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Do you know everything you need to about laser hair removal?

Do you know everything you need to about laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because so many of us are tired of constantly shaving, waxing or epilating. Laser hair removal saves you the hassle of doing it yourself and it provides a long-lasting solution, meaning you'll never have to worry about unwanted hair again. For many women, laser hair removal isn't just about having smooth legs or underarms; often women use the procedure to remove excessive hair in embarrassing places, like their face or back, which has affected their confidence for years.

It sounds like a great option, but before you decide to have laser hair removal there are a few things you need to know. First of all, there can be side effects. Skin can be left itchy, red and the area and the follicles can swell up. These side effects normally last around two days but there can be more serious side effects such as acne, scabbing and skin discolouration.

The more serious side effects are caused when the wrong laser setting is used for an individual's skin type. That's why it's so important to find a good clinic. Laser hair removal does not have to be performed by a surgeon registered with the General Medical Council, but it does need to be performed by somebody qualified to use the machine. Do your research and find a reputable clinic.

The effectiveness of laser hair removal depends on your skin type and the thickness of the hair- lasers work best on people with a combination of fair skin and dark hair. Most people need at least seven sessions, but this varies. If you have very fair hair, you'll need fewer sessions. Although results vary, there is normally an 80% reduction in hair regrowth after a session.

Electrolysis is another method of removing hair and uses a different technology to laser hair removal. It is proven to be more effective than the laser because it removes 100% of hair and works on any skin and hair type. However, laser hair removal is a lot quicker and a lot less painful than electrolysis. Laser hair removal can be painful, some people describe it as feeling like rubber bands are being snapped on their skin.

Before you have laser hair removal, look online to read other people's laser hair removal advice and read more laser hair removal information.

Date Added: 23/01/2014
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