Unless you are hirsute or suffer from a medical condition that causes a lot of hair growth on your face or other parts of your exposed body, one should not really worry about body hair. But no one is ever really ready to go out with a lot of hair on the legs, underarms, or on the face. People stare and also make painful comments.
The worst part is that most comments come from women themselves. There are a lot of methods to remove unwanted hair from the body. You can shave, use a cream, an epilator, get threading done or try some home remedies. But nothing is as effective as a laser hair removal treatment.
With the other techniques, you will have to keep doing them at regular intervals to prevent hair growth, but with laser treatment, you do not have to worry about stubbles after a few days. But it is also not permanent and you have to know a few things about it before you get one done. Here are some facts about laser hair removal.
1. Laser hair removal treatments are expensive
If you are going to a reputed clinic with an experienced technician or a doctor, you will be charged a minimum of 500 dollars a session. And you will not see results in just one session. Depending on your body and your skin you will need more than one and sometimes even a dozen. You should be prepared for the expenses before you get laser removal treatment.
2. You cannot get laser treatment for hair removal if you have a tan
It is not so much as not being able to get one, but it is about not getting one when you have a tan. When you have a tan, the laser settings have to be very minimal and this has less or no effect on the hair. If at the clinic, they tell you it is ok to get it done with a tan, it is time you left the clinic and looked for another place. You are also more likely to get a skin burn when you get treated with a tan.
3. The more the equipment in the place, the better the results
If the clinic has more equipment and if they are owned and not rented, you can be rest assured that they will do a good job. Depending on the age, skin type, and body, different machines need to be used on different people, and the more equipment in a clinic, the more efficient the treatment. Be wary of places that rent the equipment as you cannot be assured of good treatment.
4. Laser treatments are not like a point and shoot camera
They are not very simple procedures and since one does not need to be a doctor to operate the machines, you need to be careful about who is doing the treatment on you. Always find out how experienced they are. You can be calm if they have done over a hundred procedures. If not at least insist that they have someone more experienced around.
5. No laser removal procedure can remove all the hair and it is not permanent
No treatment can remove all the hair from your body and there are always chances of hyperpigmentation and more hair growth if the laser treatment is not done properly. Excessive hair growth can be seen more in dark-skinned women than other people.