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  • Shaving Vs. Laser Hair Removal

    Four blades, five blades…razors keep adding blades for a closer shave. These blades can help remove more hair, but they cost more money and the hair continues to grow back. In Studio City, laser hair removal is a better investment of time and money. Let’s explore why.

    The Cutting Edge

    Razors have been around for centuries, removing hair from men and women alike. Over the years we’ve moved from straight-edge razors that needed sharpening to disposable razors that you toss after a few uses. Razors now come with wire protectors, strips of moisturizer, vibration and even soap built around the blades to eliminate the need for shaving cream. There are so many to choose from at your local drug store. Shaving is now more comfortable and safe, reducing cuts to small nicks that usually don’t lead to serious blood loss.

    Hair, Hair Go Away, Come Again Another Day

    That’s exactly what happens when you shave. The hair goes away, but it comes back a few days later. And the re-growth isn’t soft and smooth; it’s rough and stubbly. When you shave, you flatten the tip of the hair, so when it comes back it feels blunt. You aren’t really removing any hair, just cutting it off at the surface of the skin. Furthermore, when you cut hair close to the skin, there’s a chance it grows back into the skin instead of up and out of the follicle. This process results in ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are often painful, and can lead to infection.

    Lasers Get Down to It

    Instead of removing the visible growth of the hair shaft, laser hair removal salons in Studio City use technology that interrupts the growth cycle of the hair. Waxing and plucking remove the hair at the root, but don’t disrupt re-growth. Lasers, on the other hand, target the hair shaft and blast it with heat. This heat moves down the hair shaft and destroys the follicle’s ability to grow more hair. The result is permanent hair growth reduction. You can enjoy Studio City any time without worrying about whether or not you shaved.

    Multiple Sessions

    You will need a few sessions with a laser to remove all the hair in an area. Why? Because lasers only permanently affect hair follicles that are in the growth phase. If the follicle is in its resting phase, hair will re-grow. Your doctor will recommend spacing out the appointments to address the growth phases of your hair. Most offices include touch-up appointments in the original cost, so that if there are a few hairs that are missed, you can come back in to have them removed.

     

     

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