The freedom that comes with laser hair removal…

23 Jul


Shaving, waxing, depilatories and electrolysis – hair removal can be time consuming, expensive and painful! But is going under the laser the answer to your hair-removal woes? Here are the benefits to laser hair removal.

How does laser hair removal work?
There are several laser devices currently available but they all use the same basic technology. A device delivers laser energy (heat) to the unwanted hair, which penetrates each strand right to the root and damages the follicle. This disables the follicle and prevents it from producing new hair.

In comparison, electrolysis involves removing hair by applying electric current to the follicle with a fine needle that destroys the root of the hair.  Electrolysis requires needle probes to be inserted into every hair follicle you want to target which can make sessions quite long and uncomfortable (laser hair removal can treat larger areas at a time).

What are the pros?

  • One of the biggest advantages of laser hair removal is the speed of the treatment in comparison electrolysis, which is much more time consuming.
  • The technique is considered to be safe if performed properly.
  • It is considered to be less painful than other methods (particularly electrolysis).
  • The process works – most people experience long-lasting hair removal or even permanent hair reduction.
  • The method is effective for removing hair from large areas such as backs or legs.

Laser hair removal certainly gives you longer lasting results when compared to more conventional methods like shaving, waxing and depilatories. Additionally, it is generally thought to be less painful and less time consuming than electrolysis.

When it comes to laser hair removal, the pain factor varies from person-to-person because everyone’s pain tolerance is different. Laser hair removal has been described as feeling like a gentle pinch or like the snap of a warm rubber band.  Also, the pain factor will depend on the area of the body that is being treated. Some areas of the body are more sensitive for clients than others. Some clients even say that one side of the body tends to be more sensitive than the other. Most clients do agree that waxing is far more painful than laser hair removal.

Can laser hair removal reduce ingrown hairs? It certainly can! Ingrown hair commonly shows up in areas of the body that have been shaved or waxed. They’re caused when the hair is broken off unevenly with a sharp tip. With laser hair removal, clients have less of a chance of getting ingrown hair because they aren’t shaving or waxing. Plus, when hair does grow back after a laser hair removal treatment, the hair tends to be sparse and fine. The change in hair texture reduces the chance of having ingrown hairs even more.

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