GuptaSep 16, 2023
You shave and two days later you can feel the little stubble already growing back. Has this happened to you? Are you tired of shaving constantly? Maybe you have tried switching to waxing but it does not seem to help either.

Waxing can be a painful and tedious process. Plus, you have to periodically dish out money every few weeks, which does not make it a cheap affair.

Dealing with body hair removal can get stressful. It is an on-going process and requires your time as well as patience. Laser hair removal is the answer to this dilemma, as it is a one-time investment and offers permanent solutions.

So here’s everything you need to know about laser hair removal treatment:

What is laser hair removal treatment? How does it work?

The bad:

Laser hair removal treatment involves hair removal by emitting heat energy which penetrates deep down to the root of each hair strand and damages the follicle. The root of the hair is destroyed and prevents further growth of hair.

The procedure requires six to eight sessions. This is to make sure the damaged hair follicle isn’t able to produce more hair for a long period of time. It is relatively safe for all hair types and skin tones.

Laser treatments work well on different parts of the body. Chin, hands, legs, bikini line and underarms can all be subjected to the treatment. The pain level varies with each body part. For instance, it tends to be more painful on your underarms compared to your arms.

The hair removal process is safe for the skin. The procedure is immediately followed by cooling creams which help your skin to cool down.


The good:

The bad:

Laser hair removal offers permanent hair removal solutions and it will reduce hair growth to the point where you don’t have to make trips to the salon anymore and you can say bye bye to your razors.

The biggest advantage is that you do not have to go to the salon every few weeks. With each laser session, your hair growth will reduce and the thickness of the hair will reduce as well. This makes the sessions less and less painful.


The bad:

The bad:

Although it helps significantly reduce hair growth—this is a lengthy procedure. You might have to take multiple sessions before you reach the desired results. You also have to wait for six weeks between each session, so, buckle up! This is going to be a long journey.

The treatment doesn’t work on people with grey or white hair.

While it may last longer than any other method, it is going to cost you a pretty penny. But, in the long run, it is a great investment as it will save you lifelong trips to the salon.

This procedure has to be performed by trained technicians only, otherwise your skin can be harmed.  

Sanjana Gupta

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