Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Absolutely! Laser Hair Removal is safe no matter which areas you are treating. Laser energy is used to selectively target and destroy hair follicles whilst leaving the skin unaffected. It is unable to reach any internal organs.
Laser Hair Removal is a longer lasting hair removal solution that permanently reduces hair growth. By using this hair removal method you can achieve up to 95% permanent hair loss.
In many cases, a large reduction in the amount of hair growing back can be seen after only one treatment. If you have natural dark hair and dark skin you can still be benefit from laser hair removal treatment, however additional treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory results.
Laser hair removal treatments are generally not effective on naturally Grey, Red or Blonde hair. This is due to the lack of melanin production in these colours. A more suitable treatment for these natural coloured hairs would be electrolysis.
Laser hair removal is safer and preferable to other treatments (such as shaving) and avoids the risk of “Shaving Bumps” & ingrown hairs. Other treatments such as Cream Depilatories can cause chemical burns, whilst waxing requires hair growth that really misses the point and purpose of hair removal.
How Does Waxing Differ?
The waxing process involves a wax combination spread over the skin. A cloth strip is then pressed on top of the wax and ripped off with a quick movement. This removes the wax along with the hair and dead skin cells, leaving the skin smooth. The hair will regrow within 3-8 weeks post-treatment, although generally finer. 60% of people will suffer from terrible in-grown hair problems due to this method. Unlike waxing, there is no need for long hair during laser hair removal treatment.
Hair must be short for your laser hair removal treatment, about 2-3 days hair growth, 3mm max. You will also save money by choosing Laser Hair Removal. Your average Brazilian and underarm Waxing Treatment costs approx. $75.00 once a month. This can total to $900.00 a year, every year. For example, if you choose to have Brazilian and underarms waxed from the age of 25 until at least 40, that’s an expense of about $13,500.00. Whereas with CANDELA GentleLase Laser Hair Removal Treatment, a Brazilian and underarm will require between 9 and 12 treatments every ~6 weeks. By the end of the 18 month you would have completed your treatments and would have paid approximately $720.00. You will then only require 2 to 3 maintenance visits a year at $60.00 each.
Laser hair removal is a much more cost effective solution. It’s worth mentioning that like most technology, Laser Hair Removal has advanced and improved over the past few years. If you’ve had laser treatment in the past and were disappointed with the results, it’s worth trying again now. Consider having a small area treated so you can assess the improvement in comfort and results.
At City Laser Clinic, the Candela GentleLase laser machines that we use have a dynamic cooling device. This cools the skin by spraying a safe (inert) gas onto the skin to cool it, making the laser hair removal treatment more comfortable. Clients describe the feeling of laser to an elastic band snapping against the skin but individual pain experience can vary.