Being a teenager can be very stressful. Not enough that you have to deal with hormonal changes and mood swings there’s the avalanche of changes to your body. And one of these is experiencing more hair growth all over. Luckily these will only last for a period of time and once your hormones settle you can reduce the appearance of access facial and body hair. But when to start and at what age can you get laser hair removal?
At what age can you get laser hair removal?
The recommended minimal age for laser hair removal is 18 and above. And even though technically you could start sooner, there are too many risks; not to mention the effectiveness of the laser on teens that is just not worth it.
One of the biggest advantage of laser hair removal is that it will permanently reduce your unwanted hair. However as a teenager laser hair removal at your teens would only give you temporary results. Which is exactly the opposite of what you aim to achieve when you decide to spend your money on laser treatments. So it can be a rather costly adventure that you most likely find to be a let down. This is due to all the hormonal changes that are happening in your early, mid teens.
But once your hormones have regulated, treatments will be much more effective and permanent for you.
Other factors that influence your laser hair removal and why you should start only after 18
- Although laser hair removal isn’t painful, there could be a certain discomfort during the procedure
- You must maintain a regular treatment schedule for best results. As a teen you may lack of discipline to keep up with your treatments that could influence the outcome of your hair removal.
- It’s imperative that you take the treatment seriously and comply with protocols pre and post treatment. Without discipline you could really put your skin at the risk of pigmentation, burns and even scarring. So you have to apply spf daily, keep the area out of the sun and stay away from exercise for 48 hours after each treatment.
Feeling happy and confident in your skin
No matter what changes your body goes through, these are only temporary. But your teenage years are important for building a healthy self esteem. If insecurities about your body are causing you unhappiness, talk with your parents or guardian to discover which treatments would be most suited to you at this stage.
And even though our Clinic will only be able to offer you treatments from the age of 18, my team will be able to talk you through how laser hair removal works and answer any questions you may have.
What happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation & skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective?
How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.
How to book your consultation?
Simply click here to access our online booking system and choose the most suitable date and time for your consultation.
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