19 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

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19 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

If you’re searching for the benefits of laser hair removal you’re likely on the fence about booking your first session or weighing out the pro’s and con’s against other popular hair removal treatments such as waxing and electrolysis.

Now all of these treatments have their utility and may vary in suitability for different people and circumstances but more often than not we recommend laser hair removal as the premier choice for people looking for near permanent hair removal services.

As a quick summary laser hair removal involves a technique to remove unwanted hair on either the body or the face. This procedure uses concentrated beams of light, better known as laser light in order to destroy the hair follicles.

These beams are directed into the hair follicles which are made up of tiny sacs in your skin were your hairs grow, the pigment within the follicle absorbs the lasers light. This light energy then converts into heat which damages or destroys the hair follicle. After a laser hair removal treatment, the hair will not grow back for a long time, and in some cases, it will never grow back due to the damage caused to each hair follicle. These laser beams work by targeting the melanin (color) of the hairs. Treatment is often best suited for people with a light complexion and dark hair but quality results can still be achieved for other individuals if the practitioner is using the latest laser hair removal technology such as our 3D Trilogy Ice laser device.

The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is scientifically proven to be associated with a number of benefits, especially when you compare this technique to other hair removal methods. Below is a list of some of the most important benefits you can achieve from laser hair removal:

1. Laser Hair Removal Is Very Fast

Per square centimeter of hair removal due to the low prep time and consistent effectiveness (I.e no multiple applications of wax on the same area) laser hair removal is actually a very quick procedure with some sessions taking as little as 20 minutes. The time that it will take is largely dependent on the area size that is being targeted. For example, it will obviously take far longer in order to remove hair from an area such as your back than it would be to remove hair from the upper lip or your brows.

2. The Results Are Long-Lasting

Unlike the other traditional methods to remove hair such as waxing, sugaring, or shaving, where the hair grows back in days or in weeks. The hair that is effectively removed using a laser will usually not appear for a number of months and sometimes even years. When or if the hair grows back, your hair will be less coarse, lighter as well as a lot less noticeable. For some people, the hair will be gone permanently, which means it will never grow back.

3. The Procedure Is Very Precise And Exact

Provided you have your hair removed by an experienced and trained technician, the light beams operate with exact precision when it comes to targeting your unwanted hair. A professional treatment will also mean that the skin that surrounds the hair follicle remains intact and undamaged.

4. None Of The Discomfort Or Pain Linked With Threading Or Waxing

The laser that passes over your skin feels like a quick and hot snap before the laser moves onto a new area. This type of treatment is definitely far less painful when compared to having the hairs yanked out by their roots which is what happens when waxing particularly sensitive areas like your bikini line.

5. Just About Pain-Free

Lasers over the years have advanced leaps and bounds, and the technology continues to improve. For example, the 3D Trilogy Ice laser which I used in our beauty salon features its own unique cooling system, this provides the ultimate comfort over the course of the treatment. In fact, with the latest lasers, you won’t experience any lingering pain or discomfort at the end of the treatment, which means you can leave pain-free and feeling satisfied.

6. The Freedom To Wear What You Like

You will no longer have to worry about those last minute and often painful shaves when you have an important event coming up. For example, you can wear your favourite strappy or sleeveless tops not having to worry about an overgrowth of hair under your arms. The same rings true for your favourite skirts and of course those trips to the beach in a bikini.

7. Not Having To Remove Your Hair All The Time Frees Up A Lot More Time For You

You wont be surprised to know that many women and men for that matter spend a lot of valuable time when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair. When you no longer have to remove unwanted hair from your body on a regular basis, you might well find extra time available in your daily routine. This could include reading your favourite novels, more time to spend on your hair and makeup or even a quick pre-going out nap.

8. Increase Your Confidence

Impeccable grooming naturally makes everyone feel better about how they look and feel. When you no longer have to worry about unsightly regrowth or a 5-o’clock shadow, you will automatically feel more confident about the way you look.

9. Carefree And Hair free Holidays

Laser hair removal is one of the best things you can do for those holidays in the summer months. It provides a way for you to relax and really enjoy your time away when you know you no longer have to worry about those unwanted hairs. However, if you are planning a laser hair removal treatment before your next holiday, make sure you have it done a few months before the time as exposure to the sun is not recommended after one of these treatments.

10. Toned And Smoother Skin

Laser hair removal will leave your skin feeling a loft softer and silkier. This procedure also works well on improving the appearance of your skin while enhancing your muscle tone.

11. Reduced Body Odor

Many clients report a reduction in body odor as the strange of hair deep inside the follicle where odor causing bacteria likes to cling to is no longer available for the bacteria to hide on as the laser treatment destroy follicles at the root.

12. A Reliable Technique To Remove Excess Hair

Laser hair removal is often a relief for individuals that have large amounts of hair that they are embarrassed about. This includes women that have polycystic ovary issues, or people with hormonal imbalances, and men who have a lot more back hair than they would like. For people that have problems regarded as chronic, consistent treatments can be expensive and exhausting. Laser removal, on the other hand, offers effective and long-lasting results.

13. Minimal Side Effects

There are very few side effects which are in most cases minimal when it comes to the removal of hair using a laser. The side effects that do occur usually only last for a couple of days.

14. Cost Effective

Once you start going for laser hair removal sessions you won’t have to worry about spending money on products such as depilatory creams, razors, costly wax treatments or any other method you used to remove your hair before. The cost up front may be more, but when you compare having no hair for many months or even years at a time you can save a significant amount of money when you are not paying for the regular procedures you once spent your money on. You can also save a lot of your valuable time that you used to spend when waxing or shaving.

15. Low Maintenance

Once you have completed your treatments which is usually between 6 and 10 every 4 to 6 weeks, most people enter what is known as the “touch-up” phase. This usually means you require maintenance treatments 2 to 3 times over the course of a year.

16. No More Ingrown Hairs

Unlike epilating, threading, and waxing you will no longer have to worry about unsightly and often painful ingrown hairs. You can also forget about having to deal with razor irritation or burns. Laser hair removal is even believed to improve the painful condition of ingrown hairs.

17. No More Waiting For Hair Growth

Your hair does not need to surface in order to go for a laser treatment. In fact, most spas and clinics will ask you to shave a day or two before the session in order to prevent the scorching of your surface hairs. What this ultimately means is that while you wait between each session for this method to work, you also get to remain hair-free, unlike a procedure such as waxing where you have to wait for the hairs to get to the right length before you can wax again.

18. High Safety Profile

Using a laser over your skin may seem like a dangerous exercise, but this form of hair removal is in fact extremely safe when performed by a trained and experienced technician. This method also eliminates the chances of cutting or nicking your skin or getting a reaction to a nasty chemical.

19. Non-Invasive

Even though this treatment is highly effective when it comes to targeting the unwanted hair follicles, it is also non-invasive. It also means a faster recovery time and fewer dangers involved.

Quick Tips On Preparing For Laser Hair Removal

If you have decided that you would like to give laser hair removal a try, you need to stop electrolysis, waxing, and plucking at least 6 weeks before your first session. This is because the laser is targeting the roots of the hair which are removed temporarily by plucking or waxing.

It is also important to stay out of the sun for 6 weeks after and before the treatment. Sun exposure can make the removal process less effective along with increasing the likelihood of complications after the treatment.

The Results

After 4 to 6 sessions of Laser Hair Removal treatments, 90% of individuals have achieved hair loss that is semi-permanent. Of course, these results will vary from one person to the next. If your hair does grow back you can go for top-up treatments. In every case, the hair that does grow back is always finer and paler.

If you still have any questions one of our specialists would love to hear from you, just use out contact form or give us a call on 01923 804445