Unwanted body hair can be unattractive and embarrassing, but getting rid of it on your own is a time-consuming task. Shaving results in smooth skin for about a day until the area needs to be shaved again. Waxing results tend to last longer than shaving, but it is either messy at home or expensive at a salon. Fortunately, there is a way to have smooth skin without ever waxing, shaving or plucking. Laser hair removal may be the solution you are looking for, and it offers many benefits.
For starters, laser hair removal treatments are quick and convenient. During the treatment, it just takes a fraction of a second for each pulse of light to reach the skin. As such, treatments typically don’t take very long to complete.
Laser hair removal treatments are cost effective over time. When you add up the cost of razors, depilatory creams, shaving cream, waxing materials and appointments, you may find that with a series of laser treatments, you reduce your expenditures quite a bit. This is a more practical solution for long-lasting hair reduction.
Along with saving money, you will also save time that could add up to hours each week. Any hair removal system takes time. However, with laser hair removal, once the treatment is completed, you do not need to spend another minute removing unwanted hair.
When some hair starts to grow back, it may be weak and pale, which is a good thing. You can shave if you want or you can have a touch-up laser treatment. Your first set of treatments may take multiple months because the laser only works during the growth stage of the hair. Therefore, the first treatment will remove that hair, and you will need to wait some time for the rest of the hair to enter the growth stage. You should not pluck, wax or have electrolysis during that time because those treatments will damage the follicle. You may shave, however.
During the treatment, the laser light is absorbed by the melanin or pigment in the hair as heat. This heat safely destroys the hair follicle so that it can no longer grow hair.