The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Professional laser hair removal is a noninvasive medical procedure in which a certified dermatologist targets and removes unwanted body hair from via laser. While the date in which this practice was invented is disputed (1958-1960), laser hair removal has grown rapidly in popularity over the last couple of decades. Given the benefits of having unwanted body hair removed professionally in this way, it is easy to see why so many have incorporated the practice in their skincare routines.
Laser hair removal, when done correctly by a professional dermatologist, can have a multitude of benefits for the individual having the procedure done. In addition to smooth and clear skin, laser hair removal patients will also experience a permanent loss of unwanted body hair in a series of relatively quick outpatient procedures. Additionally, the money that is saved as a result of no longer having to purchase waxing/razor kits, will in time outweigh the cost of the procedures themselves. Below is a more in-depth look at these benefits.
Permanent Hair Loss
For permanent loss of unwanted body hair from laser hair removal, the patient will typically have to attend a series of appointments. Both the time and duration of these appointments will vary depending on the area in which the hair is being removed. Smaller areas, such as the upper lip and bikini line can be done quickly, lasting mere minutes with few appointments, while larger areas such as the arms and legs require longer and additional appointments.
Still, even in these longer appointments, patients will experience rapid and precise results. A professional dermatologist will be able to target and remove the unwanted body hair using a cosmetic laser accurately and with no, or very little burns to the patient. Gradually, after the prescribed number of appointments recommended by the dermatologist, the patient will have permanent loss of the unwanted body hair, leaving them with smooth and clear skin. Another benefit of this procedure is the money that is saved in the long run.
Dermatologists estimate that between waxing kits, replacement razors, shaving cream and other accessories, the average dollar amount spent on hair removal products total is a lot over the course of a person’s lifetime. The cost of having hair removed professionally by laser pales in comparison to this cost. After a few appointments, patients can live worry-free of unwanted hair for a fraction of the cost compared to traditional shaving.
Professional laser hair removal has become a common practice for many who have grown tired of shaving. This non-invasive procedure, when done correctly, bears little to no risk to the patient and saves both time and money when compared to waxing and shaving. Additionally, those who elect to undergo this procedure typically experience a permanent loss of unwanted body/facial hair after the recommended number of appointments. With so many advantages in its favour, it is fair to assume that the popularity of laser hair removal will only increase as time goes on.