Laser Hair Removal is Painful, but 2/3 Would Do It Again [VIDEO]
Makenzie on 23 Feb 2012 at 12:20pm
Have you ever considered laser hair removal for that area you HATE to shave? What stopped you from doing it? Perhaps it was the thought of feeling “rubber bands popping on your skin” over and over. Or that it costs roughly $1700 for one of possibly six or more needed treatments.
Pain and cost aside, over 2/3 of RealSelf reviewers say laser hair removal is Worth It. If you’ve been toying with the idea of finishing off your follicles, check out this informative video from Project Beauty. You get a peek at what the process entails, and you can hear a first person description of the pain and results.
Though it wasn’t pain-free, Angela points out that “the whole concept of having to shave less, if not ever having to think about it, is really quite remarkable...if you look at it over your lifetime of what you would spend on hair removal, it probably costs less than waxing or shaving.”
If you’re eager to try this for yourself, remember to seek out a provider with ample experience -- some of those who rated laser hair removal Not Worth It walked away with burns. Dermatologic surgeon Dr. Mitchell Schwartz cautions that “this can occur even when optimal laser treatment parameters are used. They are usually superficial and rarely cause scarring.”
For more information, check out these 5 useful Q&As:
- What’s the best laser hair removal machine?
- What are side effects and risks?
- How can you minimize the pain?
- How long do you wait between treatments?
- What is recovery like?
Would you try LHR? Why or why not?