Laser hair removal is the most popular and effective treatment for permanently getting rid of excess body hair. It is widely used by people across the globe and is offered by various skin clinics. Despite the fact that this method of treatment is effective, it does have a few risks because of which the treatment should be connected only under the supervision of a qualified individual. In most countries, only trained and qualified dermatologists or skin doctors are allowed to perform this treatment. Only a trained individual will be able to operate the equipment involved in this method of treatment.
What is the cost of laser hair removal treatment?
The rates associated with laser hair removal treatments are defined based on several criteria:
1. The machine used (some of the machines involved in this procedure are more pricey than others);
2. The surface area of the body in which the treatment has to be performed (if the surface is extended, the rate is higher);
3. The number of sessions (on an average, it takes around 4 to 8 sessions for good results).
The doctor usually gives an aesthetic assessment taking into account all of these criteria. However, you must understand that it is not advisable to opt for clinics which use low quality equipment, in order to offer highly discounted rates.
What are the side effects associated with this procedure?
The immediate side effects of laser hair removal are:
1. Feeling of pain – which can usually be mitigated by cooling the treated area and sometimes by applying anesthetic cream before starting the procedure
2. Redness or swelling – redness and swapping can occur in the area of your body, where the treatment has been applied. In most cases, these symptoms go away on their own within a few hours.
3. Delayed side effects – delayed side effects of laser hair removal includes the appearance of predominately bright or dark spots.
Are there any limitations?
This procedure is usually not practiced on tanned skin as it is not very effective and also because it could lead to the occurrence of bright spots. In most cases, laser hair removal is a method which is highly effective, gentle, risk free and affordable.
Also, dermatologists generally avoid practicing this procedure on an area of the skin which has an injury or a mole. After considering all the risks involved, the doctor will decide if the procedure can be performed on the patient.