Do you spend endless hours in the shower with a razor? Or end up with irritation from waxing? Laser hair removal is a safe and effective hair removal method to get rid of body hair through the root of the follicle. The treatment must be performed by a qualified laser specialist so be sure to do your research before choosing a clinic to start your journey with.
Typically, you want to ensure you are using a laser that is suitable for your skin type. Alexandrite laser is suitable for fair skin types, whilst ND:Yag is for darker skin types. The Gentle Max Pro by Syneron Candela has both of these lasers built-in and on average you will require 8 treatments with a gap of 4-8 weeks depending on the area you are treating. Before you start laser hair removal ensure you book a consultation and patch test with a reputable clinic. Here are some reasons to consider starting:
1. To prevent and reduce ingrown hairs – One of the common reasons clients opt for laser hair removal is due to the ongoing struggle with ingrown hairs. Although they are common, they can be prevented when care and attention are taken into your chosen hair removal method. A product or serum may be an option in some cases, but this will be a temporary solution for ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal kills the hair at the root preventing the hairs from growing and curling back into the skin.
2. If you have strawberry legs – Many factors can cause strawberry legs, from clogged pores, keratosis pilaris, shaving techniques, and dry skin. Improper hair removal methods can lead to razor burns and folliculitis, which can often cause ingrown hairs. Coarser hair types are often more prone to strawberry legs and should pay extra care in hair removal methods. Laser hair removal is a durable and effective method to remove hair from the body permanently. By targeting the hair at the follicle, you can’t have strawberry legs, so you can get to the root of the problem.
3. If you are looking for smoother skin – Clients at Pulse Light Clinic often mention that waxing and shaving leave their skin irritated. Razors lead to dry skin and rashes; on the other hand, waxing leads to red bumps and often even boils. While after laser hair removal, there may be some bumps on the area, this usually passes after a few hours and, in the long run, helps the skin to become smoother with less maintenance to prevent any further irritation from improper methods.
4. Sustainable hair removal method – Razors and hair removal products are highly polluting our oceans and landfills. With earth day approaching and the rise of plastic pollution, you can do your part to help this year. You can become a step closer with laser hair removal. Whilst you will require a razor throughout your course of treatments, there are a few recycling schemes available for you to ensure your razors are correctly disposed of. Pulse Light Clinic ensures that the measures are in place to help prevent any further pollution in the environment.
Ultimately, it is up to you what decisions you take with your body. However, if you were considering laser hair removal then these reasons should help you to make your decision.