Traditional hair removal is a real time suck. While many of us commit to waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams regularly, the results are only temporary and in some cases, painful. Technology offers an alternative, though, with quite a few benefits. For those needing a little more convincing to commit to laser hair removal treatments, consider the following benefits.
Consider all the time it takes to shave each week or the hours spent traveling to and from waxing appointments. When added up over a lifetime, it’s shocking to think of how much time hair removal takes! Regain this lost time with laser hair removal, which can permanently reduce hair growth.
Each laser hair removal session is quick, lasting no longer than a standard waxing appointment. Treatment times and the number of sessions required will vary by treatment area, but laser hair removal applicators are able to target multiple hair follicles at once, making each session quicker than electrolysis, which targets individual follicles.
Consider, for example, the cost per shave of razor blades, shaving cream, and soothing after-shave lotion—for life. Shaving won’t diminish hair growth, so it’s a bill that will add up indefinitely. And while waxing may make hair appear less coarse, it doesn’t minimize hair growth overall and is also an ongoing budget commitment. Laser hair removal treatments may appear to cost a lot up front, but it’s a small price when compared to the ongoing costs of traditional hair removal methods.
Laser hair removal is comfortable for most. Some devices offer an advanced cooling system that works on contact to protect skin and ensure a more comfortable treatment. If the patient has sensitive skin, the treatment provider may alter settings for improved comfort.
Early laser hair removal machines were feared by people with darker skin tones, because of their inability to detect the difference between dark skin and dark hair, resulting in skin discoloration. However, technology has come a long way, and many advanced laser hair removal systems are now safe and effective for all skin tones.
No more regrowth! When waxing, regrowth is necessary to allow for enough hair for the wax to stick to. This makes for an awkward time in between appointments and can cause itchiness and discomfort. Because laser hair removal targets the hair follicle, shaving is encouraged prior to and in-between appointments.
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