The Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Treatment


Excess hair at unwanted places has always been a worry for both men and women alike. You end up spending a significant amount of money and time (and effort) on removing the hair from different body parts. Traditional methods like waxing or shaving are not only time-consuming and painful, but also expensive in the long run.

The money you end up spending on hair salons and waxing/shaving accessories can be better utilized if you opt for a more advanced and a better way of removing unwanted hair – through a Laser hair treatment. It has been in use for the past decade and is only becoming more popular with each passing day. It works seamlessly on all areas of the body including face, arms, legs, chest, and other parts of the body. Specialized surgeons are at your disposal to help you through laser hair treatment, to effectively reduce unwanted hair with minimal risk.

Although this treatment makes the unwanted hair disappear with just a snap of your fingers, if done by an inexperienced surgeon, it can be equally harmful too. So, always do the due diligence on your part. Other than that, it also comes with a set of pros and cons.

The Pros:


  • Laser hair removal is a permanent solution as opposed to traditional methods. Laser hair removal reduces the unwanted hair drastically so that you can give up shaving/waxing altogether.
  • It works with uniform efficiency on any part of your body. The machines come in various sizes and can cover both the large parts of the body like stomach, legs, along with the smaller areas like underarms, bikini-line. There’s no limit.
  • This treatment hurts a lot lesser than the traditional methods like waxing. The technicians will use ice to numb the area to help you through the very mild pain. As you’ll continue with the treatment, the pain will get lesser with each session – to a point where it’ll be completely painless.
  • Shaving results in cuts and nicks and waxing can end up damaging your skin if you aren’t careful with the salon you choose. Laser Hair Treatment, on the other hand, is a very safe procedure. It involves safety equipment and gears, and only qualified professionals can perform it.

The Cons:


  • Although a session of laser hair removal takes only a few minutes, it’s a long process on the whole. You need multiple sessions to see notable results (anywhere between 3-5 depending on the of the area that’s undergoing the treatment), and you need to wait a couple of weeks in between sessions.
  • It’s expensive as a one-time investment, but if you see the big picture, you’ll realize that in the long run, it’ll help you cut costs on shaving/waxing.
  • The difference between your skin colour and the colour of the pigment in the hair follicle is what allows the laser to pick out the target quickly. Because of this, it works best on fair skin with dark hair, and not so well with darker skin types. But to combat that, there are advanced lasers which work well with all skin types.
  • If you find yourself in the hands of an unskilled surgeon, you can end up getting skin-burns. To save yourself from this, you should research thoroughly about hair clinics in your vicinity and only pick the best one. Be sure to check if your surgeon is a certified professional or not.

Other than the above mentioned pros and cons, you should also be aware of how your skin might react to the laser treatment. For that, again, research will come handy. We hope this article helped in understanding what should be kept in mind while going for laser hair treatment.



About the Author