Has Your Teen Asked for Laser Hair Removal?
This treatment has become extremely popular. It’s often the first choice for lasting hair reduction and temporary removal for adults, and more teens are beginning to request it. Like many concerns kids in the midst of puberty may have, the appearance of hair in unwanted places may cause additional stress.
Parents begin to face the question if laser hair removal is a good option. This is a question that no one can help a parent with, but we could give you helpful information about the procedure.
Laser hair removal is no less safe for teens than it is for adults. Like adults, you must consider the possible negative effects the treatment may have on your teen – blistering, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, scarring, and discoloration.
It’s also important to know that this is not a permanent option for hair removal. Patients are not in the office only once for laser hair removal. This is a consistent treatment option, and patients are in the office around every six weeks for treatments, which can cost up to anywhere between $50 to $300 depending on the treatment area. This can be a really good investment for most due to permanent hair reduction after a few treatments. However, depending on the treatment area, hair growth maybe much more aggressive, especially in teens whose bodies are producing growth hormones.
Parents must also be aware of the possible pain that laser hair removal cause during treatment. Many patients compare the feeling to the frequent popping of rubber bands against the skin. If you know you teens pain tolerance level, consider this when making your decision in allowing them to have the treatment.