There are times when we look at our pictures and notice that there is unwanted hair in our body. This is a problem that every one of us encounters especially when zooming into our pictures. The quick fix that most people do when this happens is to edit out the body hair to make their skin look flawless. This can work but it takes a lot of time to do it and you need to pay a professional to do the editing for you which can be really expensive.
Another option is to undergo laser hair removal treatments to get rid of unwanted body hair. This is a fast and effective way to remove hair in different areas of the body for a longer period of time. The treatment is usually done in clinics and spas and is administered by a laser technician. There are also home equipment that you can use in the comfort of your home so you don’t have to take time out from your busy schedule.
How it Works
Laser hair removal uses laser equipment to penetrate the hair follicles to destroy them removing the chance for hair to grow back. Because the laser light penetrates individual follicles, there needs to be multiple treatments to target all hair follicles in the area that the technician is working on. Most patients are advised to have at least 4 to 6 treatments before seeing visible results. Each treatment can last for 5 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area and each treatment can cost $100 or more depending on the clinic that you chose.
There are home laser hair removal equipments that are available in the market today so you can choose to do it on your own. Some people prefer to do this because they are not very comfortable with other people working on their body. However, since these equipment use laser to penetrate the skin, it’s advised that you first study how to use the equipment. It is recommended that you only attempt to use the laser equipment on your skin once you fully understand how it works.
The risks involved in laser hair removal involve burning of the skin, scarring and redness. Although it may sound painful, these usually goes away after 2 to 3 weeks after the last treatment.
Laser Hair Treatment Vs Other Hair Removal Treatments
There are many options when it comes to removing body and facial hair like waxing, plucking and shaving. These three have been used as the most common ways to remove unwanted hair. However, these options are not cost effective because it don’t take a long time for the hair to grow back. Unlike laser hair treatment which can last for months after the last session, other options only take about 2 weeks for hair to grow back.
Most people prefer other methods because laser hair removal treatments can be expensive. However, most people don’t understand that other methods can be more expensive overtime. Since the hair just grows back after a few weeks, other methods of hair removal can prove to not be cost effective when compared to laser hair treatment.