If you struggle with maintaining your body hair, you’re not the only one. Many women grow tired of having to shave their legs week-to-week, or going into their nearest beauty clinic to have that pesky peach-fuzz waxed off their upper lip.
This is why so many women have chosen to turn to IPL (intense pulsed light) & laser hair removal, both administered through beauty clinics or by using at-home devices. No doubt you’ve heard about laser treatment before, and for good reason. In the last, five to ten years laser hair removal has truly revolutionized their corner of the beauty industry. And we’re going to tell you why.
So here are the top 10 best benefits of choosing laser treatment over other hair removal methods. We’re confident you’ll want to make the switch by the end of this article.
1. No More Cuts And Grazes
This is one of the biggest complaints about shaving, as even older women who have been shaving for years can still experience a slip, accidentally cutting themselves with a shaving razor.
This is never an issue with laser hair removal, which targets hair follicles efficiently without the potential mess and risk involved with shaving.
2. Fewer Sessions Needed
With laser hair removal you do need to use repeated sessions to see the full effects of the treatment. However, after a certain period, only routine maintenance is needed, and these can be as far as 8 weeks apart.
3. No Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs seem to be the bane of every hair removal treatment, including shaving, waxing, and even tweezing and epilating. This occurs when hairs regrow into the skin, rather than through the surface. Ingrown hairs can become nasty and infected.
But with laser, hairs that are treated tend to grow back finer and softer. This significantly reduces the chance of ingrown hairs.
4. Fast Results
After only four sessions, people start to notice a significant difference in their hair growth. Growth is reduced, and hairs are sparser and finer within just four treatments. From that point on, they rarely have to worry about feeling or noticing their body hair.
5. Softer Skin
Because the hairs that are treated by laser grow back so much thinner, they leave your skin feeling soft and smooth even when they have fully regrown. This is starkly opposed to shaving regrowth, which returns in sharp bristles that feel unpleasant to the touch.
6. Longer-lasting Results
The main reason that so many people favor laser hair removal is its incredibly long-lasting results. With routine maintenance hair growth is significantly reduced, and in some people, their hair has almost entirely disappeared. After a full series of treatments, it can take many months for the hair to return.
7. Less Preparation TIme
With waxing, you often need to grow out your hair as much as possible before treatment can be effective. This can be frustrating as you may not want to show your skin during this time. With laser, on the other hand, you can undergo treatment after shaving or trimming your hair.
8. Less Expensive
While laser & IPL may seem far more expensive, in the long run, you are actually saving money. That’s because lasered hair requires less maintenance over time until your hair barely grows back at all. With shaving, epilating, and waxing, hair will always regrow at the same pace, so you will be spending money more often and for longer.
9. Quick Sessions
For a smaller area laser treatment can take mere minutes. And even for larger areas, it usually does not take longer than 30 minutes at a time. That’s a very short treatment considering the long-term results.
10. Minimal Discomfort
As we’ve established, shaving can be painful when you accidentally cut yourself. And we all know that waxing hurts. Even after many sessions, you’ll still feel some discomfort.
The great thing about laser hair removal is that pain or discomfort is very minimal. Many people describe it as feeling like a soft pinch, or an elastic band being gently flicked across your skin. And if you are really afraid of pain, you can always use a topical numbing cream to reduce it.
Overall laser hair removal, both in a clinic and at home, is an incredibly effective treatment that offers minimal downsides, and many benefits. There’s no wonder so many people are turning to this treatment for long-term hair removal.
The frustration of shaving and waxing is a thing of the past. It’s time to throw out your razors and waxing appointments, and opt for an at-home IPL device like the EvenSkyn® Pulsar, or consider a trip to your nearest med spa or beauty clinic.