Laser hair removal is, as the name suggests, a laser-based method to remove unwanted hair from specific parts of the body (the face and body are most common). It is a cosmetic process, intended to reduce the number of hair on a person’s body. Many people find laser hair removal an appealing option because it can provide permanent results with few side effects.
So what are some benefits of laser hair removal? Let’s run through five benefits offered by laser hair removal:
1. Painless procedure
It’s a relatively painless procedure. Laser hair removal can be an effective way to remove unwanted hair from a person’s body, but it is often considered a painful process. However, laser hair removal treatments have become significantly more comfortable over the past decade or so. Many clinics even offer laser hair removal as a no-needle process, which means there’s no injection of anesthetic before treatment as well as no sting associated with laser hair removal. In other words, laser hair removal can be less uncomfortable than waxing and shaving for some people.
In addition to being less painful than traditional methods of removing hair, laser technology allows professionals to better focus on particular areas of the skin while treating them. This reduces the total amount of laser energy that is applied to the skin as well as minimizes irritation.
2. Permanent Results
Laser hair removal can provide permanent results with few side effects. The laser energy used in laser hair removal treatments targets the melanin found in all types of body hairs, which means that laser-based methods can eliminate hair permanently when performed correctly. This differs from electrolysis hair removal, which only targets each individual hair follicle and cannot remove hair permanently without multiple treatments performed at intervals of 8 weeks or so.
3. Fewer Sessions
Laser hair removal often requires fewer sessions than traditional methods of removing the body or facial hair require. For example, laser technology might only take five to ten laser pulses to disable a single dark-colored (or “black”) unwanted facial hair where plucking, waxing, or shaving might require several more laser pulses. In other words, laser hair removal often requires fewer laser treatments to achieve desired results.
4. Few Side Effects
Laser technology can remove the body and facial hair from a person with few side effects. Many laser treatments for removing the body and facial hair only involve the use of topical anesthetics before and/or after treatment so that patients don’t feel pain during laser hair removal sessions. This is also beneficial because most laser-based treatments can be completed without anesthesia drugs such as lidocaine which have been known to cause harmful side effects in some cases when used along with laser technology for cosmetic purposes.
5. Improved Skin Tone
Laser Hair Removal provides improved skin tone and smoother texture through the elimination of unwanted hair. The laser energy used in laser hair removal eliminates the need for plucking, waxing, or shaving. This means that laser technology can leave a person’s skin feeling and look smoother than it was before laser hair removal treatments were performed.
The benefits offered by laser hair removal may make this cosmetic process an appealing option for some people who wish to reduce the number of unwanted hair on their face or body. Keep in mind that laser treatment is not right for everyone. If you are interested in laser hair removal treatments, talk with your doctor about whether this method is appropriate for you.