Men and women alike are concerned with hair! It’s not just the hair on their heads, but the unwanted hair they are constantly battling. If you are tired of plucking, tweezing, sugaring, shaving, or waxing, then maybe it’s time to look into Lazer hair removal.
Lazer hair removal is done in an outpatient type setting and even in some high-end salons. It requires the expertise and licensing of a trained technician because it works with Lazer light.
Lazer light is directed at the unwanted hair. The instrument is focused on the base of the hair at skin level so that it can penetrate beneath the skin and down into the root. The objective is to deaden the root so the hair falls out and can’t grow back.
In general removing hair with Lazer light is painless and safe. There can be some redness and a bit of sensitivity for a short time following a treatment. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes per session, and in that time large areas of skin can be covered. Lazer treatments are also precise enough for shaping eyebrows and bikini lines as well as removing thick back or leg hair characteristic of hirsutism. Following a treatment the client can return to normal activities including work. A session is easily completed during a work lunch hour.
Lazer Versus Other Methods
With Lazer treatments the hair removal is permanent. It may take more than one treatment to accomplish this, but after just a few sessions, hair will no longer grow in the treated area.
Waxing and sugaring, where hair is removed by a sticky substance from the root, is probably the next longest lasting hair removal beauty routine. These treatments can last 6-8 weeks, but are generally not permanent. Just like with plucking, or using epilators, any procedure that removes hair from the root, does have the possibility of achieving permanent hair removal. However, only Lazer treatments kill the hair follicle itself.
Skin that has been waxed or treated hair removal crèmes need to “rest” before exposing it to the sun. So if you plan on tanning, you should put off working on your suntan until 24 hours after you have exposed skin to such treatments.
Maintaining Healthy Skin
Skin that has been exposed to Lazer light does not dry out from the procedure. Any redness goes away quickly and you are left with hair-free smooth skin.
To get the most out of any skin treatment it is important to keep skin well moisturized. This includes from the inside out. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day, for example, can hydrate your skin from the inside, making your moisturizing crème work even better on the outside.
Cosmetic treatments are as much a part of a health care and wellness routine as your fitness program. You spend time in the gym toning your body, so you shouldn’t skimp on your skin. Removing hair with professional Lazer hair removal is an indulgence, sure, but you know you’re worth it!