If you’re considering laser hair removal, or any treatment for that matter, it’s always a good idea to do some research beforehand. Luckily, we’ve done some of the work for you. You’ll have a better idea of what to expect, and you’ll be prepared to ask your practitioner any other questions. After all, an informed patient is a good patient.

First, what is laser hair removal? Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair in a specific area with an intense pulse light (IPL) laser. The IPL targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair to reach the hair’s root and destroy the follicle. The damaged follicle thus prevents future hair growth.

This method is a common cosmetic alternative to shaving or waxing. The treatment tends to be quite favourable because it saves patients a lot of hassle in the long-run. So is laser hair removal right for you?

 

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