Frequently asked questions about Laser Facial Hair Removal

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Laser Facial Hair Removal is an option that is becoming the preferred choice to permanently get rid of unwanted facial hair. Sure, there are many other methods of facial hair removal however laser facial hair removal has the benefits of being permanent in most cases, less painful and more cost effective than some other alternatives.

In a matter of a few one-hour sessions the unwanted facial hair is removed to reveal soft, smooth, stubble free skin. Patients who have had this type of treatment are happy that they no longer need to shave, tweezer, wax or endure long-term and costly electrolysis methods. Through laser facial hair removal patients can permanently reduce, and in many cases, eradicate the growth of unwanted facial hair.

Is Laser Facial Hair Removal Safe?

Laser Hair Removal has come a long way in the past few years and with many advancements in laser technology and there are now treatment options to suit almost everyone. Laser Hair Removal is safer than it has ever been, however make sure that the clinic where you choose to have your laser treatment has the most up to date equipment and is state endorsed.

Your best two options are to research the Laser Hair Removal Clinic before booking your first consultation. There are some unethical operators out there so make sure that the Laser clinic you choose has been in business a considerable length of time, has an excellent reputation, is a member of the Laser Hair Removal Associations in you state, county or country and check to see that the operators are licensed to perform laser hair removal.

Your other option would be to opt for a laser hair removal device that you can use at home. A great example would be the Bareskin IPL Laser Hair removal device. Works exactly like the devices you would find at the laser hair removal clinic but much cheaper.

What does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

You will be asked to lie down and put on protective eye wear or glasses. When you are prepared for the laser treatment a single pulse is released from the laser which feels similar to the snap of a rubber band. After the initial ‘snap’ feeling you might experience some heat coming from the treated area and it may also become slightly red. Inform the technician providing the laser hair removal treatment if you feel excessively uncomfortable or experience more pain than described here.

How Long Does that Feeling Last?

This sensation or feeling of heat, redness and slight sensitivity can vary between individuals depending on the area of the face being treated and your hair type. You can expect this sensation to last from a few minutes to a few hours. Most people do not find this too unsettling though; and are usually able to resume normal activities immediately after the laser treatment.

What is the Cost of Laser Facial Hair Removal?

The cost of laser facial hair removal can be an expensive option. Sessions can vary from $80.00 to $200.00 and you will need a minimum of three sessions, on average, and you may need six or more sessions if you have stubborn hair growth. During your initial consultation ask for a quote so you will know what you can expect to pay. Some clinics will allow you to pay as you go, however others may require full payment up front so be sure you know what you will be up for.

What Results can I Expect?

Laser facial hair removal success rates vary between different individuals. It is always best to seek out and expert consultation before deciding if this is the best type of permanent hair removal option for you. The results can be very good for some people, their hair is removed easily and permanently with just 4-6 sessions. Other people may require more treatments, particularly stubborn hair growth.

In the image above a woman has laser facial hair removal treatment with fantastic results. We can only wonder how happy she is now that she does not have to worry about this hair growth returning.

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