Laser hair removal is more accepted, says expert

7 September 2011

Hair removal laser treatment has grown in popularity over the years and is now more widely accepted among a range of people, an expert has claimed.

Professional Beauty editor Eve Oxberry believes that the decreasing fear of using lasers for non-surgical cosmetic treatments has in part accounted for the growth in people seeking the procedure.

Even though their use is now unregulated by the Care Quality Commission, Ms Oxberry added that patients should find out whether salons have a "special treatment licence" which many clinics are now required to have following safety checks carried out by authorities.

Patients should make sure that professionals give adequate aftercare advice, such as to avoid direct sunlight or the use of fake tan, "so ask a few questions to check they know their stuff" before going for treatment, Ms Oxberry added.

David Oliver, a consultant plastic surgeon who also provides advice for fellow cosmetic publication Expert Beauty, argued the decreasing cost of laser hair removal makes it more attractive and cost effective for consumers as well.

Posted by Jeanette Royston


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