Hair can be the worst. Your efforts to trim the hedges can involve a myriad of tools, ranging from tweezers to wax, but you know the results will be the same: the hair grows back, and you have to go through the painful and time-consuming motions all over again. But not for long with innovations in laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal has become highly popular for anyone sick of fighting hair growth in inconvenient places, as it’s more effective at keeping hair away for longer. But how does it work, and are those concerns you have with Star Wars-style blasters aimed at your bikini zone realistic? (we’re just going to answer no, but keep reading!)
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal sounds futuristic, and in a way, it really is: lasers (beams of concentrated light) are used to remove unwanted hairs by hitting them at the root. The hair’s pigment (what gives the hair its colour) absorbs the beam of light and converts it to heat. This heat affects the follicles that sit beneath the skin, preventing them from growing more hair in the future. Though it’s not a guarantee of permanent hair loss, most people who undergo the procedure report no more growth after getting it done. Regardless, it definitely prevents hair from reappearing for much longer than other hair-removal methods.
Common areas for laser hair removal are just about every place that hair grows unwantedly: the armpits, legs, face, and bikini line. These places not only need to be hair-free come beach season, but it’s extraordinarily painful to have them waxed, and this pain will just be repeated all summer long. But how about laser hair removal?
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
We’re going to be honest with you: laser removal isn’t the most comfortable procedure. It can feel like tiny, pulsing stings, but how you handle it depends on your pain tolerance. Remember, it’s less painful than a wax, and needs to be done far less frequently… and maybe never again! This convenience is definitely worth the small amount of pain you might feel.
After a laser removal procedure, you might see some swelling, blistering, redness, or tenderness, sort of like a sunburn. Treat the area very delicately for a full day or two after a treatment, which means no excessive exercise, super hot water, exfoliation, or anything that could stress the skin.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
The most positive aspect of laser hair removal is that it might only have to be done once, but having lasers applied to your skin might make some people think twice. At-home laser treatments are definitely not recommended, because people are often much more aggressive on themselves than they need to be, and these horror stories might cause some hesitancy.
Put them out of your mind. You’re in perfectly safe hands with the expertise of trained professionals- they know how to safely operate the equipment and they’ll treat your body with the gentleness it deserves. In our hands, laser hair removal is safe, effective way to stay hairless all summer long! And contact us now if you have any more questions.