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Get Your Questions About Laser Hair Removal Answered


Aug 16, 2018

People feel better when they feel attractive. One of the ways in which a person can fulfill their own personal appearance goals is through excellent personal hygiene and grooming.

However, the process of personal hair removal can be incredibly frustrating. No one wants to be handling razors or waxes or creams all the time.

The answer to many of these annoyances is laser hair removal. Rather than dealing with unsightly hair on a consistent basis, take care of hair removal once and for all in a specific location. Before undergoing laser hair removal, there’s a lot of information to take in, and most people have a lot of questions to ask. Here are a lot of them.

The 6 Questions

1. How Do I Prepare from Laser Hair Removal?

A: Getting ready for laser hair removal is actually far more complicated than a lot of people think it is. It’s a pretty difficult medical procedure and people need to prepare as such. The hair needs to be untouched for approximately six weeks. Most techniques remove hair by the root, but laser removal needs the roots to be present for it to be removed. In addition, sun needs to be avoided for that time. Sun before or after can cause complications with the procedure.

2. Which Areas are Common for Laser Hair Removal

A: The areas that people like to have permanent hair removal on tend to depend on their gender. Men often focus on the back and parts of the arms. Women more typically have hair permanently removed from the lip, arms, legs or bikini line. There are many other locations that a person may choose to have hair removed. Essentially anywhere hair grows, it can be removed.

3. How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

A: The good news is that most of the procedures for hair removal will not take a long time. The lasers can clear a small section of the body every second. This means that small areas of the body like the upper lip can be completed in under a minute! When it comes to larger areas of the body, it may take longer. Huge swaths of body like the entire back of a large man can take around an hour.

4. Does Laser Hair Removal Work Immediately?

A: Unfortunately one session will often not complete the process. It can take an average of around five sessions to complete, with people typically having as few as three or as many as seven sessions. Patience pays off.

5. How Long Does Recovery Last?

A: Typically skin will feel very uncomfortable for a few days. Many people compare it to having a bad sunburn. Just like a sunburn, moisturizers and cool cloths can provide a lot of relief. Be gentle on the skin after a treatment.

6. How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

A: The cost of laser hair removal will vary based on the amount of skin that needs to be covered. The larger the area, the larger the costs of course. For all the people who use it, a treatment trends to cost around $250 each time. Keep in mind that it takes multiple treatments to complete the process of laser hair removal. Considering those, an average area may cost around $1250 to complete.

The information contained in this article should not be used to replace the advice, care, diagnosis or treatment from a medical doctor, certified personal trainer, therapist, dietitian, or nutritionist.


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