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Having unwanted hair is very common and many people, especially women, struggle with hair removal. Many feel more comfortable when the body is smooth and free of unwanted hair.

Temporary methods of hair removal have their pros and cons, but what they have in common is that they are not long term. You might feel tired and frustrated of constantly having to remove your unwanted hair.

Shaving is cheap and effective, but must be repeated very frequently. Shaving does not affect the growth of the hair and is only a temporary solution. Common side effects to shaving are infections of the hair follicles, cuts and itching. Waxing gives a smooth result and is better on large surfaces but is very painful and can sometimes cause an allergic reaction to the skin. Picking with a tweezer gives a precise result, but is very time consuming and often painful. The method is slow and impractical, especially if large areas are picked.

If you like the idea of never having to shave, wax or pluck again, you should definitely consider laser hair removal.  It is fast and safe, even for those with sensitive skin. But while laser hair removal is a modern and effective solution, hairs will not disappear over night and patience is needed. Follow up treatments will be needed. The effectiveness of the laser often depends on the contrast between the skin and the hair. The lighter the skin and darker the hair, the more effective the treatment will be.

As long as you choose a professional, experienced beauty salon specializing in laser hair removal, side effects are uncommon. And any irritation of the skin will go away after a few days. The treatment can take anywhere from several minutes to a few hours depending on the size of the area.

Laser hair removal requires some pain tolerance, since the procedure is known to hurt, at least a little bit. The pain can be described as being hit by a rubber band. Numbing cream can ease this discomfort. After the treatment you will be able to continue your normal activities. However, you should avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight at least one week before and after treatment.

If you have a lot of hair that you are simply tired of having to remove, laser hair removal might be right for you. If you are a healthy person, free of allergies, medication use, skin problems and infections, you might be an even better candidate.

During a consultation you will be able to discuss with the technician what results you can expect from laser hair removal. Together you will decide whether laser hair removal is the best solution for you, and whether your expectations are reasonable. If you are tired of temporary hair removal solutions, laser hair removal might just be the perfect solution for you.

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