Removing hair from faces, legs and other body areas is almost ritualistic in our culture. Hair seems to be the enemy, and we often struggle to keep it tamed, trimmed, waxed or shaved to avoid “offending” others with our hairiness. You may find yourself shaving daily or a few times per week, perhaps enduring cuts and ingrown hairs along the way. If you prefer to wax, you must first grow out your hair – which means you probably have to cover up for awhile – before undergoing the painful waxing procedure. Though these methods all work, they are short-lived. Fortunately laser hair removal offers a more permanent solution, one that also provides freedom from hair removal rituals.
Lasers Produce the Best Results
When it comes to removing hair permanently, lasers produce the best results. Unlike electrolysis, which sends a jolt of electricity down a single hair follicle at a time, lasers have the ability to affect multiple hair follicles at once. These lasers target the pigment or melanin in your hair, sending heat down deep into the follicle and disrupting the follicle’s ability to grow hair. Results after just one session are remarkable. Though you will need more than one session to ensure all the hair in a given area is treated, laser hair removal is quick and relatively painless.
Safety and Efficacy
Currently, laser hair removal is the safest, most effective way to remove hair permanently. Many studies have been performed using different types of lasers, comparing results and side effects. With the advent of new techniques, experienced physicians can remove hair from a variety of skin types with less pain and risk of complication. In a 2011 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, three different types of lasers – the diode laser, intense pulsed light (IPL) and a combination of IPL and radiofrequency – were found to have minimal side effects and comparable effectiveness.
Peace of Mind
Once you choose laser hair removal therapy, you are on your way to smooth skin and peace of mind. You can forget about buying razors and shaving cream, expensive waxes or cover-ups. Laser hair removal is well worth it – it gives you permanent results, so you don’t have to worry about unsightly hair or stubble again.