Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that employs the power of laser technology to safely and permanently eliminate unwanted body hair.
Through a process referred to as “selective photothermolysis”, the laser light energy is directed through the hair’s pigment (colour), converting to heat and destroying the follicle and bulb from the source. This unique process makes it a fundamentally different treatment compared to other common hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, and plucking.
If you’re ready to embrace smooth, hair-free skin without the upkeep of less permanent hair removal methods, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we will discuss eight incredible benefits of laser hair removal and why it may be a suitable option for those seeking a long-term solution to unwelcome body hair.
1. It provides long-lasting results
As mentioned earlier, one of the greatest benefits of laser hair removal is that it provides long-lasting or permanent results for most patients. It’s important to note, however, that the hair follicles must be in their anagen or growth phase for the procedure to be effective.
This is why multiple treatments are often required to permanently eliminate all of the unwanted hairs. Our Skin6 doctors offer advanced laser hair removal packages that include six sessions to better ensure complete hair removal.
Furthermore, while you may require a touch-up session several months or years down the line, nothing currently beats laser hair removal when it comes to lasting results. In fact, the more sessions you undergo, the more of a permanent, easily maintainable reduction in hair growth you should experience.
2. Treatment times are quick
Generally, laser hair removal is a faster treatment than other methods such as waxing or electrolysis. The laser light can target and treat multiple hairs simultaneously, making it a more efficient option for hair removal in larger areas of the body.
3. It is more cost-effective in the long run
While the initial cost of laser hair removal may be greater than other common methods, it is often a more cost-effective option in the long term. This is because it provides long-lasting results, reducing the need for continuous purchases of razor blade refills or monthly waxing appointments.
4. It significantly cuts down on time spent getting ready
Another amazing benefit of laser hair removal is that it can save you a lot of time and effort each day by eliminating the need for routinely shaving in the shower, or keeping up with waxing on a consistent basis.
This can be especially beneficial for individuals with particularly sensitive skin or people who regularly experience irritation from traditional hair removal methods.
5. It’s not as painful as other hair removal methods
Laser hair removal is a less painful method than other methods such as waxing or tweezing. During a typical treatment session, it is common to experience a slight stinging or tingling sensation. However, this is generally not considered painful and can be tolerated by most people.
In addition, most laser hair removal treatments are performed with a cooling device to help reduce discomfort.
6. It’s extremely precise
Laser hair removal is a highly precise treatment that can selectively target the pigment in the hair follicle while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. This makes it an ideal treatment for not only larger areas of the body, such as the legs and arms, but also for smaller areas requiring more attention to detail, such as the hair around the eyebrows, hair above the lip, hairline area, or bikini line.
7. Say goodbye to the nuisance of waiting for regrowth
Other methods of hair removal, such as waxing and plucking require you to wait for the hair to grow back to an adequate length before you can successfully remove it again. This can be quite inconvenient, especially if you have a lot of hair or want to maintain hair-free skin on a regular basis. Fortunately, with laser hair removal, you can enjoy silky-smooth, hairless skin at all times.
8. Laser hair removal provides the smoothest results
Last, but not least, laser hair removal can leave the skin ultra-smooth and hair-free since it destroys the hair at the root or from the source. This means there will be no noticeable traces of hair or short stubble left behind, which can often be the case even following a close shave.
Since laser hair removal eliminates the hair in its entirety, it can also help to reduce ingrown hairs that often occur with other hair removal methods (in addition to helping prevent the redness and bumpy, rough texture they create).
Disclaimer: It is worth noting that laser hair removal is not a suitable treatment for everyone, and may not be effective for your specific hair and/or skin type/tone. We recommend consulting a trained professional to determine whether you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.