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Does Laser Hair Removal work?

The short answer is yes.

When you’re looking for permanent hair removal, there are several options and all of these options can yield different results.

You need to choose what is right for your hair type, skin type and your goals. Laser hair removal treatment can eliminate 80 to 90% of the hair forever. That is, hair free 24/7!

Firstly, let’s talk about the phrase permanent hair removal.

There is only one process that has been granted permanent hair removal status. This is electrolysis. This is where each hair follicle is individually treated and targeted with a needle by a technician until the hair no longer returns. Generally speaking, it is a painful, expensive and time-consuming process. This is generally recommended for people with certain skin and hair types like red and blonde / white or grey hair.

Other treatments then, are considered permanent hair reduction because 80 to 90% of the hair can be eliminated forever. This includes Laser Hair Removal. However, there are other options including IPL, medications and other topical treatments as well. Generally speaking, IPL and Laser treatments are the most common and generally provide the fastest results.


The concept of removing hair seems like a simple process. However, there are many factors that can produce varying results.


So what factors can affect my treatment?

Experienced operators – the laser does not have a brain and is reliant upon the operator programming the machine correctly according to your skin parameters for best results. You also have a part to play in this process because as you’re hair and skin is assessed, you must give the best answers you can.

Your hair colour / skin colour / hormones and expectations – there are many factors both inside and outside of your body that you cannot control. Conversely there are factors you can control. What you must remember here is that laser hair removal is part of a treatment plan and needs to be done over at least 6 sessions for best results. This is because the laser can only treat hair in the growing phase. When you have managed your expectations and you find an experienced provider, you’ll get the best results.

Your provider should be giving you feedback answering all of your questions and you should be engaging in meaningful dialogue about the procedure, the establishment and to some degree the machine.

Don’t be shy to ask. Laser hair removal clinics that are committed to what they do, appreciate and encourage their customers to ask questions to better understand the process!

So get in touch today with your local Essential Beauty salon and start your journey to silky smooth skin.

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