We are all overwhelmed with information today. And when it comes to beauty services its hard to know what’s real and what’s hype. The Internet is full, the media is constant, and beauty magazines are maxed out with advertising. Clearly, it’s better to be well informed than not – it makes for much better decision-making. And with laser hair removal, being better informed will make for better preparation, better treatment and better results.
In general, any type of hair removal is a time consuming process – it could be costly and it could be painful. For many, traditional treatments like electrolysis and waxing are quite adequate and satisfy the need. On the other hand, laser hair removal is more complex, and like any skin treatment, there are pros and the cons. It’s therefore important to have a good understanding of laser hair removal. In short, it’s better be knowledgeable than not.
Laser hair removal is a specialized treatment that necessitates professional supervision. It requires a clinician with both expertise and previous experience treating clients. In most respects, laser hair removal is safe and effective – it’s designed to permanently remove body hair. But at the same time, laser hair removal is not suited for all, and a professional clinician should clarify the pros and cons, and explain clearly what results to expect.
Laser hair removal is NOT recommended when skin is tanned – there is potential for the skin to discolour. Except for a tan, laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types and for all skin colours. An experienced clinician will likely make use of a different laser device for different types of body hair. For the client, it’s important for body hair to grow out for two weeks prior to the laser hair removal treatment. This will ensure better outcomes.
Depending on a client’s hair colour, the best results from laser hair removal are achieved with five treatments (some clinicians recommend up to ten). That means that with breaks between treatments, the entire process may last for a few months. A trusted clinician will be upfront about the total number of treatments that a client needs, and will be just as truthful about the expectations for permanence after the laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a technology that uses laser energy to permanently remove body hair – it may therefore be slightly painful. But when one compares with other treatments, laser hair removal is a less painful approach. For most clients, hair removal is long-term, and for some it’s permanent. It’s the most effective treatment when removing hair from legs, arms, and back. And best of all, men can benefit in the same way as women.
When it comes to health and safety, laser hair removal does not suffer from any serious repercussions – it’s a clinic procedure that has proven to be safe, and without side effects. But what remains most important is the necessity to work with a professional team. This is advanced technology that requires expertise, and a treatment that requires proficiency.