Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Spring is upon us once again and in the near future comes Summer. With the warmer weather and outside activities, many people also experience an often unspoken fear: unwanted body hair. There are a variety of options as to how to deal with unwanted hair such as waxing, tweezing or shaving, but one option that is sometimes overlooked is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal has been a tried and tested solution for more than two decades. This article will highlight the benefits of laser hair removal.
One of the reasons that laser hair removal is so attractive is because most patients only need between three and seven treatment sessions before they experience permanent hair loss. Hundreds of thousands of people have used laser hair removal since it was introduced, making it one of the safest cosmetic procedures available.
Versatile & Precise
Laser hair removal is fantastic for ANY unwanted body hair, regardless of what part of the body is being treated. Facial hair, bikini lines, underarm, legs, arms or other areas of the body can easily and effectively be treated. Perhaps the versatility of the treatment is one reason why laser hair removal has become one of the most commonly sought out cosmetic procedures in the United States. A laser of highly concentrated light is precisely and specifically targeted at the hair follicle. Natural pigments in the hair follicle absorbs the light, which in turn destroys the hair. Precision is one of the greatest benefits of laser hair removal, because it does not affect surrounding skin tissue as severely as other treatment options. Also, due to its precision, laser hair removal is seen as more effective than intense pulsed light (IPL) with the added benefit of quicker results.
Quick Results & Time Saved
In addition to the precision of laser hair removal, treatment sessions are much shorter than you might anticipate. For example, a full bikini line treatment only takes approximately twenty minutes, and your upper lip should take less than two minutes to complete. Larger body areas like the back or legs may take up to an hour, but most pulse lasers treat an area about the size of an American quarter multiple times per second. Sometimes areas may need multiple treatment sessions, but you will notice results of laser hair removal almost immediately, with full results within just a few weeks. After laser hair removal, individuals will notice how much time they are saving daily by no longer having to spend time shaving, waxing, and plucking with tweezers. Because the results from laser hair removal are permanent, you’ll eventually stop checking your underarms and legs to see if you need to shave, which in itself is saving you time too.
No Waiting For Hair Growth
One difference in laser hair removal as compared to other treatment options like waxing, is there is no need for surface hair to be long enough for treatment. The opposite is true for laser hair removal. Often clients are encouraged to shave prior to their treatment sessions, as to not scorch and burn any surface hair that might be present. This is great, because you can stay smooth and hair free, while you wait for the results of your laser hair removal.
No More Ingrown Hairs
Another great benefit to laser hair removal that other treatment options can not offer is the lack of ingrown hairs. Some clinics also offer “Ingrown Hair Treatment” using the same technique as laser hair removal. Usually painful, not to mention annoying, ingrown hairs will be a thing of the past. Because shaving and waxing will also become a distant memory after laser hair removal, you will enjoy the absence of irritated skin or razor burn! YAY!
Although the initial up front cost of laser hair removal may be higher than your current expenses on things like razors, waxes, lotions, creams or any other hair removal treatment option you may have tried, you will find that the long term benefits of laser hair removal also include saving money. Over your life time, it is truly hard to estimate just how much you can save, depending on what products and services you will no longer need.
In conclusion, it is easy to see why laser hair removal may be the best opportunity out there today. With very few minor side effects, laser hair removal is not something to scare yourself over. The side effects that do manifest typically are short lived, lasting only a few days or less. Laser hair removal has also proven to have predictable results, noting that most patients need less than seven treatment sessions. If these two traits of laser hair removal are not enough, don’t forget about all of the extra time and money you will be saving, for the rest of your life! Quick, convenient, and proven; laser hair removal is the way to go.