As women, we all know about the never-ending chore of shaving, waxing, and plucking non-stop. In fact, any and all preening processes is a 24/7 job that can be downright tedious. But things got very interesting when laser hair removal exploded onto the scene! With the promise of fuzz-free skin forever, this attracted hordes of women, who jumped on board. But, like anything in life, not every treatment out there is best for everybody. So it is very important to do your research first.
We have put together a list of our five most honest facts about laser hair removal so that you can make an informed decision based on these truths.
1. It’s Not As Painful As It Sounds
Laser hair removal works because of energy from the laser which is, in turn, picked up by the pigment in the hair follicle, causing destruction to the root. Once the root is destroyed, it can’t produce more hair. The laser beam can be slightly uncomfortable at times, but the laser comes in short bursts that disappear as quickly as they arrive. Laser treatments in and around sensitive areas may be a little more intense, but all in all, treatments are manageable.
With numbing cream, it is a comfortable process and many women describe the sensation as a light, warm pinch.
2. Laser Hair Removal Does Not Take Hours
Most sessions can take approximately 20-30mins! So, it is perfect for busy working ladies!
It takes approximately 2-3 weeks after your first treatment to notice a difference, and around 8 -12 treatments to get the best results. Everybody is different, however, so the amount of sessions it takes varies per person. Laser hair removal works as the hair is in its active growth rate, and because your hair will be growing at various times, the treatment could take longer or shorter depending on the areas you’re treating.
Most people report 90 percent permanent reduction in hair growth. However, fluctuating hormones can make hair grow back, so you may need to go back for touch-ups occasionally.
3. Treatment May Stimulate Hair Growth
There have been a small number of reported cases where particular types of hair can be stimulated into growing longer and thicker. Note that this may happen in the first and second sessions, however, further sessions will result in you seeing permanent hair reduction. Don’t fret, your practitioner will give you the best advice on how to move forward should this happen.
4. Laser Treatment Works On All Skin Types
Laser Hair Removal works on all skin types and body-parts, as long as there is hair! It is especially effective on the bikini, lip, chin, and underarm areas.
5. Laser Hair Removal Is More Cost Effective
If you weigh-up your monthly costs of waxing, shaving, plucking, coupled with the fact that this you will endure for the rest of your life, laser hair removal treatment is not only more cost-effective long-term solution, but you will never have to endure unsightly ingrown hairs, shaving-nicks, wax-burns and forgotten stubble ever again!
To end off, laser hair removal is a safe solution to rid yourself of any unwanted hair. At Skin Destination, our aim is to provide our clients in Liverpool with effective solutions to your skin and body concerns, making you feel wonderful and confident with the results. Using the state-of-the-art Elite+™ laser system, we take the utmost care to ensure that your treatments are fast, safe and effective. To see how we can assist you, book your free consultation here.