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Lazer Hair Removal - The Advantages, Disadvantages, and Facts

By Laser

The permanent hair removal solution that is lazer hair removal treatment has become increasingly popular worldwide and as with any body hair removal  So what are the facts surrounding a laser hair removal treatment. Firstly it should be noted that although many clients have reported permanent hair removal after a number of treatments the scientific data to back up this claim in still being looked into.  

Lazer hair removal uses lasers to render hair follicles inactive but there can be re-growth after a period of time although this hair re-growth is often greatly reduced and hair appears much lighter in color and finer.  

The Advantages of Lazer Hair Removal  

  1. Lazer hair removal is considered extremely safe if performed properly and by qualified specialists.
  2. A majority of clients have reported long lasting results and even permanent hair removal.
  3. A laser hair removal treatment can be carried out on large areas such as the chest, back, and legs in one session.
  4. If there is re-growth after lazer hair removal this will be much lighter and finer in texture than before.  
  5. Lazer hair removal can be virtually painless when compared with waxing and electrolysis as a means of body hair removal.

The Disadvantages of Lazer Hair Removal

  1. Scientific data and research is still limited and therefore claims can not be fully verified.
  2. A laser hair removal treatment is not as effective on blonde, red, or gray hair and therefore numerous treatments may be required.
  3. Lazer hair removal is not recommended for darker skin tones or those with a skin tan.
  4. If carried out incorrectly a laser hair removal treatment can cause burning of the skin and skin discoloration that can last months.
  5. Lazer hair removal is also very expensive and the cost of laser hair removal can be as much as $500 per treatment.
  6. Eye protection must be observed during a laser hair removal treatment.  

As you can see there are a number of advantages and disadvantages with lazer hair removal and only you can decide if this procedure is right for you.  

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Silklaser wrote Aug 23, 2008
    • I work in a medical office that provides laser + aesthetics services in “sunny” Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. all services are performed by a Board Certified MD. Laser hair removal is ineffective on gray, red or blond hair! Don’t waste your money.  There is currently not a laser on the market that can properly treat those hair colors dispite some claims. Laser hair removal always requires more than 1 treatment! The hair color is not what makes multiple sessions necessary, but the hair growth cycles. It is completely false to tell a tanned  woman or woman of color that laser hair removal is not for them.  If a physician or qualified professional uses an nd:yag laser, hair removal will be both safe and effective.  We treat both tanned and Fitzpatrick skin type 5 & 6 (the darkest skin types) on a regular basis. I do recommend a consultation and skin patch test be performed for higher skin types prior to laser.

      Laser hair removal is a affordable,safe and effective way to combat embarrassing or unsightly body and facial hair for all women! I am always available to answer questions.

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      Dr. Gina Lesnik wrote Aug 13, 2010
    • If most women or men new how easy and effective it is to remove unwanted hair I think more people would be doing Laser Hair Removal treatment. With very little time or effort results can be outstanding. So many women suffer from lip and chin hair and there simply is no reason! The treatment has come down in price from years past.Dermatique Laser and Skin in Geneva, Il offers laser hair removal service.Call for pricing. 630-262-2515

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