The Pros And Cons Of Laser Hair Removal

Shaving and tweezing were once replaced by waxing, but today, waxing is now being replaced by innovative laser hair removal solutions. Hair removal is time-consuming and is a downright pain to continuously upkeep. No matter what you try whether it be shaving, waxing, or tweezing, the hair always grows back accompanied by irritating bumps and ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal offers a semi-permanent way to target hair follicles and destroy them at their roots to prevent hair regrowth. However, like most hair removal techniques, laser removal has its drawbacks.

Pros And Cons Of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that removes unwanted hair by using a machine that produces a concentrated beam of light (laser) that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted into heat which damages the hair follicles, preventing them from regrowing any hair in the future. It is important to note that laser hair removal is not a permanent solution and only effectively delays hair growth for long periods of time.

Pros Of Laser Hair Removal
  • Quick Treatments: Laser hair removal sessions can be performed in less than 15 minutes depending on what area of your body you are receiving treatment. There is also no downtime required allowing you to continue on with your daily activities and tasks post-treatment.
  • No More Enduring Hair Regrowth: Most methods such as waxing and tweezing require a certain amount of hair regrowth in order to effectively remove the hair. With laser hair removal, you will not have to wait around for hair regrowth so  you can enjoy smooth, hair-free skin at all times.
  • Less Painful Than Other Hair Removal Methods: It is no secret that waxing can be incredibly painful. Although laser hair removal is not 100% painless, it is described by most patients as being more tolerable than waxing. A technician will also offer applications of numbing solutions to the area being treated to reduce any feelings of pain or discomfort.
Cons Of Laser Hair Removal
  • It is A Long Process: Although a session may take as little as five minutes, to see long-term results requires multiple sessions over the course of a few months. It is recommended that an individual receives 4-8 treatments depending on their hair type and skin type. These sessions must be spaced out 3-4 weeks apart to ensure accurate results.
  • Expensive: Laser hair removal treatment upfront costs are by no means a cheaper alternative to waxing or shaving methods. Laser hair removal is a beauty investment and the upfront costs will be way more expensive than just buying a pack of razors from your local drugstore. However, you will be saving significant amounts of money in the long run from no longer needing to pay for waxing services or purchasing packages of razors over and over again.
  • Watch Out For Untrained Technicians: If the treatment is performed by an untrained technician, you may be left with scars and burns from improper use of the laser. Before beginning treatments, research the technician and ensure they are qualified and have proper certifications.

Edmonton Laser Hair Removal

Keeping our bodies hairless is not always smooth sailing. Traditional hair removal methods such as waxing, tweezing, and shaving all have the potential for nicks, bumps, regrowth, and general discomfort, unlike laser hair removal. This innovative hair removal treatment offers long-lasting results that your future self will thank you for.
Laser hair removal has given so many individuals higher self-esteem and confidence knowing that they will never have to stress about any pesky, unwanted hair growing back. Live freely and confidently by booking a laser hair removal session with one of our experienced practitioners by calling (780) 481-9772 or by filling out our online contact form.


Q: What does laser hair removal feel like?
A: Most patients describe the feeling as being snapped with a warm rubber band. You may feel some discomfort during your treatment, however, treatments only last for short periods of time.

Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: How many sessions will depend on the area being treated, your hair and skin type, and the laser your technician uses. During your consultation, your technician will outline how many treatments you will personally require to see optimal results based on all of those factors.

Q: What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
A: Every area of your body can be treated. The most popular areas clients seek treatment for are the legs, bikini area, back, and armpits.


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