Top 5 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Top 5 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Waxing, plucking, and shaving aren’t only annoying, they can be downright dangerous. Waxing can cause irritation or allergic reactions. Eyebrow threading is growing in popularity but can cause some discomfort.

It almost makes you wonder why we put ourselves through it!

The quick answer is that we want the convenience of these types of hair removal. But is the pain worth it? There’s another solution and it’s laser hair removal.

If you’re on the fence about this type of cosmetic procedure, we’ve got five benefits of laser hair removal that will have you put down that razor for good.

5 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has come a long way in recent years. The first laser used to remove hair dates back to 1960. It was a ruby laser that was inefficient and slow and resulted in patients getting burned and damaged skin.

Over time, scientists continued to tweak the process until we have the laser treatment options we see today.

1. Treatments are Quick

The area on your body and its size determine how long your session will take. Some sessions, like the upper lip, take around 10 minutes. Others, like legs, can take up to 90. The underarms get done in around 20 minutes.

The clinic you choose will tell you what to do for prepping the area, what to expect as far as sensation, and how long your session will last.

2. You Never Have to Shave Again

Laser hair removal is a permanent reduction giving you 80%-100% permanent hair removal depending on the skin and hair type of the patient. After you’ve completed all scheduled sessions, you can expect to go back for touch-ups every six to 12 months.

3. You’ll Save Money in the Long Run

Aside from pain, money is the biggest concern with the procedure. Laser hair removal cost varies depending on where you go, what laser system gets used, and where on your body you’re getting it done.

In Ontario, you can expect to pay anywhere from a couple hundred bucks up to a thousand per session. Depending on which area you’re getting removed, you could need four to six sessions in total. Compare that to the price you’re paying for your current hair removal process and you’ll see you’re saving in the end.

If you’re considering laser hair removal, make sure you keep your eye open as many clinics offer special promotions.

4. No More Ingrown Hairs

Unlike every other form of hair removal, aside from electrolysis, you won’t get ingrown hairs from laser treatment. Ingrown hairs occur from hair that’s shaved, waxed, or tweezed.

When the hair starts to grow back, it curls, staying under the skin’s surface. They’re painful, unattractive, and can result in a bacterial infection if you poke or pick at it.

With laser hair removal, the laser absorbs into the follicle, destroying it over time so it can’t grow hair. As a bonus, the laser will actually lighten the dark spots caused by ingrown hair.

5. Very Few Side Effects

If performed by an experienced technician, laser hair removal is effective and safe. There are little to no side effects and the ones that do occur last a couple of days and are minor.

The most common of these minor side effects are redness and tenderness as the treated area. Everyone is different so not everyone will experience this. Your practitioner or esthetician will go over all the risks and rewards with you in detail.

Skill, Talent, and Experience

Now that you know the benefits of laser hair removal, you’ll need to go to the second step: Finding a qualified and professional hair removal clinic.

At Westend Laser Clinic, our staff has up to 35 years experience. We’ve carefully selected one of the best laser hair removal teams in the industry. We only use proven, safe, and effective methods of laser removal and skin care.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our system.