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Fears about Laser Hair Removal

14th November 2014

At some point in time many women have considered laser hair removal, because let's face it, it would ultimately make their lives a whole lot easier and save a lot of time. But with contradictory information circulating online, it's difficult to know what the procedure is truly like and many people are afraid to take a chance. These are some common fears about laser hair removal:

The Pain

Many people fear that the procedure will be very painful, but luckily, that's not the case. It's likely that you'll experience some discomfort, because the laser is penetrating your skin to get to the root of the hair follicle, however the feeling doesn't last and it's not particularly painful.

Many people have compared the feeling to being snapped quickly with a rubber band.

Potential Side Effects

Some women are afraid of the possible side effects that accompany the treatments such as itching, swelling or blistering. To best understand the potential effects of laser hair removal, its best to book a consultation with a trained dermatologist so you can be put at ease and feel comfortable with your decision.

High Cost

A top concern for a lot of people is the cost of laser hair removal, especially because it commonly requires multiple sessions in order to completely remove the hair. However, even though it seems pricey up-front, it is actually a more economical purchase in the long-run for women who regularly get waxed or spend a fortune on beauty products to remove hair. Additionally, many clinics offer discounts for booking multiple sessions in advance.

Time Commitment

Since laser hair removal requires multiple sessions to complete, many people are nervous to commit to it for fear that it will require too many sessions and they won't follow through until to the end.

Typically it requires around six to eight sessions, one every four weeks or so to be completely fuzz-free, but it will depend on your hair and skin type, so make sure to talk to an expert dermatologist before you commit.

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