The Effectiveness of Laser Hair Removal

Excessive and unwanted body hair and facial hair can make someone feel self-conscious and unattractive, especially when bathing suit season comes around. There are a number of hair removal options out there, and one of the more popular and high-tech options is laser hair removal.

Yet despite the popularity of laser hair removal, people do wonder just how effective it is compared to other methods, such as tweezing, shaving, waxing, and electrolysis. Below is some general information on the effectiveness of laser hair removal compared to those other hair removal techniques.

Shaving vs. Laser Hair Removal

Shaving seems like a good option for hair removal, but in order to keep areas of the body smooth, you have to shave every day. This could leads to nicks, cuts, or razor burn. With laser hair removal, the effects last longer and repeat treatments aren’t required for weeks.

Tweezing vs. Laser Hair Removal

While tweezing is a longer-lasting alternative to shaving, it can be quite painful, and it takes too long to tweeze large patches of pair. Laser hair removal is, by comparison, not particularly painful. A topical anesthetic is used to ensure there is as little discomfort as possible.

Waxing vs. Laser Hair Removal

If you thought tweezing was painful, wait until you try waxing. As effective as it is, people who undergo waxing will often have uneven stubble in the waxed areas in between waxes. With laser hair removal, as soon as hair grows back, it can be treated, even if the patches are uneven.

Electrolysis vs. Laser Hair Removal

Electrolysis can be an effective means of hair removal, but since it involves injections or electrical pulses on each hair follicle, the procedure is quite slow and can cause a great deal of discomfort. Laser hair removal mitigates the time required and the feeling of discomfort.

If you’re interested in laser hair removal or other non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Restylane®, Thermage®, or ArteColl® (Artefill®), visit our Los Angeles skin rejuvenation and lip enhancement center.