Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Statistics show that more than hundred thousands of laser hair removal treatments are performed in the UK each year. Why so many? The reason lays in how safe the method is, which is unlike any other hair removal treatment on the market. This means more people trust in it to get it right.

In fact, laser hair removal is rated second on the list of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Lasers are used in surgeries, in eye and vision correction, even in dentistry. Lasers in hair removal are now just as popular.

For many years we accepted that the electrolysis hair removal method was the only permanent hair removal method. This was ineffective as the procedure was so long, and the procedure itself was very uncomfortable. This is because the clinic had to shock each follicle of hair to stop it from growing again. In a recent study conducted at a laser centre in Turkey, the effectiveness of laser hair removal was deemed to be sixty times greater than this electrolysis method of hair removal.

Unlike electrolysis, laser hair removal is more effective because it can treat more than one hair at a time. This is because it can target the whole area. Before the laser hair removal takes place, a cooling gel is applied on the skin, after which a laser beam will be applied. This laser penetrates deep into the layers of skin where the follicle is and is completely safe.

Some additional visits to the clinic may be required to treat the whole area of skin effectively, including the new hair follicles that start to grow in between the treatments.

If conducted in a professional place, where qualified people carry out the treatment, then you are assured of a very safe laser hair removal treatment. You should always go and speak to the laser hair clinic first, having a consultation to figure out the kind of hair you need to have treated, your skin type, and so on. This makes for the safest experience of laser hair removal possible.

After the laser treatment for hair removal , you should always follow the after care advice of the professional, i.e. not going out in the sun. This ensures your skin stays safe, free from discomfort and burning, and you get the best out of your hair removal treatment and you can stay hair free on a long term basis without any side effects, rashes or costly shaving/waxing fees!

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