Is Laser The Best Choice For Hair Removal?

Whether you are going on holiday and you want to be hair-free, or you simply just want some excess hair removed from your body, you may be unsure as to which technique is the best choice. From laser hair removal to other treatments, we are going to take a closer a look at which option is the best.

Laser Hair Removal

Although laser hair removal doesn’t remove the hair for ever, it does reduce hair growth, so you can finally stop shaving! It doesn’t matter where you want the hair removed form on your body, as laser hair removal can be done anywhere! Name the area that you want hair removed from, and it can be done. Whether it is your underarms, bikini line, legs or your stomach, there is no limit!

There are rumours that laser hair removal is a painful process, however the pain would honestly fall between waxing and shaving. Therefore, it isn’t a painful treatment; however you will be able to feel it. Over the course of treatments, it will become even less painful, due to the hairs on the treated area being finer.

Although there is an initial cost to pay for laser hair removal, you will be saving money in the long run, as you will no longer need to pay for waxing or shaving. Therefore, it would be an investment.

As with anything, there are side effects that must be taken into consideration. Examples of these include:

  • Blisters
  • Swelling
  • Redness


The aim of this treatment is to disrupt hair growth. The treatment involves inserting an epilator device into the skin, and through shortwave frequencies sent through the skin, it stops new hair from growing, by damaging hair follicles.

Electrolysis still involves follow-up sessions, in order to get the best results. What’s more, it produces permanent results, in addition to being a versatile treatment.

After electrolysis treatment, it is likely that you will experience minor side effects, such as redness, swelling, and sometimes pain. However, all of these are very common and will go away within a day. Unfortunately there are some severe side effects, including infection from the needles used, and even scars. These side effects are not as common, however in order to prevent them as much as possible, it is recommended that you have a board-certified dermatologist perform the treatment on you, so you can minimise any risks.

Depilatory Cream

If the thought of lasers and needles isn’t for you, but you still want to move away from waxing and shaving, then try depilatory cream. It works by dissolving the hair, after the cream has been layered onto the desired area on your body. It only remains on you for a few minutes, and then it is wiped off.

The cream doesn’t work as well on coarser hair, and can occasionally have an offensive odour, due to the chemicals in the cream. The treatment isn’t painful; however you may feel a tingling sensation. It is readily available in drugstores on the high street, and isn’t particularly expensive.

By taking a look at some of the other types of hair removal options available to you, laser hair removal seems to be the best choice. It is safe, and you will never have to use razors or waxing strips again.

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