If you are thinking to have laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted body hair, you are most definitely not alone. Laser depilation (also known as depilacion laser in Spanish) is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, and over a million laser treatments are performed alone every year. However, laser hair removal may not be for everybody, and before deciding if laser depilation is right for you, you'll need to keep in mind the following:
Are You A Good Candidate?
Despite advances in laser equipment, not everybody is a suitable candidate for laser depilation. The best results are achieved on people with fair skin, what is known as skin types 1 and 2. If you always burn and don't tan easily and have naturally fair skin, laser treatment can be the perfect solution to your hair woes provided the hair to be removed is dark. Blonde or red hair doesn't absorb enough energy from the laser for the treatment to be effective.
Can You Afford It?
Laser hair removal provided long-lasting hair reduction and can be cost-effective in the long term compared with other depilatory methods, but it is not a cheap procedure by any means. It is important to consider if the convenience of forgetting about removing body hair is worth the effect on your finances.
Laser treatments for hair removal require a series of treatments to be effective, as it will only affect hairs that are on a growing phase. This means your treatment can become really expensive if you require more sessions than initially expected.