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The Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal

The cost of shaving and waxing can easily add up over time and lead to costs that you would probably not want to waste your money on. Instead of wasting your time at the salon or in the shower, try out laser hair removal. This incredible cosmetic treatment can help permanently remove unwanted hair on most parts of your body. Like any cosmetic treatment, there can be pros and cons to the procedure.

The Pros

No Need to Shave

Laser hair removal requires several consistent treatments to see permanent hair loss, but once you are done, you will no longer have to worry about cutting yourself in the shower or going through the excruciating pain of waxing.

Quick and Easy

The name “laser hair removal” may sound like a scary procedure if you are unaware of how it works, but do not fret! Laser hair removal is one of the simplest treatments available. Most patients are pleasantly surprised after their laser hair removal with how pain-free it was. Not only is laser hair removal pain-free, but the treatments can easily be completed in less than half an hour.

The Cons

Upfront Cost

Unfortunately, laser hair removal can be expensive at first when compared to alternative methods. The price for each session is dependent on the size of the area and how thick the hair is in the region. While the initial cost is high up front, you will save tens of thousands of dollars in the long run by choosing laser hair removal.

May Not Be for Everyone

Being a good candidate for laser hair removal can depend on color of your hair. Individuals with lighter hair color may not be able to receive laser hair removal. If the hair color is too light, the treatment may not be able to target each follicle appropriately.

Must Avoid Direct Sunlight After Your Treatment

Individuals who receive laser hair removal need to avoid any direct sunlight for approximately 24 hours after their treatment session. The skin sensitivity is only temporary and should fade after this time.

Laser Hair Removal from the Laser Lipo & Vein Center

If you are ready to permanently get rid of unwanted hair, let Dr. Wright and his team at the Laser Lipo & Vein Center help you. Our patients find the results they want with the most trusted hands in St. Louis. Call today for your free consultation and see if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.