Pros & Cons of Laser Hair Removal

Is laser hair removal worth it?  It’s a question that most of us lady’s think about.  This article will show some pros and cons to laser hair removal and show some insights on what to expect.

Laser Hair Removal: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Jodi Morse

Jodi MorseYahoo Contributor Network
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Laser hair removal has become a very hot topic lately. People are constantly talking about all of the things that they love about laser hair removal, while others are advising that you should pass up this trend. So, what’s the truth about laser hair removal? Is it really worth getting? Or should you really just continue using other hair removal methods to avoid getting laser hair removal? Here, we will take a much closer look at some of the main pros and cons of laser hair removal, in order to help you better determine whether or not you may want to go through with the procedure.The Laser Hair Removal ProsAfter you have finished your laser hair removal treatments, you might not need to worry about removing hair again. While laser hair removal is not always permanent, you will be likely to see some very good results from it. It will typically reduce the thickness of hair on a long-term basis, which is always beneficial if you do not want to worry about removing your hair in the future.When laser hair removal procedures are done the proper way, they can be a very painless way of removing hair. Of course, this is not to say that you won’t feel anything during your laser hair removal sessions. While most people report feeling something or even a little bit of pain, many also report that it is nothing intolerable – unless it is done wrong.

There are a few health insurance companies that will actually cover at least part of the cost of laser hair removal. You don’t see them picking up the cost of shaving creams and razors or other hair removal products, though!

The Laser Hair Removal Cons

The overall cost of laser hair removal is very high. The amount of money that you end up spending will, of course, depend on the place that you go to get it done. It is often recommended that you only go to an experienced, reputable dermatologist. Keep in mind that the more experienced that the dermatologist is, the more likely you will be to spend a lot of money. On average, you can expect to pay between $300 and $500 for each laser hair removal session – if not more, depending on your location. You can expect to pay more in larger cities.

You will typically need a few laser hair removal sessions. Generally, everyone needs between two and three sessions. The amount that you will need depends on several factors. Some of these include the overall thickness of your hair and the location where you want hair removed from.

Chances are that you may find the results that you get from laser hair removal a bit disappointing. Many people who go in are expecting to be completely hairless after they go for their laser hair removal treatments. However, many only experience long-term hair removal or a reduction in thickness.

When the laser hair removal procedure is done wrong, it can lead to some very common problems. Some of these factors include permanent scarring, burns, and infections. This is the main reason that is so essential for you to make sure that you find the perfect reputable and experienced dermatologist before you decide to go through a laser hair removal procedure. Removing hair is not worth the types of scars that many women face after laser hair removal treatments that go bad.

You may not be a candidate for laser hair removal. Those who have light skin and dark thick or coarse hair are often considered to be the ideal candidates for the laser hair removal procedure. People who tan frequently are often not recommended to go through with the laser hair removal process. Find out from your dermatologist before you decide to go through with the procedure.

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