Laser Hair Removal Pros and Cons

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Getting rid of unsightly and unwanted hair is something that figures high on the wish list of most of us these days. People these days no longer bank solely on traditional hair removal treatments. Those seeking hair removal solutions are resorting to laser hair removal treatments these days. Laser hair removal is a method of getting rid of hair of your skin. The laser treatment involves rays of light to remove the hair.Here are some of the pros and the cons of performing these laser treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Pros

1.It’s fast.
Laser hair removal is considered to be the fastest method of hair removal. It lasts between a few minutes and at most an hour. The time taken to conduct the process is mostly affected by the amount of hair and the area occupied. Alternatively, the Waxing and electrolysis methods can take longer because they involve many medical processes, unlike laser hair removal.

2. It offers long-term results.
Depending on how well the laser treatment was conducted, it can slow the hair growth or even stop it for 9 to 12 months. Unlike the other methods which are short-lived and have to be repeated every other month. Any subsequent growth will be finer and thinner.

3. It’s FDA approved.
Laser hair removal is one of the most reliable methods, and has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As an individual, you should also make sure you are using a licensed professional to make sure you are safe from any side effects that may be brought on by unqualified professionals.

4. It’s less painful.
Laser hair removal involves rays of light. Therefore, there is very little physical contact between your body and the machine making it less painful. Mostly the pain is the result of burning as the laser burns off the follicles, but it usually goes away after a few minutes.

Laser Hair Removal Cons

1. It won’t work for everyone.
Laser hair removal treatment is more effective on people with fair skin and dark, coarse hair. For it to be safe, the hair should be darker than the skin. Otherwise, the light may be absorbed by the skin instead, which can lead to burns, irritation.

2. It’s not 100% permanent.
For most who feel they totally need to get rid of their hair permanently, this method does not assure complete removal of hair. However, the subsequent growth is usually limited and easily controlled by simple treatments.

3. It’s expensive.
Laser hair removal being the fastest and the safest, the treatment can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,000 per session, depending on the area being treated.