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The Rising Popularity of Laser Hair Removal Treatments

January 9, 2018

Laser hair removal is steadily becoming one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures by cosmetic surgeons and clinics around the world on patients seeking to improve the appearance of unwanted hair.  In 2014, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Survey determined that laser hair removal procedures have increased by 51% in a two year period.  With social stigmas on cosmetic procedures becoming much more accepted, more women and even men are seeking the expertise of hair removal specialists to help them address their concerns.  Another reason for the increased interest in laser hair removal is the substantial improvements in affordability, making it a more accessible treatment for many people.  According to Harper’s Bazaar, the cost of having a laser hair removal procedure performed is less than a third of the cost for waxing over a period of 35 years.  In addition to the substantial savings that will accumulate over time, you will save yourself time as well as the pain and discomfort associated with waxing.  These factors, along with the benefits listed below are the greatest contributors to its rise in popularity. Laser hair removal is a very quick and is a procedure that is virtually free of any pain or discomfort, especially with the use of topical anesthetics and pain treatments options.  The procedure itself is very simple and quick, with each treatments lasting between 15 and 30 minutes at the very most.  You will most likely require a total of up to six treatments, with eight to twelve weeks in between each treatment.  There are some side effects to consider, and finding a reputable physician will give you peace of mind and reduce the chances of any negative side effects such as skin irritation and pigment changes.  Avoiding extended exposure to the sun and high sources of heat such as hot tubs or saunas is recommended for at least three days after the procedure. According to the SpaMedica cosmetic surgery and dermatology clinic for laser hair removal in Toronto, it’s possible to achieve a reduction rate of at least 75% for patients with dark hair and light or dark skin.  Over 97% of women were satisfied with the outcomes of their laser hair removal treatments, according to a survey conducted by Celibre Medical Corporation.  Taking these facts into consideration when deciding on whether laser hair removal is suitable for you can help you in making the right decision.

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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