Laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular treatment for those who want to get rid off their unwanted hair for good. And with that popularity the question arises – At what age is laser hair removal most effective? Should you get started at your early teens or is it worth waiting until you are in your adult years?
Effectiveness of laser hair removal and suitability
The truth is that technically laser hair removal can be effective at any age, as long as the hair is dark enough to absorb the laser’s energy. That being said, there are a few factors that can influence the effectiveness of the treatment at different ages.
At what age is laser hair removal most effective?
In general, your 20s and 30s are considered to be the prime years for laser hair removal. This is because the hair is typically darker and coarser during this time. Which makes it easier for the laser to target and permanently destroy. Additionally, your skin tends to be firmer and more elastic during these years, which can result in better outcome and faster healing times.
Why laser hair removal is not recommended for teenagers?
Teenagers may experience hormonal changes that can lead to increased hair growth. Ultimately this would mean they need double or even triple amount of treatments, they would have at later years. So the results would only be temporary as opposed to the idea of permanent hair reduction. Which may not be financially viable and may even result in hair stimulation in some cases.
But once the hormones have regulated, treatments will be much more effective and permanent.
Ultimately, the most important factor in the effectiveness of laser hair removal is the individual’s hair and skin type, rather than age. But understanding what factors can have an impact on your results, can support you to make an informed decision when starting the treatment.
If you are ready to learn more about the treatment and how laser hair removal can be life changing for you, please contact my Expert team.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you a personalised treatment plan.