Last Updated on 10th May 2023 by Sarah Sarsby
Laser hair removal, as the name suggests, uses a laser to target unwanted hair and remove it. The light emitted from the laser damages the hair follicle to prevent further growth. Certain lasers can target hair follicles at different depths, providing a more effective treatment, so if you are considering this treatment this is worth discussing with a clinic to understand exactly what they offer.
So, what are some of the key benefits of laser hair removal that makes it such a popular and effective treatment? Firstly, it’s important to understand the versatility of laser hair removal. While many of us think about dealing with the unwanted hair on our legs, laser hair removal can be used in a variety of other areas on your body. Unwanted arm hair or even hair on your face can be removed using laser hair removal.
This brings us to the second key benefit of the treatment, it’s safe! While the thought of having a laser used on your skin, and even on your face, might concern you, this treatment is actually completely safe when carried out by a trained professional. Laser hair removal does not cause damage to the skin tissue, only the hair follicle, making this a safe treatment for everyone!
Following on from this, thanks to developments in laser hair removal, the treatment is now available for even more people than in the past. Those with darker skin tones were often told they could not have laser hair removal due to the pigmentation of their skin. This is no longer the case thanks to lasers which can now bypass the pigmentation in darker skin while still targeting the hair follicle.
One of the benefits to laser hair removal which may not be obvious to those who haven’t experienced the treatment before is the savings it can bring, both in terms of time and money. When it comes to time, almost everyone can agree there isn’t enough of it during the day, so any savings that can be made on certain tasks is a real benefit. With laser hair removal, thanks to the long-lasting results it provides there isn’t the need to regularly shave or wax in order to deal with unwanted hair. A treatment session can take up to 60 minutes, which may seem like a lot, but when compared to the time saved on waxing or shaving over the same period of time as results last from laser hair removal, the time saved is clear.
The other key area where you can save with laser hair removal is financially. We would all like a little extra money in our pocket and by switching to laser hair removal you can actually achieve this. In 2017, Harpers Bazaar published an article detailing how the average British woman would spend a staggering £23,000 on waxing over the course of her lifetime, or if they chose to shave it would still be a massive £6,500. As with the point about saving time, choosing to spend what may seem like more money on some laser hair removal treatment sessions may seem counterintuitive, but the savings over time thanks to the length of time the results last can make it worth it.
Overall, laser hair removal is a fantastic option if you’re looking for an effective way to remove unwanted hair this spring and summer.
To help put this article together, I partnered with Aesthetics Lab, an award-winning cosmetic clinic based in London. If you’re looking for laser hair removal in London, Aesthetics Lab is a great choice as they are highly experienced when it comes to this treatment and always strive to achieve the best results for you. Hopefully, you now understand a little more about this treatment and the benefits it can offer!
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