Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is one of the medical advancements that many people find convenient. This technique was introduced during the mid 1990s, which makes use of high energy beam of light that focuses on the area where the hair is to be removed.

For many years, it has been availed of by both men and women, and has been proven to be one of the most effective techniques of having hair-free, smooth skin for longer periods of time as compared to waxing and shaving. But many people still wonder on the positive and negative implications that this technique brings.

From those who have claimed to have undergone laser hair removal, there are some who provide positive feedback while others feel they were better off the traditional way of removing body hair such as waxing or shaving.

Pros of laser hair removal

There are a number of advantages that one can have when choosing to have laser hair removal undertaken:

  • hairless-legsAfter laser hair removal, hair grows back slower as compared to waxing and shaving. Hair that grows back is lighter and thinner, in terms of color and texture respectively.
  • The percentage of hair that grows back is lesser than the usual hair growth percentage of an individual. It is said that in many cases, it even helps to get rid of the hair permanently after multiple sessions.
  • You need not to take long hours in the shower just to have your hair removed through wax or shave. The actual laser hair removal is just a matter of seconds and milliseconds though the total sitting time (that includes preparation, removal, post treatment procedure, etc.) may take few minutes depending upon the area of the body where it is being performed.
  • It can be done with amazing precision on almost any part of the body – be it legs, lips, underarms, back or somewhere else.

Because of these justifiable advantages, many people, particularly the busy ones, opt to have their bodily hair removed by means of laser rather than by waxing or shaving it themselves.

Cons of laser hair removal

With every medical technique are risks and hazards that clients can unfortunately experience. So, while there are advantages to the medical advancement of laser hair removal, the cons are always in existence as well.

  • One identified disadvantage that has been discovered is that there is the possibility of scarring, blisters and burns to take place. A lot of laser hair removal clinics claim to have experienced staff members but the reality is just opposite. Thus, the chances of having scars, blisters and skin lesions become even more likely to be experienced.
  • Another disadvantage of laser hair removal is that it is obviously not cheap. One needs to save considerably to afford such kind of treatment, especially because it is not just a single treatment technique; multiple treatments are required to ensure best results.
  • Besides that, laser hair removal is suitable mostly only for those who have dark hair and light skin.

Most of the claims like permanent hair removal, no side effect, etc. that are often made by those tempting advertisements do not seem to have any scientific backing. So, whether or not to go for laser hair removal is more often a matter of personal choice and preference. But when you go for it, it’s always better to get it done by a well trained professional for the most satisfying results.