What you should know about laser hair removal

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If you're not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering.

Laser hair removal is a method of removing unwanted hair. Legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, and the bikini line are also popular treatment areas. However, except for the eyelid and surrounding area, it is used to remove unwanted hair in virtually every place.

The success of laser hair removal depends on the hair color and skin type. The fundamental idea is that the pigment in the hair should absorb light, but not the pigment in the skin. The laser should only harm the hair follicles while causing no harm to the skin. Consequently, a difference in hair and skin color - black hair and light skin — produces the best effects.

Benefits of laser hair removal include:

Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.

Predictability. Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is more than just ''zapping'' unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure.


Before undergoing laser hair removal, talk with your doctor to decide if this is the best treatment choice for you. Your doctor will almost certainly conduct the following:

Examine your medical history, including drug usage, skin problems or scarring history, and previous hair removal operations.

Go over the risks, advantages, and expectations, including what laser hair removal can and cannot accomplish for you.

Take photographs for before-and-after comparisons and long-term evaluations.

Costs of Laser Hair Removal

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for laser hair removal was $389 per session in 2020. The cost varies widely, depending on factors that include:

Size of the area being treated and time required for treatment

Number of treatments required

Whether a doctor or someone else is performing the procedure

The part of the country where you are having the procedure

Ask for a consultation to get a better idea of the cost for your particular case.