Laser hair removal - what is it all about and is it effective?
Laser hair removal provides in selected places a long-lasting effect of smooth skin, which is desired both by hundreds of women and men, who more and more often decide to undergo such a treatment - as evidenced by the fact that it is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic treatments, and its popularity is still growing. Laser hair removal is based on the action of the laser beam, which penetrates deep hair tissues - its matrix is thus destroyed. A lot of controversy arises around the effectiveness of this treatment and the ratio of the effect to the price. How many laser hair removal treatments do I need to perform? Does this treatment hurt and are there any contraindications to it?
Does laser hair removal hurt?
There are many opinions about the painfulness of this aesthetic procedure - the negative ones result primarily from the fact that the requirements of the procedure are not complied with or the very low pain threshold of the person undergoing depilation. In fact, the laser hair removal procedure is painless. During irradiation, however, some discomfort may be felt, associated with pinching or burning the skin areas, which are subjected to laser action.
Laser hair removal - how many treatments need to be performed?
Thanks to the selective effect of laser hair removal, even sensitive skin, such as the face or bikini, is not exposed to damage. The innovation of this treatment will therefore work well for people with very delicate skin, in whom traditional hair removal methods simply do not work because they cause numerous irritations. Does laser hair removal treatment give lasting results?
First of all, it should be noted that the effectiveness of laser hair removal depends on many factors. Among other things, the genetic determinants of a person's hair. However, it is possible to achieve a lasting effect - however, it requires regularity, regularity and implementation from about 3 to 5 sessions. After each laser hair removal treatment, the exposed hair grows back weaker and thinner. Already 3 treatments can guarantee the removal of 80 to 90 percent of hair and this permanently!
Laser bikini hair removal
The popularity of bikini laser hair removal is unwavering, mainly due to the fact that it is a non-invasive treatment that allows you to get rid of hair from the bikini area completely or even permanently after just a few sessions. In addition, the bikini area is one of the most sensitive areas - in many people the traditional methods of epilation cause numerous irritations or hair regrowth in this area. Laser bikini hair removal can be done in several variants of total or partial hair removal.
Laser hair removal - contraindications
Each cosmetic treatment has at least a few contraindications. It is no different in the case of laser hair removal - the main contraindications to perform this aesthetic treatment include:
- in women: pregnancy and breastfeeding period,
- taking anti-acne antibiotics, depressants and other light sensitising drugs,
- Vitamin A therapy and taking herbal remedies such as St. John's wort or marigold (their use should be interrupted one week before the day of treatment),
- Cancer or past cancers - in this case it is necessary to consult a doctor,
- infections in the treated area, for example bacterial or fungal infections,
- use of bronzing agents, self-tanning agents or oral beta-carotene,
- grey, blonde or reddish shade of hair, because in this case the effectiveness of the treatment may turn out to be negligible or it will not have an effect at all,
- very tanned skin also affects the negligible effectiveness of laser hair removal,
- dermatological skin problems such as vitiligo or psoriasis.
All contraindications of laser hair removal are associated primarily with the guarantee of safety and effectiveness of this aesthetic treatment. The treatment itself is distinguished by a high level of safety - in the case of a person meeting the requirements, the removal of hair using a laser beam is a non-invasive effect, which does not irritate or damage the skin. In addition, it emphasizes the fact that despite some contraindications to laser hair removal, this treatment can be applied to sensitive and delicate areas of the skin. Early preparation of the procedure can eliminate many of the existing contraindications.
Laser hair removal - price
The price of laser hair removal may vary and depends on many factors. Therefore, it is not possible to clearly determine the costs of this treatment - it differs, for example, depending on the area of the skin in which we want to carry it out. It is also important that at least a few treatments must be performed in order for the laser hair removal to last. The price of laser hair removal is also influenced by the sex of the customer. Cosmetic salons therefore present their price requirements - the cost of a single session on a given part of the body ranges from 100 to 500 PLN.
Laser hair removal - feedback
Opinions about laser hair removal and its effectiveness vary. This is mainly due to the fact that the effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors and requires regularity. Different sensitivity to pain and expectations make it hard to get unambiguous opinions about the laser hair removal procedure. However, this is typical of all cosmetic treatments, especially those that require for the effectiveness of meeting certain requirements.