Is Laser Hair Removal Right For Me?

Let’s face it, we’re all tired of shaving. Maybe you’ve dipped your toe in waxing for a while, but you still want less maintenance. Enter Skinlastiq’s laser hair removal treatment! 

Enjoy smooth skin without spending precious hours shaving or in front of a mirror plucking away stray hairs with tweezers. You won’t have to schedule frequent appointments at your salon, either—a few sessions will reduce unwanted body hair enough that you won’t need to worry about it as often. Plus, while waxing and shaving can irritate your skin, laser hair removal is designed with your comfort in mind.

To add to that, here are 5 reasons laser hair removal might be the move for you.

Long term hair removal

Regrowth after treatment is typically milder than before the procedure. Areas that have been successfully treated will rarely require any further maintenance and any re-growth that does occur will be much less than it would have been without.

Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to unwanted hair. When performed properly, it should reduce or eliminate the growth of hair in areas where it has been performed. If any regrowth does occur, it can be easily treated with additional treatments or removal devices for home use.

Permanence

One of the most attractive benefits of laser hair removal is that it’s permanent. Shaving, waxing, and tweezing are short-term hair removal methods that result in stubble appearing within a few days after removing the hair. Lasers target individual hairs and damage them at the root, eventually killing them so they can’t grow back.

However, permanent results don’t happen overnight. You might need three to seven sessions to see significant reductions in hair growth, with each treatment spaced between four to six weeks apart. Newly growing hairs that had not yet emerged from beneath the surface of your skin will be able to grow between sessions, so you have to go back for maintenance treatments every few months or years after your initial laser treatment series to treat new growth.

Fewer skin irritations

You’re likely familiar with ingrown hairs and razor burn. If waxing is your thing, maybe you’ve experienced skin irritation or even minor damage. You may have even tried some less common hair removal methods like depilatory creams or sugaring paste, which can cause the same issues as ways of removing hair that depend on touch. With laser hair removal, there’s virtually no risk of these unwanted side effects because the process is completely non-invasive and doesn’t depend on your touching the area being treated. Instead of scraping at your skin with a blade or applying chemicals that almost certainly aren’t healthy for your body to absorb, laser hair removal is a simple and safe procedure that will save you time in the long run because it lasts so much longer than other methods.

Less shaving and waxing

Sure, you’ve heard the stories about laser hair removal becoming a permanent solution for unsightly hair. But think about this: Laser hair removal will also help you save money and time in the long run.

  • You’ll spend less on shaving products and waxing appointments. With laser hair removal, there is no need to buy razors and shaving cream anymore—laser hair removal has you covered. The same goes for your monthly waxing appointments—those days are over.
  • Less time is lost to shaving and waxing. Since there’s no more need to shave or get waxed every two weeks, you’re now saving a ton of time! Think of all the things you can do with that extra hour per month! That’s a whole extra hour of sleep, working out, accomplishing tasks on your to-do list…all without sacrificing the smoothness of your skin!

Little to no pain

Another benefit of laser hair removal is that the procedure itself is relatively painless. Most patients report feeling a gentle, warm prickling sensation during treatment which is usually described as being similar to the snapping of a rubber band. The level of pain experienced during treatment depends on the thickness of your hair and the location it’s being treated from. Laser hair removal is also safer than other hair removal techniques such as waxing or shaving. You won’t need to worry about razor burn or ingrown hairs if you choose laser hair removal over other forms of hair removal, and there’s no need for numbing cream either!

For most people, removing unwanted body hair can be tedious and time-consuming. Taking care of facial stubble or leg stubble every day can be a hassle that many would like to live without! Laser hair reduction treatments are convenient because they are quick and easy. Undergoing an upper lip procedure takes less than 10 minutes, while an underarm treatment can take just 15 minutes!

The results speak for themselves: once you’ve completed your initial treatment course, getting rid of unwanted body hairs will be easier than ever before!

Laser hair removal is a faster, easier way to enjoy a smooth, hair-free body.

Laser hair removal can save you time—and pain—in the long run. Shaving may give you a quick fix for hair-free skin, but it’s only temporary. Waxing on the other hand is longer lasting, but it takes patience to let the hair grow out before each appointment. And both shaving and waxing can be painful—not exactly your idea of a good time when you’re trying to relax.

 

If you are interested in laser hair removal in the Burlingame area or want to learn more about the services we offer at Skinlastiq, please reach out to our office