*What Are the Pros & Cons of Laser Hair Removal?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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If you’re removing body hair, there certainly is no shortage of options available - and you’ll probably want to consider all of them before you come to a decision. Shaving - is a quick, easy and painless way to get rid of body hair, but the hair can quickly grow back within a matter of days. Hair removal creams - can dissolve hair to give you smooth, silky skin in minutes, but they tend to have an unpleasant smell. Waxing - a bit more painful and usually more expensive than the two options above, but with longer-lasting results. Electrolysis - inserting a super-fine needle into each hair follicle, sending an electric current that kills it. It’s painful and time consuming, so if you want to stay as far away as possible, that’s understandable.

Finally, laser hair removal - an increasingly popular, semi-permanent hair removal option that causes damage to the hair follicle to reduce hair growth. After a few sessions, most clients can cancel their waxing appointments and throw away those razors. And, it’s not that painful either. But before you sign up for your first session with the laser, read on to learn more about the pros and cons of laser hair removal.

What are the pros? 

Less or no need to shave 

Laser hair removal might not get rid of all your body hair forever, but it can certainly do a good job of making sure that hair growth in any problem areas is drastically reduced. So, if you’re shaving your legs every other day, with laser hair removal you might find that you only need to shave every few months, for example, if at all.

It’s available for all your problem areas 

And, you can get laser hair removal done anywhere on your body. Whether you’re tired of removing hair from your legs, arms, stomach, bikini line, underarms, or even on your face, laser hair removal can zap hair anywhere. There’s no limit - just maybe keep it away from your head!

It’s not painful 

Most people who have laser hair removal treatment done say that it’s not very painful. Typically, it’s more painful than shaving but less painful than waxing, so if you’re used to having regular waxing appointments, you’ll be fine. The best laser hair removal practitioners will always use ice or another numbing agent to help make you more comfortable before the procedure is started - plus, you’ll begin to feel less and less pain the more sessions that you have.

What are the cons? 

It can take a while 

First disadvantage - successfully completing laser hair removal treatment can take a while. Most people need to have anywhere between three and eight sessions depending on the size of the area to be treated, and you generally have to wait around six weeks in between treatments to promote healthy healing and avoid causing any damage to your skin. However, unless you’re in a massive rush to be hair-free, then it’s certainly worth the wait.

It’s expensive 

Laser hair removal does not come cheap - and you should always go with a reputable, qualified clinic like thenewyorklaserclinic.co.uk who offer laser hair removal in London. You can expect to spend anywhere between £200-£400 per session - any cheaper, and you should probably look a bit further into the clinic for your own peace of mind. And, when you add up the amount of money that you probably spend on disposable razors, waxing appointments, hair removal creams and everything else you’d normally use, the sessions are probably going to pay for themselves eventually.

It’s not as effective on darker skin tones 

If you are dark-skinned then bear in mind that laser hair removal might not work as effectively on you. This is because the laser picks up on the contrast between the colour of the skin and the pigment in the hair follicle. Similarly, if you have a light skin tone but very fair hair, this could also be cause for trouble. Typically, the treatment works best on those with light skin and dark hair. But even if you don’t fit into that category, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try - book a consultation with a laser hair removal specialist to discuss your options. As you can see, most of the ‘cons’ are more likely to be mild inconveniences when it comes to getting laser hair removal - the cost and the time taken are both definitely worth the end result.

As with all procedures, it’s important to make sure that your laser hair removal is carried out by a trained professional. An untrained technician could lead to burns or even permanent scars on the skin - so always do your research, read those past reviews, and check qualifications and licenses before you book. If you’ve found a price for laser hair removal that seems too good to be true, then bear in mind, it probably is!

Have you tried laser hair removal? If not, would you look into it?

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14 comments

  1. I've always been in to minds about this, I don't mind just shaving my legs though as it's less painful! Xx

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  2. I definitely want to try it one day I think, for now I just find shaving easier xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  3. This is definitely something to consider! I shave almost daily due to rapid body hair growth


    Candice

    natalyaamour.com

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  4. I hate shaving but I don't think I'd justify paying this much x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  5. I've used the Tria before - I had really good results with it!

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  6. I've always wanted to try laser hair removal, but it terrifies me!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  7. As much as I would love to do something like this, I don't think I'd pay this much and my PCOS loves making me like a man! xD

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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  8. I'm currently doing my won hair removal at home with IPL! x

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  9. I've wanted to try laser hair removal for so long as every other form or hair removal gives me a rash but the laser part still makes me a little nervous! I'm sure it's worth the cost long term if you think about how much you'd spend on other forms of hair removal x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  10. I'm keen to learn what's on offer for men x

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  11. I'd love to get this done but it's a bit too expensive

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  12. One of my friends had laser and said it was a game-changer - I'd definitely consider it

    Jasmine xx



    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  13. I'd consider doing this...but the price always makes me dither!
    Em x

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  14. It sounds so good! I would be so tempted!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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