The only hair removal solution that offers long-term results is laser hair therapy.
3 July 2012
The sun is shining, the parks are full and the beaches are overflowing. It can only mean one thing – summer is on the way and one of the best bits about the season is the opportunity to take a holiday.
Whether you’re heading to the beaches of Brighton or a summer adventure abroad, you want to be able to slip into your bikini at any time. The only hair removal solution that offers long-term results is laser hair therapy.
Here’s a guide to explain how the process works and whether laser hair removal cost is worth it in the long run.
What is laser hair removal? Despite its high-tech sounding name, laser hair removal is a relatively simple process. It’s also safe and virtually painless. The process of laser hair removal involves focussing a laser beam at the base of the hair follicle, which halts the growth of the hair. It shouldn’t be confused with other common procedures, such as Intense Pulsed Light treatments, which use a less powerful light.
What does the process involve? Laser hair removal is a relatively pain free experience, with a range of products involved in making it a comfortable treatment. This includes cold air or cooling gels applied to the treated area, which is effective in soothing the skin. Some people can experience discomfort or tingling, which is easily remedied through the use of a local anaesthetic cream.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal? Some people might be put off slightly when they realise laser hair removal can take around eight months worth of treatments. It certainly isn’t the quick fix solution that products like shaving and hair removal creams can offer. However, when you consider the benefits of laser hair removal, particularly compared to the competition, most people agree it’s the best long term option. The first and most obvious benefit of laser hair removal is the simple fact that it is permanent. No other hair removal solution comes close to offering that, with shaving lasting a matter of days. In terms of laser hair removal cost, as an initial output it can also seem considerably more expensive. Realistically speaking though, the price of eight months’ worth of laser hair removal is probably going to work out as more affordable than a lifetime of razors, gels and wax.
How many sessions will I need? This really depends on the area being treated, with big surface areas of hair such as legs or coarser hair types such as pubic hair often taking longer. A session typically lasts around 15 and 45 minutes, and an area will, on average, need to be treated every 4 - 6 weeks, for around 8 months.