It is perhaps the most popular and sought after cosmetic procedure in skincare clinics. The reasons for its popularity are many; permanent results, painless, effective on all skin types, high safety profile being some of them. In addition, it has been seen that in long run, it proves to be a very economical solution to hair removal as opposed to waxing which needs to be taken whole life. Laser hair reduction also protects the skin from repetitive injury caused by waxing which can result in pigmentation on the skin especially legs aka Strawberry legs. There are 3 phases in the life cycle of hair-Anagen(growing phase), Catagen(transition phase), Telogen(resting phase). The black pigment present in the hair strands absorbs the energy of laser light and transmits it to the hair root/follicle, and destroys it. The laser is most effective in the anagen phase and thus, not all hair strands may be targeted in the same session, hence the requirement of multiple sessions Laser hair reduction requires between 6 to 12 sessions for appropriate results, and then maintenance sessions can be given once in few months or years. It can provide up to a 70 percent reduction in hair growth. The thicker and coarser your hair is to start with, the better results you see. It is thus a very good option for underarms and bikini area which have naturally coarse hair.

If you’re considering laser hair removal, it pays to study up. We know it’s easy to be lured in by the promise of a stubble-free life, but it’s oh-so important to read up on the facts (and side effects) first, to make sure the treatment is right for you.

There are so many pros to getting laser beyond just the hair removal aspect. If you are susceptible to ingrown hairs that aggravate your skin and cause hyperpigmentation (super common in deep skin tones skin) then it can help to eliminate this.

The options for hair removal are endless. From waxing to threading and shaving to tweezing, but laser hair removal is one of the few options that offers a more permanent approach to getting rid of body hair (if you wish too).

However, just like with any procedure you’re doing to your body, it’s a good idea to thoroughly research the ins and outs of the process before you start a course. Because, while the end result will be *chef’s kiss*, there are a few things to bear in mind and ways you can prep for the best laser experience, wherever on your body you’re getting it done.