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Advantages and disadvantages of laser hair removal

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Body hair is quite annoying for some women, that is why they are constantly in the fervent struggle to get rid of them, there are a variety of methods that can be used for this purpose, but one of those that has gained more popularity is laser hair removal.

If you are considering this alternative, we will tell you some details of this procedure.

What is laser hair removal?

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This procedure has its principle in selective photothermolysis, this means that the light is absorbed by a specific capillary element, keeping the surrounding skin intact. Basically when the laser is applied, the melanin of the hair will absorb the light, and then convert it into heat, destroying the hair and preventing it from being reproduced later.

You can treat various areas of your body with laser hair removal, from removing facial hair, mustache, limbs such as arms and legs, to waxing areas such as the back, armpits, bikini, chest, almost all of your body, except leather scalp.

What benefits does laser hair removal offer?

Laser hair removal is a fast, simple and precise method, which guarantees that your skin will not be free of hair, among the advantages of laser hair removal we can mention:

  1. If you leave this technique in the hands of a professional, you can achieve the removal of body hair safely and in the long term.

  2. It is very precise, with laser hair removal 90% of the hair on your body is removed, after about 4 or 8 sessions, this varies from one person to another.

  3. Your skin will not be damaged, of course it is important that you treat yourself in specialized centers, where a professional laser is used, so your skin will be very soft.

  4. You will be able to wax large areas, and obtain fast results, for example, on your back.

  5. In case the hair comes out again, you do not have to worry, because it will be very fine and extremely weak hair.

  6. You will not have to worry about the eruptions that conventional hair removal methods can leave on your skin, with laser hair removal you achieve a scar-free epilation.

  7. Laser hair removal is less painful compared to other types of hair removal.

In general, laser hair removal is effective for almost any type of skin, but this is something you should consult with the specialist who will carry out the process.

What are the cons of laser hair removal?

It may not be all rosy with laser hair removal, since this method also has some aspects that can work against you, we will talk about these below:

1. The hair will not disappear forever, however, as we have already mentioned, the new hair will be weak, easier to remove.

2. When the method is not carried out under the supervision of experts, side effects such as scars and blemishes may arise.

3. Its price is very high, however, considering the durability of the procedure, for some it is profitable.

4. In people with very light hairs, or in hairs that do not have pigmentation, laser hair removal is less effective.

5. It can be a bit painful, except in cases where the soprano laser is used.

Despite the cons of laser hair removal that we have mentioned, this method is one of the most modern, effective, and safe today, but, we reiterate, do it in specialized centers to maximize results.

Tips for before and after laser hair removal

For best results, it is important that you know what to do before and after laser hair removal :

Care before laser hair removal

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— Moisturize your skin, with this you will avoid dryness and cracking of the skin, with any moisturizer you have at home will be enough.

— Eliminate impurities using an exfoliating cream, this will allow you to remove dead skin cells, also your skin will look more luminous thanks to this.

— Use sunscreen, since sometimes laser hair removal is contraindicated for excessively tanned skin, in addition, the sun's rays damage your skin, so sunscreen should be part of your day to day.

— Do not wax at all during the 4 days before you go to your waxing session.

— On the day of the waxing session, avoid using creams or perfumes that contain alcohol and during the 24 hours prior to the procedure, do not go to swimming pools or saunas.

Finally, it is important that if you are taking any type of medication you let the specialist know who will carry out the laser hair removal.

Care after laser hair removal

  • Protect yourself from the sun for 7 days after waxing.

  • If you have waxed the facial area, avoid wearing makeup for about 24 hours.

  • Use creams that contain aloe vera.

  • If you waxed your armpits, don't use deodorants that have alcohol in them.

  • Avoid wearing tight pants if you laser-shaved your legs.

Laser hair removal offers multiple advantages, but part of the success of these sessions depends on the professional you go to, and the pre- and post-hair removal care, so follow every advice that we have left you.

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