The 1980s are long gone and so being hairy is no longer considered very attractive (mostly applicable to men). Smooth and flawless skin is what people are interested in these days. The problem, however, is that not everybody is born with naturally smooth and hairless skin. For some people, hairiness is a slight bother while, for others, it is downright invasive. The good news is that, these are modern times and, therefore, there are many ways of getting rid of hair in those conspicuous areas of your body like the legs, hands and face. Forget about bikini wax; that’s just too painful; laser hair removal is the way to go.

Now it is always important to gather as much information as possible about a particular procedure before going for it; the same applies to laser hair procedure. Here are few things you might want to know about the same.

What is it all about?


Basically, how it works is that a trained doctor, targets – with a laser beam – the body part that you need to have hair removed. As long as this is done by a professional, no tissue lying in the vicinity will be negatively affected. Both light-skinned and dark skinned patients can benefit from this procedure although, in most cases, the former tend to benefit more especially if they have dark hair.

The laser procedure is not just meant for a specific section of the body; legs, hands, back and face: all these can be ‘treated’. The length of a session will depend on the part of the body being targeted. It is also important to remember that a single treatment is not enough to get rid of the problem; in most cases one will have to make at least three to five more visits to the specialist. This, of course, depends on the person receiving the treatment. There are some people who may only need one extra visit after the first one while others may have to make more than ten visits.

Is it better than other methods?

As you are well aware, there are many other hair treatment methods, for example, bikini wax and electrolysis; both of which are quite painful. Laser treatment is far less painful than these two and definitely consumes less time than the latter most. Needless to say, it is a better alternative.

Is it effective?


It might be important not to forget that this hair removal method is not 100% effective — the reality is that few things are in this world. What this means is that you may still have to continue shaving after the recommended sessions. The great thing, however, is that the procedure makes life so much easier i.e. you won’t have to shave as often as you used to. For example, if you used to shave your armpits once every 4 weeks that frequency will significantly reduce probably to something like once every 20 or so weeks. This translates to effectiveness of around 80% – undoubtedly quite acceptable.

It is quite clear that laser treatment/removal works; just make sure that you approach a trained professional for the treatment. After the recommended number of sessions, you will feel much better and more confident about your appearance.