Whether you tweeze, shave, wax or exfoliate, keeping yourself looking your best is time consuming and, dare I say it, expensive. But while many of us are chained to our weekly or even daily maintenance routines, some people have taken an extra step and gone in for laser hair removal treatments that can provide almost permanent results.
But is it worth it? And if so, should everyone get it? Laser hair removal is an expensive process that isn’t right for everyone, so make sure you want and qualify for it before going in to see a technician.
Light Skin with Dark hair
While many laser hair removal devices have updated in the past few years, they still rely on using a laser beam to destroy a hair follicle, something that can damage skin pigments with dark skin. If you have very light hair, the procedure might not be for you either. Lighter hair reflects light rather than absorbing it, meaning that your laser hair removal will be less effective.
However; some new hair removal salons are equipped for removing hair on dark skin. You may want to ask a specific hair removal technician for an exact answer. Many will provide you with a card or electronic skin test that you can use to make sure you have a compatible skin type.
Savings Build Up Over Time
With the cost of razors, exfoliating creams, wax and trips to the cosmetologist, personal hair removal at home can be a bit pricier than you would think, especially when you consider you might have to buy lotions and creams to soothe irritation.
Laser hair removal can get expensive, but surprisingly it can be cheaper when you consider it in terms of time and products you won’t have to use. A full series of laser hair removal treatments (usually 3-6 treatments) can be effective for years depending on the person. When you consider that the average woman spends more than an hour a week shaving her legs and much more than that on facial hair removal (if that is a consideration) then you have some considerable time and money savings to think about.
Convenience Is King
No one wants to spend a great deal of time on hair removal procedures when they don’t have to, especially not if you have a problem area on the lips, chin or eyebrows. Tweezing and waxing delicate areas is more than a little painful and time consuming, not to mention awkward. Laser hair removal isn’t only appropriate for ‘problem’ areas. It’s also great for saving time on bikini waxes, shaving your legs and even your underarms as well.
If you regularly ‘miss a spot’, don’t have time for regular upkeep, or just wish it were a little easier, than laser hair removal is definitely something you should consider.
New laser hair removal procedures allow the process to be more effective, fast and affordable than ever before which means that now is the best time to consider laser hair removal.
Imagine not having to shave, wax or tweeze for 2 years or more? Many people see an 80-90% reduction for 5-10 years! With continued treatments after the first 2 years, you could see even better permanent hair reduction.
The real value of laser hair removal is in the fact that it is convenient. Whether you have facial hair that you would rather do without or want to save time on your regular beauty maintenance, laser hair removal is the best way to go.
Laser Hair Removal Promotes Healthier Skin
As you might know, most hair removal methods cause your skin to dry out, chafe or even redden. Tweezers, razors and wax aren’t exactly good for your skin. A laser treatment on the other hand will cause some irritation, but will then allow your skin to be hair free without suffering from weekly or daily exposure to sharp blades, plucking, harsh chemicals or having skin follicles ripped away during waxing.
While you won’t see immediate results in skin health or hair loss, laser hair removal will give you great benefits over time. If any of these benefits sound good to you and you have the time and money to go in for the treatments, then you should definitely consider laser hair removal.
If you’re considering getting laser hair removal, make sure you look for a local salon with a good reputation and state of the art technology.