Laser hair removal is one of the most popular modern methods of hair removal, but it’s not right for everyone. Here is a checklist of a few things to consider to make sure that you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.
YOU’RE AWARE THAT RESULTS VARY FROM PERSON TO PERSON
Laser hair removal is primarily good for people with dark hair and light skin. However, studies have shown that, in a small number of cases, even people with what would appear to be the perfect hair and skin type don’t respond to laser hair removal treatment.
Despite research in this domain, we still don’t know the reason for this. Furthermore, the scientific studies in this domain aren’t exactly conclusive.
YOU HAVE LIGHT, DARK OR TANNED SKIN
Laser hair removal works by targeting a substance called melanin that’s present in both dark hair and dark skin. The best candidates for laser hair removal are therefore those that have light skin and dark hair.
This doesn’t mean that laser hair removal won’t work for you if you have darker skin. Our laser is designed to work with all skin tones in a safe and effective manner.
YOU WANT LONGER TERM HAIR REMOVAL RESULTS
Laser hair removal is great for people who are fed up of using the shorter term hair removal methods (like waxing and shaving) and who would prefer to have long-term results.
While laser hair removal doesn’t give permanent hair removal, it has been scientifically proven to give permanent hair reduction of varying degrees of effectiveness depending on the study you look at.
This is great for people who would otherwise have to spend an inordinate amount of time using other hair removal methods every few days or week.
YOU HAVE A LARGE TREATMENT AREA
Laser hair removal can be feasibly used on large treatment areas since the procedure is fast. The same can’t be said for electrolysis, whereby each hair is to be treated individually, making the process slow and impractical for large body parts.