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Tips & Articles for Your Skin

How Old Do You Have to Be for Laser Hair Removal?

The question is: How old do you have to be to get laser hair removal? The accepted minimum age to begin laser hair removal can be as young as 14 years old, although most experts recommend waiting until the teen is through puberty and, if female, has begun her menstrual cycle.

The reason for this is that hormonal changes in females may affect how their skin responds to treatment.

When a person enters puberty and begins producing more hormones such as estrogen or testosterone, there are greater chances of developing an inflammatory response on the skin's surface that could lead to redness, swelling, or other complications after undergoing laser hair removal treatments

Also, teens with darker skin tones may be at greater risk of developing hyperpigmentation (or dark spots) because their bodies produce excess melanin in response to the laser hair removal treatment.

Problems With Treating Teenagers

While many laser hair specialists are hesitant to treat teenagers with the procedure, there is little reason for concern.

Adolescent hormones and their rapid growth can result in quickly-growing hair even after one treatment - this makes it hard for adolescents who require multiple sessions per year of removal in order to achieve desired results.

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Undesirable Hair in Young Adults

Young adults in their 20s and 30s have more responsibilities than before. As a result of this busier life, it can become difficult to find time for personal care such as shaving unwanted hair away from places where they don't belong like underarms and other sensitive areas that might be embarrassed by the sight/smell of razor bumps etc…

At some point in adulthood, everyone realizes how hard maintaining themselves during work hours becomes so many adults get busy with their careers which leave little room leftover just so these needs could take place without being too noticeable.

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Undesirable Hair in Older Adults

Unwanted hair is a common problem among older adults, and it can start to appear in places you didn’t have before. 

As we age our bodies undergo many changes which lead us down unpromising paths of having thicker or coarser hairs than what was normal for most people during their younger years.

This could irritate your skin if not properly taken care off - especially around sensitive areas such as underarms where shaving would usually be necessary daily with an electric shaver. 

Waxing might also become too painful because thinning may cause thick patches on top layers that are harder plucked out individually by hand.

There are many reasons why people might want to remove undesired hair, but not all of them can be easily solved with a trip to the salon. 

Sometimes you need more than just some waxing or shaving cream and an electric razor; sometimes you need something stronger like laser treatments

If your young adult son has been struggling with acne for years now, consider trying out lasers as treatment options before he gets any older. 

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