This is a very common misconception that you will find in the laser hair removal community as many laser hair removal sessions are advertised as a permanent hair removal process. So what is it well it’s a little bit of both but generally it’s not 100% permanent as touch up treatments will be required.
Another very important factor that determines this is what type of device that you have used for your procedures. If you get your sessions done from a pretty good clinic you would generally know that it’s good if it specializes with sessions that only involve lasers and is normally not a beauty salon and is generally pricy. These sessions will be of the best quality but these normally won’t be 100% permanent unless your already are not that hairy and are blessed with good genetics then yes it may be. But for most women you will need touch up sessions after 6-12 months. This is as close to permanent hair removal as you can get.
If you are using a at home laser hair removal device especially one that is recommended by me then after about 2 months of use your hair should be growing back much slower now. And you will need a touch up sessions after 2-4 months to put those pesky hair follicles back their place. The benefit of an at home laser hair removal device is that it’s much cheaper and can be used at your own convince within your home.
So is it Worth It?
You may be wondering if it’s worth it to either book a laser hair removal sessions or to buy a at home laser hair removal device. I won’t write about laser hair removal sessions at your local clinic as this factor really depends on the clinic and I don’t have much experience with them. I will be able to advise regarding getting a at home laser hair removal device as I have vast experience with testing and reviewing these you can get more information regarding this on the following page.
I would personally recommend that you purchase an at home laser hair removal device but make sure you do your research first and purchase a device that meets your requirements. In the long run you will save money and a lot of time from the time consuming tradition of either waxing or shaving. Yes you will need to do touch up sessions but these worth the benefit that comes with the use of laser hair removal. There are other benefits that are associated with laser hair removal such as over time once your skin has adjusted it’s very good for the skin especially compared to waxing and using a razor.
The best way to start this blog off would be a very quick and simple introduction to what laser hair removal is and how it works. Well it’s all really in the name its using a laser to remove hair on the body and to be more specific the laser is not actually hitting the hair directly but the hair follicles which are under the skin which contain the roots of the hairs. The purpose is to zap these hair follicles repeatedly and over time depending person to person the hair grows back really slowly.
Is it dangerous?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions when most women learn of how laser hair removal works. In simple terms if all the proper procedures are being followed then a laser hair removal session should not be dangerous or hazardous to your health. A good way to look at this is to compare this with the most common hair removal method which is using a razor, if the razor is mishandled and not used properly then that would be dangerous as well wouldn’t it?
It’s also very important to know that the effectiveness and the side effects of laser hair removal sessions are dependent on the type of skin that you have the most common side effects will be shared later on. For example the skin tone is a very important factor that needs to be considered laser hair removal works best for light toned skin with a dark hair color.
The purpose of this blog!
The norm use to be that you go to your local clinic (If available) to book some laser hair removal sessions this was normally very inconvenient and also quite expensive. I was always interested in laser hair removal and have travelled very far for my sessions because I find this to be the most effective form of hair removal. But later I learned about at home laser hair removal devices and this really caught my interest and opened a whole new world for me.
I started off going to the nearest store and I purchased a device which I had a good feeling about after one use I never used it again it was horrible. A couple of weeks later I went back and purchased another device and yet again it were horrible. I felt a bit like Goldilocks the first device worked pretty good but it was just too painful while the second device was quite pain free but required too much of my time to use and this was not possible over the long run.
I went online and tried to find some good reviews but I found these too be quite limited as well as most at home laser hair removal reviews available are those regarding the most expensive products. You can try this out yourself try searching for some reviews of laser hair removal machines and you won’t find the many on the mid range models that you are interested in. Even if you do find one review if won’t be in that much detail it would barely cover the surface of the device.
So all I could do was use the little information that I had available and I bought a handful of machines as I wanted to test out the various features these machines promised. I have a big stack of machines that I have tested and gone through most of them were disappointing. So I decided that I would set up a blog about reviewing mid priced laser hair removal devices as I have this information available to me and at the same time I will be able help others. If I’m comfortable blogging about these reviews I may even additional set up a Youtube channel to do video reviews as well but for now I believe that the best way to do a review for a laser hair removal device is by text as this allows the reader to digest the information at their own pace and there is a lot of weird and technical information that comes around in the world of laser hair removal devices.