Laser hair removal has grown in popularity over the recent years, as a potential answer to remove unwanted body hair. In this blog, we will explore the intricacies of laser hair removal, addressing common questions and concerns surrounding its effectiveness, duration, potential discomfort, cost, and whether it truly provides a permanent solution for hair removal.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is designed to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair. It utilises a concentrated beam of light (laser) that targets the hair follicles, damaging them in the process. The pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the laser’s energy, which is then converted into heat. This heat destroys the hair follicle, inhibiting future hair growth.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
While laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth, it is important to note that it may not guarantee permanent hair removal for everyone. The effectiveness of laser hair removal can vary depending on various factors such as hair colour, skin colour, hair thickness, and individual response to treatment. In some cases, instead of completely disappearing the hair may regrow but typically appears finer, lighter, and less noticeable.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
The longevity of laser hair removal results varies from person to person. Some individuals experience long-lasting hair reduction, while others may require maintenance sessions over time. On average, most individuals can expect a significant reduction in hair growth that can last for several months to years. Periodic touch-up sessions may be needed to maintain the desired results.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
The level of discomfort experienced during laser hair removal can vary depending on individual pain tolerance and the treatment area. Many individuals describe the sensation as mild discomfort, often likened to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. Advanced laser technology has also made significant advancements in minimising discomfort during the procedure. Here at Laserwise, we use products that can help to soothe the skin and enhance comfort during treatment to help reduce any discomfort.
How Much Is Laser Hair Removal?
The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on several factors, including the treatment area’s size, the number of sessions required, and the geographic location of the clinic. Larger treatment areas are likely to cost more such as the legs or back compared to smaller areas like the upper lip or underarms. Multiple sessions are typically needed for optimal results. Book in a consultation with us today to discuss further.
Laser hair removal is an effective solution for people who are seeking to reduce unwanted body hair. Although it may not guarantee permanent hair removal for everyone it can still significantly reduce hair growth and provide long-lasting results.
Discuss with our expert team today and book a consultation for further advice and support.