Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic procedure that’s widely done across the globe. The process involves laser beams with a highly concentrated light that are targeted into hair the follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorbs the light and eventually destroys the hair. Laser hair removal works best of newly grown hair as they are at their weakest and can be removed with relative ease. However, although this treatment gives you the desired results, there’s always ‘Conditions Applied’ in every procedure. Firstly, laser hair removal treatment works best on individuals with a fairer skin tone. As the laser identifies the dark hair follicle, it fails to deliver the desired results and either requires multiple sessions or the worse case could cause skin irritation with repeated use. Laser hair removal also does not guarantee permanent hair removal. Some hair follicles could be resistant to the laser treatment or may grow again after treatment, albeit it may be finer and lighter in colour.
Repeated laser hair removal procedures might also temporarily darken or lighten the skin. Skin lightening primarily affects those who have darker skin, especially if an incorrect laser is used at an incorrect setting. Other uncommon problems that can occur include greying of treated hair, or paradoxically, hair might begin to grow excessively in or around treated areas. Laser hair removal isn’t recommended for the eyelid or surrounding area, due to the possibility of severe eye injury. With each session costing anywhere between $90 to $200, laser hair removal treatment is an expensive procedure.