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Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Author: George Anderson
by George Anderson
Posted: Nov 08, 2021

For centuries, unwanted hair is one of the most common problem both men and women have to endure and laser hair removal is the best alternative if you are not satisfied with the results from shaving, tweezing or waxing. Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that uses a high intensity light beam to penetrate through hair follicles. This article covers pros and cons for Laser Hair Treatment process.

Who is the right candidate for laser hair removal?

In general patients with dark hair and light skin are considered to be ideal candidates since lack of competing pigment allows laser to focus its light on pigment within the hair. Similarly, a patient with darker skin can also be ideal candidates. However, patients with blonde and white hair are not good candidates since they lack pigment necessary for treatment. It is important to note that the ideal candidate should not have any open wounds, skin rashes or infections. Finally, its worth noting Laser Hair Treatment treatment is not " one size fits all".

Pros :

  1. While laser hair removal treatment is fast and precise, it is worth noting that it is not an option to get rid of hair forever, but it reduces hair growth drastically.
  2. Lasers can precisely target hair removal while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  3. Most patients who have undergone the treatment see satisfactory results within 6 to 9 sessions.
  4. Each session takes a fraction of second and can treat many hairs at the same time.
  5. This treatment is effective in removing unwanted hair from face, leg, chin, back, arms, underarms and other areas.


  1. Treatment is expensive compared to the expenses for other alternative options. Cost incurred for the treatment depends in size of the are being treated, number of sessions required, who is performing the procedure, etc.
  2. It is a time-consuming process. Even though each session can be very quick depending on area of treatment, it takes multiple sessions to see the results. On the top of it, person undergoing treatment should waiting 6 weeks between each session.
  3. Some of the major limitations of laser treatment is that it works best when the contrast between color of the skin and color of the pigment in hair follicle is high.

Recovery and risks:

Skin which is treated might feel and look like sunburn, so its often recommended to apply cool compress and applying moisturizer. Some common and most often encountered potential side effects include swelling, redness, scarring, while some rare side effects include blisters, changes in skin color, etc.
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George Anderson is a freelance writer, blogger, and entrepreneur. I love reading, outdoor activities, traveling and staying current with new trends

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