Benefits And Side Effects Of Laser Hair Removal

Having to shave all the time can be quite tiring and sometimes even painful, which is why if you have a problem with this, you should seriously consider having laser hair removal. You can undergo an IPL hair reduction Brisbane at The Facial Hub. Actually, this is one of the most common procedures all over the world, especially in the US.

The benefits

The laser hair removal is useful for those who have unwanted hair on their legs, face, arms, bikini line and other areas. The benefits of this procedure include:

  • Precision: Lasers can easily target the darkest and coarse hairs while leaving the rest of your skin undamaged.
  • Speed: The laser treatment does not last that long when the procedure is being done, as each laser pulse only takes about a fraction of a second, and it can treat many hairs at one time. For example, small sizes like the area above your lips can be treated under a minute.
  • Predictability: Most patients will have permanent hair loss after just a couple of sessions; usually from three to seven sessions.

If you hate shaving, you should consider laser hair removal

How to prepare

You should already know that laser hair removal is more than just zapping the unwanted hair away. This is a medical procedure that will require training to be performed and it also carries some risks. Before you get your laser hair treatment, you should check the credentials of the doctor who will be performing the procedure.

If you are planning to have the laser hair removal treatment, you should not pluck or wax your hairs for about 6 weeks before the treatment. This is simply because the laser targets the roots of the hairs, and by plucking, the roots are temporarily removed. When you are already there, consider getting a skin needling Brisbane from The Facial Hub, as it will make your skin beautiful.

What to expect during the procedure

Just before your procedure, you will have to have your hairs trimmed just a few millimeters above the skin’s surface. The laser will then be adjusted according to the thickness, location, and color of your hair, together with the color of your skin. Depending on the area and the light source used, you and your doctor might be using protective eyewear.

Even men get laser hair removal, and usually on their back

Recovery and risks

For about a day or two after the treatment, the area that was treated will feel and look like you have been out in the sun for a bit too much. You will need to use cool compresses as well as moisturizers that will help. If you have treated your face, you can wear makeup, but not if your skin starts to blisters.

Over the next month, the hair that was treated will fall out, which is why you need to wear sunscreen for the next month as that will help prevent all the unwanted discoloration on the treated skin. Blisters are quite rare when it comes to LHR, but they do happen and usually with people of darker skin tones. Other side effects are redness, scarring, and swelling.

Final word

Of course, all the technicians who are providing such service will have their own prices, but the average price of laser hair removal is about $235 a session. The cost does vary a lot depending on the area, time, number of treatments, whether the doctor will be performing the procedure as well as the place where you will be getting this procedure.