In the past, the only methods of removing unsightly body hair would be plucking, shaving, waxing or types of electrolysis. All of these methods are time consuming, painful and often not very effective. But in recent years, we have seen a rise in popularity of laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal safely and effectively removes body hair by using a laser which penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the hair shaft. As the laser energy is absorbed by the hair, it is then converted into heat. It is this heat which damages and destroys the hair follicle, thus reducing it’s ability to grow back.
So what are the benefits of laser treatment compared to more traditional hair removal techniques? We have a list of five reasons why we think laser hair removal is a god send!
1. It’s so convenient
The truth is that due to the rise in popularity of laser hair removal, it is becoming more readily available. Nowadays, you will not have to travel far to find a laser hair removal expert that you are happy with. The treatment itself is also very quick with smaller areas such as the underarms taking as little as twenty minutes. There are also a number of laser hair removal experts which make it easy to book your first consultation online, making it even easier to take the first steps towards a more permanent solution to being free of the fuzz.
2. It will save you money in the long term
When comparing the cost of laser hair removal to other methods (such as waxing) over a period of a year, you will find that it is a cheaper alternative to many other methods currently available. Think of how much you may spend a year on waxing, then multiply this number by ten or twenty and you will be astonished at how much you are likely to spend on such an ineffective treatment throughout your lifetime. Laser hair removal can significantly reduce the amount of hair that grows by as much as 85% after just four to six sessions. With continued treatment, the small amount of hair that does grow back will be finer, making it increasingly easier to maintain your new silky smooth pins. You will then need less and less sessions in the years that follow, making the treatment more cost effective.
3. It will save you time
How much time do you currently spend on your hair removal routine? Shaving alone can add an extra thirty minutes to an hour onto your already busy schedules and it’s only a matter of days until the dreaded 5’o clock shadow returns. Compare this to the couple of hours each month that is required for laser hair removal and it’s amazing to think how much time you could be saving.
4. It is easier to prepare for than other hair removal techniques
Preparation of your skin and body hair prior to laser hair removal is so simple and easy to incorporate into your lifestyle. Say goodbye to the days having to cover hairy legs or armpits prior to a waxing session. Although you cannot wax, pluck or remove hair from the root before treatment, you can continue to shave as normal prior to your laser hair removal, giving you more freedom to continue life as normal. You are advised to avoid sun exposure for around two weeks before your session, but that’s nothing that a good sun block won’t take care of.
5. It doesn’t hurt as much as waxing
Although laser hair removal is not completely pain free, it is less painful as other hair removal techniques such as waxing. The feeling is said to be almost like a small elastic band being flicked onto your skin. The good news is that shaving before treatment can make the process less painful and over time as the hair gets finer, this pain will ease off.