Removing unwanted body hair can be a hassle. You have several hair removal options to choose from, but some are clearly better than others. After all, when it comes to banishing body hair for the long haul, nothing does the job better than lasers. Compare your options here to see if laser hair removal could be right for you.
Less-Than-Ideal Hair Removal Options
It’s easy to spend too much money and effort on hair removal methods, most of which are temporary, time-consuming, and painful. For example:
- Shaving is a popular hair removal option, but the results are disappointingly temporary, lasting no more than a day or two. Razor burn and ingrown hairs are also problematic.
- Waxing lasts a little longer, but it can be an incredibly painful process, especially in sensitive bikini and underarm areas. Then, the treatment area may itch uncomfortably when the hair starts to grow back.
- Plucking is effective for small areas such as the eyebrows, but it’s tedious and not suited for larger areas of the body.
- Creams are also available that dissolve hair in minutes, but they tend to leave an unpleasant smell behind.
Then, There’s Laser Hair Removal
While it’s more of an investment than other methods, the longevity of laser hair removal is incredible. This semi-permanent option banishes hair for months at a time so you can confidently go about your day without worrying about stubble, itching, ingrown hairs, or other unpleasant side effects of other hair removal options. Plus, your morning routine will go much faster when you don’t have to worry about removing unwanted hair on a daily basis.
What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal
There’s no such thing as completely painless or permanent hair removal, but laser treatments are the closest thing ever invented. You can expect up to 90 percent hair reduction after just a few quick sessions, and only occasional touchups needed after that. Remove unwanted hair from any area of your body, including your back, chest, legs, bikini line, underarms, entire arms, neck, or face. There’s no limit to the places you can treat!
As for the discomfort level, most patients rank laser hair removal between painless shaving (as long as you don’t nick yourself with a dull blade) and unbearable waxing. When the laser beam zaps hair from the treatment area, it feels like a rubber band repeatedly flicking against your skin. The length of each session varies depending on which parts of your body are being treated. For instance, the lower legs—one of the largest treatment areas—takes about 25 minutes for both legs.
So toss your razors, shaving cream, tweezers, and hair removal creams, and say goodbye to time-consuming, costly trips to the waxing salon! Laser hair removal is just what you need to help you look your best, and treatments may be more affordable than you think. To learn more, or to schedule your first session, please contact Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology in Salt Lake City at 801-266-8841.