3 Reasons to Throw Your Shaver Away
Tired of shaving, waxing, plucking out unwanted hair? Consider the benefits of laser hair removal, especially for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, and bikini line, among other areas. Here are three reasons to throw the shaver away:
1. It hurts less than waxing. Lasers can quickly target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. The laser uses beams of highly concentrated light designed to selectively penetrate into the hair follicle. The hair within the hair follicle is destroyed as the pigment in follicle absorbs the light. Some people say it feels like a poke with a pencil—perhaps 8 to 12 “pokes” in a 3 inch square area.
When the procedure is over, you may experience some redness and a bit of soreness for a few hours. Both side effects lessen with each treatment.
2. Hair reduction can last for years. Laser devices can result in permanent removal of some body hair after an initial set of 3 to 8 treatments. While you may need some touch-up, the treatments reduce the total numbers of body hair permanently, and large areas can remain hair free for years.
3. Laser hair removal is speedy and efficient. Studies comparing lasers to electrolysis found that lasers can treat an area the size of a quarter every second rather than the 30 seconds to more than a minute to release each hair with galvanic current. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, can be done within an hour.
On a final note, the efficiency of the laser depends on the skill of the laser operator, so always be careful about having the procedure done at a salon or practice that you trust. Studies have found lasers are faster, less painful, and more reliable than electrolysis. It is also one that will save you both time and money over a lifetime! With these benefits, you’ll want to join the millions’ who have made laser hair removal one of the top cosmetic procedures performed in the United States.