Laser Hair Removal – the benefits and side effects


If you are sick of tweezing, shaving, or waxing in order to remove unwanted hair from your body parts, laser hair removal might be the best option that you should most certainly consider. This type of hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures done around the world, and it sends highly concentrated light into your hair follicles. Hence, that light is absorbed by the hair follicles, that then destroy the hair.

The benefits of laser hair removal


Lasers are quite useful when it comes to removing unwanted hair from your legs, arms, face, bikini zone, underarm, and other areas as well. And the benefits of it include:

  1. Precision – lasers selectively target dark, persistent hair, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Hence, you will be able to get rid of the annoying hair and also get perfectly ready for the summer season.
  1. Speed – each laser pulse takes a fragment of a second to treat multiple hairs at the same time. It can treat a specific area that is the size of a quarter every second, smaller areas can be treated in less than a minute, and larger area, such as your legs or back can sometimes, take up to an hour. You can also do this at home. There are various products available, such as the Lumin-Care hair removal laser that can be used at home.
  1. Predictability – most people that have done the laser removal treatments an average of three to seven sessions, experience permanent hair loss. Hence, you will be pleased with the end results, since you will no longer have to worry about getting your body ready for the summer season, a dress, or a shorter skirt.

How to prepare for a treatment


Laser hair removal is more than just eliminating unwanted hair. If you are considering to get laser hair removal, you should stop or limit waxing, plucking, or shaving for six weeks before the treatment. This needs to be done since the laser targets the root of the hair, which is usually removed by plucking or waxing. You should also avoid too much Sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks before and after the treatment because the Sun ways will make the procedure less effective.

What to expect during the treatment

Just before the treatment is done your hair will be trimmed and the laser equipment will be tuned in order to fit the thickness, color, and location of the hair being targeted. Depending on the light used, you and the person performing the treatment might have to wear eye protection. It will also be required of them to protect the outer layers of the skin with a cold gel pack. This will help the light enter the skin more easily. After that, the medical technician will send a pulse of light to the specific area and they will check it for a few minutes in order to make sure that the setting is right for your skin, as well as to check for bad reactions. When the whole procedure is done, they will maybe give you ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams, or cold water in order to ease the uncomfortable feeling you might feel. You will get the treatments until the hair stops growing.

The recovery and risks


For one or two days after the treatment, your skin might look like it has been sunburned. If you want to, you could use moisturizer and cool compressions to ease the feeling.


If you want to permanently remove unwanted hairs from specific areas of your body, you should consider getting a hair removal treatment.

Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the started.