Traditional hair removal methods can be a time-consuming daily routine for many people. While methods such as waxing, tweezing and shaving are effective, they don’t provide long-term solutions for hair removal – never mind all those bumps, nicks and ingrown hairs!
Over a decade ago, technological advancements led to the creation of a hair removal system that not only eliminated these annoying problems, but also provided a long-term hair reduction solution: laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is one of the fastest-growing methods of ridding the body of unwanted hair. The appeal of laser hair removal stems from its effectiveness, efficiency and convenience. It can be performed virtually anywhere on the body where you experience unwanted hair growth.
Another reason for its popularity is that laser hair removal can result in permanent reduction of the hair. It is, however, important for consumers to understand exactly what permanent hair reduction means in the laser hair removal industry. It does not mean 100 percent reduction for the rest of your life, but rather 50 to 95 percent reduction. New hair may appear over time, but in most cases it is finer, easier to manage hair. Of course, target treatments can always be performed later to remove these finer hairs.
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.
Choosing laser hair removal over other techniques has many advantages:
- Treatments are quick. Laser hair removal treatments are quicker than you might expect. For example, it only takes 20 minutes to perform a treatment on the underarm.
- You will save money in the long run. With the permanent reduction of hair, you no longer need to purchase endless razors, shaving cream, depilatory creams. The results are far superior to waxing and the cost, over time, is much less.
- You can eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is simply the best option and the only solution to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs. It is also a great option for those who have sensitive skin and experience skin irritation from shaving and waxing.
- You will save time. Laser hair removal eliminates the need to shave daily. Add that up over a lifetime and just think how many weeks you spend with a razor in hand!