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Laser Hair Removal Process, Cost, Results, and Risks

Lasers have come into vogue as a hair removal technology. The field has exploded in recent years (with some unsavory operators complicating the picture). But laser technology for hair removal has a lot of serious downsides.

The laser hair removal process can only claim hair removal reduction, not permanent hair removal. Speed and effectiveness are largely dependent on the quality and skill of the technician and the type of laser technology used. The laser hair removal process typically involves 6-8 treatments spaced 8-12 weeks apart, with some people needing further touch up treatments after the standard 6-8 treatments. Some people are also considered "non-responders." In other words, the treatment doesn't work for some people, but there is no way of knowing if this is due to the quality of laser or technicians.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works through the application of selective photothermolysis that selectively damages dark matter. This hair removal technology doesn't actually use a laser, but rather Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) that is absorbed by melanin in the hair. Since light is absorbed by dark objects, only dark hair can be removed by laser hair removal technology, leaving those with light hair out of the this treatment option. Previously, people with medium to dark skin were also left out of the laser hair removal treatment option. Recent advances in the technology have produced different frequency light waves that work on darker skin, but the hair must still be darker than the skin and some say these waves are less effective in hair removal.


Typical Cost of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal cost is dependent on a few different factors: usual market indicators of supply and demand, the type of laser being used (this will also affect risk and effectiveness), and how large an area you are having treated.

Typical cost of laser hair removal for the bikini area, for example, range from $350 to $500. Larger areas cost more, and of course if you want to have hair removed from several different areas, there is a cost for each area.

This means the cost of laser hair removal could range from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on your needs. The Finally Free system is a one-time purchase no matter how many areas of the body you would like to treat to permanent hair removal. The only recurring cost is for replacement patches, which we advise you to replace after three uses for best results.


Laser Hair Removal Results

Laser hair removal results will depend on how well-trained your technician is, the coarseness and darkness of your hair compared to your skin (the most ideal candidates have fair skin and dark, coarse hair), and the type of laser used.

Currently laser hair removal doesn't work for people with lighter colored hair, and is not considered a permanent hair removal technology, but only a hair removal "reduction" technology.

Finally Free hair removal is permanent and works on all hair and skin types.


Risks of Laser Hair Removal

Risks of laser hair removal include fairly mild and temporary side effects such as itchiness, redness, and swelling. Other more serious risks of laser hair removal include burns, discoloration of the skin, acne flares, scabs, and infection.

While lasers are generally not as painful as electrolysis, they still hurt - especially people with sensitive skin or low pain thresholds. In fact, some people find the treatments excruciating. The process has been likened to having someone snapping a tight rubber band on your skin, over and over again. Many clients have to apply numbing cream to the areas to be lasered so they don't jump out of their chairs.

As for home laser hair removal machines, they are still new, unproven, and expensive. Plus, working with a technology as potentially dangerous as lasers by oneself is not a good idea. The possibility of harm is too great when one is playing with this form of fire.

Finally Free Permanent Hair Removal System has been shown in clinical studies (later published in a peer-reviewed journal) to be much more effective than laser - and with virtually no associated pain. As the many thousands of users who have had excellent results with Finally Free will attest, it is clearly superior to laser hair removal treatment - as it has none of the downsides described above.

Only Finally Free Ultra is a Painless, Permanent Hair Removal system that is clearly superior to lasers.

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