Shaving is the worst. It’s tedious, and the threat of our fingers slipping and cutting us open is very real. But nothing beats the feeling of a smooth, hairless body. Whether we’re going on a date or spending a summer vacation by the poolside in Las Vegas, we feel sexy when we’re not hairy. It’s for this reason that most ladies have taken to waxing. Of course, every woman is different, and we each have our preferences, but in the long run, waxing is not the best alternative to shaving. Laser hair removal is on the rise!
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a process in which pulsating lights destroy your hair follicles, preventing them from growing back. Compared to shaving and waxing, which are temporary hair removal solutions, laser hair removal is permanent.
Laser Hair Removal is an Investment
Laser hair removal will involve a series of treatments every 4 – 8 weeks, depending on your skin. The difference between the frequent visits to a laser salon and a waxing salon is that you have to get your waxing treatments done every six weeks or so, forever. Patience is required with laser hair removal – and the results are not immediately visible – but, to reiterate, once your hair is removed by means of laser hair removal, it doesn’t grow back. Think of it as a once off treatment extended over a couple of months, as opposed to waxing, which is a never-ending process.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Not as much as waxing does. When you remove your hair with wax, you are ripping your hairs out of your skin. This motion of pulling the wax off not only tears your hair out, but it also pulls your skin. Waxing has been known to cause ingrown hairs as well, whereas laser hair removal actually cures them. If the beauty is not worth the pain to you at all, rest easy. Laser hair removal hurts only a little bit. Women describe the sensation as a hot snapping feeling against their skin, but it really depends on your skin type. Laser hair removal is safe for everyone, even the most sensitive of skin types. It has been proven that it causes no damage to your skin.
Is Laser Hair Removal Suitable For Me?
Anyone can go for laser hair removal, but keep in mind that it is not an instant solution. It takes time, but the reward is worth it. Think of all the time (and money) you’ll save, never shaving or waxing again! That said, laser hair removal works best on fair skin, with dark hair. Darker skin types, or lighter hair types, might require extra treatments.