How To Battle Unexpected Hair Growth With Laser Hair Removal

Posted on: 29 August 2022

Things they don't tell you about getting older: Hair will grow where it never grew before.

Hair not only grows in unexpected places but is also coarser and sometimes darker than ever before. Luckily, you can fight back with laser hair removal. Here's what you need to know.

Why does hair grow in unexpected places as women grow older?

There are a few reasons for this. First, as you age, your hormones change, which can cause hair to grow in places it never did before. The National Institutes of Health reports that the hormone changes from menopause often leave women with "less hair on [their] head, [and] more on [their] face." Additionally, you might already have medical conditions that can have hair growth as a side effect, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The important thing to remember is that unexpected hair growth is a completely normal part of aging that you can fight.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair. The laser targets the pigment in the hair and destroys the follicle, which prevents the hair from growing back. The laser uses heat to destroy the follicle permanently.

It should be noted that blonde, red, and white hair have minimal pigment and do not respond well to laser hair removal.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Most people say laser hair removal feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin. You might feel slight discomfort if you have sensitive skin, but it is usually not painful.

What is the healing time for laser hair removal?

There is no downtime after laser hair removal. It is considered to be a safe cosmetic procedure with few side effects. You might have some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment, but you can return to work. The redness should go away within a few hours. You might also experience some itching, but this should go away quickly.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal is considered a permanent hair reduction treatment, meaning it will significantly reduce the amount of hair in the treated area. However, it is important to note that you might need more than one treatment to achieve desired results.

How much does laser hair removal cost?

The price of laser hair removal can vary greatly. The cost depends on the location, the size of the area being treated, and the number of treatments necessary to remove the unwanted hair permanently.

Now you know everything you need to know to go out and conquer all those stray hairs growing in unexpected places. 

Contact a provider to learn more about laser hair removal