“I love having razor burn, ingrown hairs and having to shave, tweeze, pluck and wax!” exclaimed no one. Ever.
But until relatively recently, there really weren’t any better available options.
ENTER: Laser Hair Removal
The clouds parted, the angels sang and every person who ever tried – and failed – to have smooth, stubble-and-ingrown-hair-free skin rejoiced.
And of course they did. Laser hair removal is the way to get smooth skin – and keep it smooth.
Laser hair removal is now one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S. to help remove unwanted hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, and other areas.
It works by beaming highly concentrated light directly into hair follicles which then absorb the light, destroying the hair at its root.
The process is …
… precise. The lasers selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.
… fast. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can simultaneously treat all the hairs in an area approximately the size of a quarter.
… predictable. Most patients experience permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
… cost effective. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for laser hair removal is $235 per session – which, admittedly, may seem costly in the short term, but considering its results can last a lifetime, the long-term benefits far outweigh the cost.
To prepare, all you have to do is trim or shave the area to no more than a few millimeters above the skin’s surface. The laser will then be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of the hair being treated, as well as your skin’s color.
The technician will then move the laser little-by-little, making sure to treat the area thoroughly. Patients commonly compare the sensation to being snapped with a rubber band, a quick little sting that comes and goes quickly. For the next day or two, the treated area may look and feel a little like it’s been sunburned. Then, within the following month, the hairs will start to fall out.
Yes. You read that right: ‘… the hairs will start to fall out.’
Just be sure to wear sunscreen during each month following your treatment to prevent temporary changes in the color of your treated skin.
And just as with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to weigh all the factors so when deciding to get laser hair removal, consider not only to whom you will entrust your skin, but also what you could potentially spend on a lifetime supply of razors and waxing. And really, that doesn’t even factor in the ‘cost’ of your sanity when dealing with alternative hair-removal options.
So if you’re ready to say ‘SAYONARA!’ to unwanted hair, give the professionals at Skintastic a call to let them help you love the skin you’re in.