There are many girls, some of whom may even be blow eighteen year of ages, who are keen to get rid of hair on different parts of body for whatever reasons. It may be due peer pressure. A young girl with excessive hair on her body may easily get conscious of her appearance, especially so when she happens to be an aspiring model or an athlete for whom getting rid of hair can make or mar her career. So, they look for options that can eliminate unwanted hair from their body and fortunately there are many in this era, including laser hair removal.
Let’s look at the options a young girl has for removing unnecessary hair from her body.
Shaving is quite a popular option but it could cause ‘shaving bumps’ or ingrown hairs. Hair removing creams are known to cause chemical burns. Now, waxing is effective on grown up hairs, which is often not the case with young girls or teenagers. Compared to all these options, laser hair removal is safe for any part of body as laser don’t go beyond the second layer of skin, which houses hair follicles.
In fact, the technique of laser hair removal has no bearing on the age of the person undertaking this treatment. The risks associated with laser hair removal remain unchanged with age. So, even young girls can opt for this. However, those below eighteen years of age need the presence of either parent along with their written consent at the time of the first session. It is imperative that right laser be used and the candidate must follow the recommended aftercare. Though the risks are very rare, one should always discuss beforehand the subject with laser professional.
Usually, the minimum age recommended for removing hair through laser is fourteen years. However most experts are of the view that the teens should have gone through puberty and in case of girls their menstrual cycle should have started. Girls should be stable hormonally and not have any medical conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
However, it should be added here that the result may be quite temporary during early teen years as hormones are rapidly undergoing change and growth of hair is rampant. More than usual number of treatments may be needed, bringing the overall expense high. It may be worthwhile looking for an experienced and reputed provider who offers discounted prices for teens. Treatments are certainly far more effective after hormones get regulated, generally in the age group of seventeen to nineteen years.
Moreover, the younger girls need to be matured enough to cope with any discomfort during the process of laser hair removal and be disciplined to follow the treatment schedule. It is imperative that the teen takes all the post-treatment precautions like keeping away from the sun and restricting strenuous exercises for a couple of days.
The teen years form a significant phase for building self-esteem. If you are feeling insecure and unhappy about your body, discuss with your parents if it will be right for you to go for laser hair removal.