Laser hair removal technology has given so many people a confidence boost [Courtesy]

Hair removal technology has come a long way. The only hair removal options we had for a while were shaving blades, buzzers and waxing strips but currently we have access to better technology.

When laser hair removal came into the scene everyone was excited. You can imagine not having to spend so much money on shaving and waxing sessions and never dealing with ingrown hairs again.

Although sessions can be a bit pricey, it’s worth it especially because laser hair removal technology has given so many people a confidence boost. There is still some curiosity about it and these five points will help you answer some of the questions you might have.

You always need to research before visiting a clinic

Doing your research and checking reviews about a clinic you’re about to go to will save you. Although laser hair removal isn’t as invasive as surgery, it’s still something that needs to be done by someone who has enough experience.

Not everyone who has a laser machine knows what they’re doing and this is something very crucial you need to pay attention to. Check if people have had terrible experiences with a particular clinic and whether they know how to deal with African skin, particularly.

 The common areas where people choose to get this procedure done are the underarms and legs. But the good news is that laser hair removal technology is safe for sensitive areas [Courtesy]
Most people need multiple sessions

Hair removal sessions are usually fast. You can spend even 20 minutes in your session and be on your way home without any major issues. However, you might need up to six or more sessions depending on the area that’s being treated.

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With time, the hair will grow thinner until they’re almost entirely gone by the time you’re in your last session. Many people expect that after one session everything will be gone but that’s not the case most of the time.

It’s safe for sensitive areas

The common areas where people choose to get this procedure done are the underarms and legs. But the good news is that laser hair removal technology is safe for sensitive areas.

You can get rid of unwanted hairs on your face, nipples, bikini area and you can even get a procedure done if you have excess hair on your tush.

 Doing your research and checking reviews about a clinic you’re about to go to will save you [Courtesy]
It’s not recommend if you have certain medical conditions

Although it’s a procedure that’s safe for most people, it’s not always recommended.

If you have a history of skin conditions like keloids and other skin complications like vitiligo, it might not be recommended. Other conditions like skin cancer can also lead to serious problems if laser hair removal session is done.

If you have any underlying medical condition, it’s best to seek advice from your doctor first and also, communicate that information to the person who will be carrying out the hair removal procedure.

It can stimulate more hair growth

Although rare, laser hair removal can sometimes cause your hair to grow back longer and thicker. This can happen due to hormonal imbalances or other underlying medical conditions.

It’s recommended that you first test on a small area to see how your body will react. It also helps to work with an experienced technician who knows how to operate the machine correctly.