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What Age is it Best to Get Laser Hair Removal?

Ellie Taylor
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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an excellent treatment to remove unwanted hair permanently, but is there an age limit for this procedure? Maybe there is a certain age where laser hair removal is most effective? Read on to learn more.


What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted hair using a concentrated beam of light (laser).

Laser Hair Removal destroys hair follicles and permanently alters the hair development environment by combining light and heat energy. We use modern laser instruments that produce short bursts of light that can penetrate the skin’s epidermis and dermis layers. Click here to discover the results you can expect from the procedure.

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At what age is laser hair removal most effective?

This treatment has the advantage of being effective at any age. This therapy is the most effective approach to permanently reduce hair whether you are 18 or 80 years old. The optimum time to get treatment is when you become aware that you have unwanted hair that you would prefer to be free of.


Is there a laser hair removal age limit?

Teenagers as young as 14 years old can undergo laser hair removal procedures. It is usually recommended to wait until at least 18 years of age, as hair growth might be faster in teenagers, and hormonal changes can have an impact. Once these hormonal changes have stabilised at the age of 18, the effects of laser hair removal are more likely to be long lasting.

Because laser hair removal is often only temporary for many teenagers, it is a costly surgery. The clinics advertising this procedure to young teenagers often do so knowing it isn’t permanent, purposely misleading customers. DestinationSkin only offers this treatment to those 18 and over.


Am I too old for laser hair removal?

Many older adults have not dealt with undesirable hair until later on in life. Hair growing in places where there was previously no hair is one of the many changes that ageing brings to the body. Alternatively, existing hair may thicken and become more difficult to remove.

You may also discover that hygiene activities that were formerly effortless are becoming more difficult. Shaving, for instance, may irritate your skin. Alternatively, due to the thinning of the skin that increases as you age, plucking and waxing may be more uncomfortable.

It’s never too late to get rid of unwanted hair; don’t assume you’re too old for laser therapy simply because you’re an older adult. It’s a fantastic moment to begin feeling more at ease in your own skin.

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Key Learnings

  • Laser hair removal is effective at any age, from 18 to 80
  • Teenagers as young as 14 years old can undergo laser hair removal procedures, however here at DestinationSkin we only treat those 18 and over
  • It’s never too late to get rid of unwanted hair
  • Laser hair removal isn’t suitable for pregnant women, those with keloid scars, and those hypersensitive to light

Find your nearest clinic and arrange a free consultation with one of our dermatologists for advice on how laser hair removal can work for you.

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