Why Use a Laser for Hair Removal?
One of the best ways to answer "Why use a laser?" is by illustrating why not to use other treatments. Here are a few reasons:
- Remember tweezers, shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams? Their disadvantage is that hair usually returns within three to seven days.
- Electrolysis provides longer-lasting results than conventional methods. For many, however, electrolysis is too painstaking as it treats one hair follicle at a time. Compared to electrolysis, laser hair removal typically requires fewer treatment sessions, less time per session, and minimal discomfort.
- Oral medications such as Spironoolactone (a diuretic) and proscar have also successfully treated unwanted hair. But oral medications may not be appropriate for everyone.
Laser treatment can remove hair from many areas of the body, including the face, upper lip, bikini line, and neck area. The results of the laser can last for many weeks before hair is even slightly visible.
- Results in the upper-body last from seven to 11 weeks.
- Mid-body results last from ten to 16 weeks.
- Leg treatments last from 11 to 17 weeks.