Is Laser Hair Removal Worthwhile?

You’ve heard about laser hair removal, of course.  However, you might also be hearing both good and bad things about it. Should you be considering something like laser hair removal, or is it just overhyped?  Here are the top consideration points to keep in mind when making your decision.

Top consideration points

Regardless of what point of view you take right now, these are considered the focus points when looking at the idea of considering laser hair removal.  Use these to guide your decision logically.

  • Timing and price: Laser hair removal, even when it’s just small areas, is going to take multiple sessions, spaced out, and each one is going to have a cost.  If time and price are both important factors to think about, you will need to talk to your clinician ahead of time to ask about financing or to get a feel for what the final price will be.  This is not an uncommon question, so don’t be shy asking about it!
  • Skin sensitivity: If you have especially sensitive skin, you’ll most likely find that laser hair removal will be painful.  However, it also is done only a few times, forever, and then you never have to worry about the weekly pain of waxing or shaving!  It’s one of those situations where you can “pay me now or pay me later” when it comes to pain.  It’s all about what you think you can handle in one session, too.
  • Hair growth rate and appearance: Some people have fast-growing, darker and thicker hair in those areas where they want to remove it, than others.  If you have darker or thicker hair, laser hair removal is a great choice.  If you have especially fine hair or very sparse, thin hair that grows slowly, you may find laser treatment isn’t really a “must-do”.  It may vary from one preference to another!
  • The use of lasers: Some people just aren’t comfortable with the idea of a laser zapping their skin over multiple sessions.  Even though it’s safe and carefully refined to make sure that it only works where it’s intended, it does make people uncomfortable.  If you are one of them, it might be a good idea to talk to a clinician about your concerns or consider another option.

A personal choice

No matter what approach you take, it is going to be a personal decision when it comes to your hair removal choice.  Some of these consideration factors will mean more or less to you than others.  That’s also a huge part of why laser hair removal is going to be such a personal decision. At any time, a specialist within laser hair removal is going to be able to help you make an informed decision with all these consideration factors in mind, and more.

Laser hair removal is a great, modern option that can offer a lot of comfort and relief to those who are looking for reliable hair removal once and for all, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right for every single individual.  Consider these factors carefully when looking at your options!

If you’re considering laser hair removal, why not Book a Complimentary Consultation at The Dorchester Clinic and find out if this treatment is the right option for you!

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