What is the Best Age for Laser Hair Removal?

Most places require customers to be at least 16 years old to receive laser hair removal treatments. Teens experience significant hormonal changes that cause many body changes, including hair growth. Because hormones fluctuate so rapidly, laser hair treatment may produce only temporary results during the early teen years. Once your hormones have been regulated, usually around age 18, you can expect permanent hair reduction through laser hair removal.

It is not recommended that an eight-year-old child who has reached puberty undergo laser hair removal. In general, it is suggested that the minimum age for laser hair removal be thirteen or fourteen. It is important to note that those with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) should not undergo laser hair treatments. As these hormonal changes affect hair growth, the most effective time to start laser hair removal is after age eighteen.

Young people start to notice body hair at an early age; many children express a desire to remove their body hair to increase their confidence. However, it is important to understand the age restrictions and potential risks associated with laser hair removal. Popular artists like Cardi B post about laser treatments on social media; the Kardashians have even filmed scenes for their popular TV show on laser spas. If any of these things ring true, now might be the right time for a laser hair removal treatment.

Laser hair removal prevents hair from growing back in the treated area and requires fewer treatments than other types of hair removal treatments. It is important to note that the light used in laser treatments cannot differentiate between the melanin in the hair and the melanin in the skin, so the contrast between the skin and the hair must be quite extreme. Additionally, the laser never passes through the dermis, or second layer of skin, where the hair follicles are located. Chemical creams designed to reduce hair to jelly still contain harsh chemicals that can damage both the skin and the hair.

We offer laser hair removal with advanced Soprano XL technology, and many other beauty treatments, so you can have the look you've always wanted without worrying about potential damage from chemical creams. Nobody wants to have unwanted hair, and the good news is that it's never a bad time to have laser hair removal. While a young child should definitely stop receiving laser treatments, there are some cases where teens may opt for laser hair removal. It is important to understand age restrictions and potential risks associated with laser treatments before making a decision.

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