Why Hair removal at home is growing popular?
The traditional methods of hair removal can be very tiresome, time consuming and not to mention expensive in the long run. It may not seem like a big deal initially but shaving, waxing and threading can cost hundreds of dollars per year. So more and more people are opting for laser hair removal at home as it is more convenient, a onetime investment and saves a lot of time and effort. The results are far better than any other traditional methods of hair removal and the effects last a bit longer.
Facts about laser hair removal at home
Laser hair removal devices are a one-time investment which can cost anywhere between $400 to $800. If the device is of a good brand and quality then it is guaranteed to last for years without any issues. The in- office appointments can cost up to $150 or more per visit. Most people will need eight to ten sessions before they see any desirable results so it is more expensive than buying at home laser hair removal device.
Laser hair removal in general is color specific. It means people with dark skin and dark hair or fair skin with light hair will not see the results expected as the pulsated light won’t be effective on them. The laser hair removal only works the best on people with dark hair and light skin. Even the at home devices works on the same principle which people must consider before investing in it.
The salon devices are professional grades so they ought to be treated with every four to six weeks. Whereas the at home devices are less powerful and can be used without any prior training. These devices can be used once every two weeks on the areas required.
Laser hair removal can feel uncomfortable for the first time. Most people will vouch that it’s not painful and it’s not but it does give a pinching or slightly stinging sensation when used. The results will vary from person to person as more sensitive people might feel the sensation to be more prominent. The sensation however, is temporary and will vanish after a few hours.
It is noticed that skin closed to the bones like in the shins and ankles might feel more stingy and difficult to treat than areas which are surrounded by more muscles like the calf area. It doesn’t mean that those areas won’t be responsive to hair removal. It means that those areas are more prone to be sensitive to the laser therapy.
The rest of the body parts can be treated efficiently but the private parts must be left out for the professionals to handle the skin down there are very sensitive and without proper supervision when any treatments are done there by amateurs can lead to unpleasant results. So stick to the bikini line area if required but not further.
The areas that need to be treated by the laser have to be shaved before. In case of shaving or waxing the hair needs to be pulled out from the root. Whereas in case of laser hair removal the hair follicles need to be targeted. Hence, before laser therapy it is advised to shave as there are less chances of the surface hair to be burnt. Waxing must be avoided as the hair follicles will be removed thus leading to the laser not working properly.
Laser hair removal is not permanent. The hair will not be permanently removed and it is possible that even years after the treatment some growth can be seen. It won’t be as much as it was initially but due to new growth cycle new hair is likely to surface.
Laser hair removal at home is safe and can be used on a regular basis at the convenience of the home. It is easy, smart and save money as long as the instructions for use are followed well.