If you want the results of waxing but aren’t a fan of the mess and pain that accompanies it, laser hair removal could be just what you’re looking for. This is especially true if you don’t want to worry about unwanted hair regrowth.
Let’s face it: hair removal is a hassle. Popular hair removal techniques like shaving and waxing, are effective but there are definite downsides to each method. Shaving requires regular maintenance and frequent investments in tools like razor blades and cream. Results are longer lasting with waxing, but it’s not exactly pain-free.
Here are just a few benefits of laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is faster than waxing while providing long-lasting results. The actual procedure only lasts a few minutes for each treatment. Compare that with waxing, which can take at least thirty minutes per session.
Unlike waxing or shaving, which focus on simply pulling the hair follicles by the root. Instead, laser hair removal uses light pigment that concentrates at the follicle and is absorbed. The hair is removed and this specific method delays the onset of new hair growth. Most people can go at least a year without needing a touch-up.
In addition to being a time-saver both during the procedure and maintenance, laser hair removal is not more painful when compared with waxing due to the numbing medication administered beforehand. Generally, the pain is similar to a stinging sensation as the lasers penetrate the skin. Although laser hair removal is not altogether as painless as shaving is, the results are worth any minimal temporary discomfort.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
Laser hair removal is a unique and effective option for hair removal. That being said, there are a few things to consider about the process that differs from waxing and shaving.
- People with the best results typically have hair darker than their skin color. It does not matter how dark the hair itself is – just that it is comparatively darker than their skin tone.
- The laser hair removal process leaves the skin prone to sun damage after treatment. Be mindful of that when considering whether to treat areas of the body that are exposed to the sun frequently, like arms, legs, and the face. After a laser treatment procedure, your skin might be red and irritated, similar to a sunburn. You can treat the irritated areas with cold compresses and/or ice packs to dull any discomfort.
- Results take longer to see. Unlike waxing or shaving, which removes the hair during treatment, it typically takes about four to six sessions before you start to see results. However, there’s an upside: you should only need a touch-up treatment at most once every six months to a year. Some people can go even longer!
READY TO TRY IT OUT YOURSELF?
Are you sick of the maintenance, time, and pain it takes to keep unwanted hair away? Laser hair removal might be a great alternative to common hair removal methods. To learn more about the process or to book a consultation, call us at (413) 224-2658.
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