Laser hair removal is the buzzword these days. If you are also the one who wishes to get rid of their unwanted hair, the shaving cuts, waxing allergies, razor bumps and strawberry skin, then here we have covered everything to know about laser hair removal.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
It is a cosmetic procedure to get rid of unwanted hair on any part of the body except the eyebrows. A concentrated beam of laser is targeted on the hair follicles which hampers the growth of hair.
Are you tempted to try this permanent solution to unwanted hair ? But before you decide, there are a few things to know about laser hair removal.
5 Things to know about Laser Hair Removal
Here are the top 5 frequently asked questions about laser hair removal.
1. Is Laser Hair Removal painful or does it hurt?
One of the biggest misconceptions about laser hair removal is that it is painful. The very idea of focusing heat from a concentrated beam of light on the hair follicles may sound painful. But it is not! The latest ice-cool technology used by Urban Company’s professionals’ employs a dual chiller mechanism. It releases a blast of cool air exactly where the laser is pointed. This makes it painless with just pricking or pinching sensation around the treated areas.
However, the same doesn’t hold true when your body temperature is elevated, especially when you’ve been in the heat, or have been exerting your body while traveling to the clinic. Also, one should avoid sun exposure before and after the laser hair removal treatment. So, it is best to opt for an at-home service to keep your body temperature stable, and avoid exposure to UV radiation before starting the treatment.
2. How much does Laser Hair Removal cost?
Gone are the days when laser hair removal was expensive. The advancements in this technology have made it more affordable than ever.
Cost of Waxing vs Laser Hair Removal in India
Area of Treatment
Cost of Waxing per month
Cost of Laser Hair Removal per session
|1||Under arms||₹ 150||₹ 799|
|2||Full Arms||₹ 599||₹ 4999|
|3||Full Legs||₹ 599||₹ 5999|
|4||Bikini||₹ 1299||₹ 4999|
*The figures are indicative and may slightly vary from city to city
Prima facie it appears that laser hair reduction is expensive. But after completion of the treatment, your hair would be gone permanently and you would not need alternative ways of hair removal like waxing, trimming, or shaving. Now, let’s do a realistic comparison of the amount you would spend on waxing as compared to laser hair removal over a span of 5 years.
5 year expenditure on Waxing vs Laser Hair Reduction
Area of Treatment
Cost of Waxing*
Cost of Laser Hair Removal **
|1||Under arms||₹ 9,000||₹ 3,599|
|2||Full Arms||₹ 35,940||₹ 17,999|
|3||Full Legs||₹ 35,940||₹ 21,599|
|4||Bikini||₹ 77,940||₹ 17,999|
* Considering you need a waxing session every month
** Considering 6-8 sessions for complete laser hair removal
Hence, laser hair reduction is a one-time investment and getting complete laser treatment can result in 80% savings in the long run.
3. How fast do you see results with laser hair removal?
It would be wrong to expect complete hair removal in a single session. Like every other life cycle, hair growth also undergoes a cycle. When you take the first laser removal at home, hair follicles would be at different stages of their growth. The laser hair removal targets the follicles which are in the stage where the hair connects to them. At any given time, only 20% of the hair follicles remain in this stage. To ensure that each one is destroyed completely, you need to take multiple sessions spaced at 4-6 weeks.
You might experience fewer and thinner hair after the first session but for long lasting results, it is recommended to get 8 – 12 sessions to destroy the hair follicles completely.
4. Is it necessary to visit a clinic before getting Laser Hair Removal?
Many believe that a physical visit to the doctor is necessary before opting for laser treatments. However, consultation with a dermatologist can be done from the comfort of your home too. When you book a laser hair removal session from Urban Company, an aesthetician gives you a call and enquires about your medical history. When the partner visits your home for the laser hair reduction, he/she will decide a customised plan for you.
Urban Company provides free counselling with the Skin Expert before each laser removal session. They guide you for everything you need to know about laser hair removal.
5. Which technology is safest for Laser Hair Removal?
Over the years, technology has advanced a lot. Various types of laser machines are used for hair removal. However the safest and the most effective one is the diode laser. It is coupled with cooling technology which makes the entire process painless and helps to achieve the desired results in lesser number of sittings too. Along with technology, it is equally important to choose qualified professionals who are well trained and experienced in handling the tech equipment safely.
Urban Company uses the best-in-class FDA approved laser machines. The triple wavelength and diode laser are highly effective for hair removal of all types of hair and are suitable for all skin types. It even removes the ingrown hair and destroys their follicles. Thus, preventing them from developing in future. All of this from the comfort of your home. What else could you ask for?!
We tried to answer everything you should know about laser hair removal. However, if you are still hesitant, read this first-hand testimony of a customer, and book a trial session with Urban Company from the comfort of your home and consult the Skin Expert. They will recommend the right course of action for you.