Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of unwanted hair permanently. However, there are still many questions and concerns surrounding this method of hair removal. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits, points of attention and costs of laser hair removal.

How does laser hair removal work?

How laser hair removal worksLaser hair removal is a permanent hair removal method that uses a concentrated beam of light to destroy hair follicles at their roots. The operating principle of laser hair removal is based on the selective absorption of light by melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. When laser light is directed at the area to be depilated, it is absorbed by the melanin present in the hair. This absorption of light generates heat that destroys hair follicle cells, preventing hair regrowth.

What is the most effective permanent hair removal method?

Laser hair removal is considered one of the most effective methods of permanent hair removal. Other methods such as electric hair removal and pulsed light can also be effective, but are not definitive, as the hair bulb is not eliminated.

How can I get rid of hair for good, naturally?

There’s no natural way to get rid of hair for good. However, there are methods such as waxing, the use of electric razors, hair bleaching and the use of hair growth inhibiting products. These methods can help slow hair growth, but they are not permanent.

Is laser hair removal really permanent?

Laser hair removal is considered the most effective permanent hair removal method, because it destroys the hair follicles, preventing hair regrowth. However, touch-ups may be necessary, as the body has the capacity to produce a few new hairs, especially during hormonal changes (pregnancy, the pill, puberty…).

Laser LightsheerWhat is the best laser for permanent hair removal?

There are several types of laser used for permanent hair removal. The diode laser, the alexandrite laser and the Nd:YAG laser are the most commonly used. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on skin and hair color. It’s important to consult a qualified professional to determine which type of laser technology is best suited to your needs.

Who can perform laser hair removal?

In Belgium, laser hair removal is considered a medical procedure and must be carried out by a healthcare professional authorized to perform this type of treatment. Those authorized to perform laser hair removal in Belgium are doctors (usually dermatologists or aesthetic physicians) and nurses.

What are the dangers of permanent hair removal?

Permanent hair removal can be risky if carried out by an unqualified person, or if the equipment is poorly maintained or of poor quality. Potential risks include skin burns, skin irritation, hypo- or hyperpigmentation. It is therefore important to choose a qualified professional to perform your laser hair removal.

At what age can laser hair removal be performed?

In general, laser hair removal is recommended for people aged 18 or over, as this is the age when hair matures and the treatment is most effective. Teenagers may also be candidates for laser hair removal, but this will depend on the maturity of their skin and hairiness.

What are the disadvantages?

Although laser hair removal is a highly effective permanent hair removal method, there may be potential drawbacks to consider before choosing this technique. Here are some of the disadvantages:

  • High cost: laser hair removal is often more expensive than other hair removal methods, such as shaving or waxing, although it is more cost-effective in the long term.
  • Pain: some people may experience some pain or discomfort during treatment, but this generally varies from person to person.
  • Skin risks: laser hair removal may cause redness, irritation or slight burns to the skin, although these side effects are generally temporary.
  • Long-term side effects: although rare, long-term side effects may occur, such as pigmentation changes or scarring.
  • Limited effectiveness: laser hair removal may not be equally effective on all hair or skin types, meaning that some hairs cannot be effectively destroyed, such as light, white or downy hair. Some darker skins are also more difficult to treat because of their high melanin content.

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Which areas can be treated?

In general, laser hair removal can be used on all areas of the face and body where hair growth is undesirable, in both men and women, such as the upper lip, chin, armpits, bikini line or Brazilian bikini, legs, hands, back or forearms. Ask your specialist for advice.

How much does permanent hair removal cost?

The cost of permanent hair removal depends on a number of factors, including the area of the body or face to be treated and the number of sessions required. At Claris Clinic, we offer safe, high-quality laser hair removal at the right price. Attractive packages and subscriptions are also available. An easy-to-use calculator can be found on our website.

In short, laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal method that has gained in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness. The decision to use laser hair removal will depend on each person’s individual preferences and hair removal needs. It’s a good idea to discuss this option with a qualified healthcare professional to determine whether laser hair removal is right for your skin and hair type, and to weigh up the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision. This consultation appointment is offered at the Claris Clinic (link below)..