Why You Should Switch to Laser Hair Removal

Why You Should Switch to Laser Hair Removal

More and more men and women are turning to laser hair removal instead of following the traditional routes of shaving, waxing, and tweezing. These traditional methods can be damaging and irritating to the skin, and often don’t last very long, which means that consumers are spending more money in order to get the hairless look they are trying to achieve. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective method for getting rid of unwanted hair, with results lasting a lot longer.

How does it work?

Laser hair removal works by using a strong laser or pulses of intense light, in order to disrupt the growth of the hair. The follicles absorb the light and get destroyed, meaning that the area that was targeted, doesn’t grow hair. Laser hair removal has come a long way in the past few years. It used to be that people with darker skin tones were not good candidates for this procedure, as the technology that was used back then couldn’t differentiate between the dark hairs and the tone of the skin. In the same way, people with naturally light hair, whether blonde or grey, were also not seen as good candidates. Thankfully, laser hair removal has become far more accessible for people with a range of skin tones and hair colours, using different wavelengths to target hairs and treat different patients.

Why should you consider getting Laser Hair Removal?

There are multiple reasons why people get laser hair removal. Of course, everyone is different and it’s usually a case of finding out which methods of hair removal work best for you, and fit in with your lifestyle and desired results. Here are some of the main benefits of getting laser hair removal, and why you should consider getting it done:

  • It’s safe and effective. We use the Gentle Pro Series to ensure that the best results are achieved. This is the gold standard in laser hair removal technology and is FDA approved, so you know that it’s safe to be used. Not only this but it is the most effective way to reduce, and get rid of unwanted hair but it works on all Fitzpatrick skin types, so it’s available to everyone.
  • It’s (almost) painless. It goes without saying that everyone feels pain differently, but methods like waxing are almost universally known as painful methods of hair removal. Laser hair removal is almost pain free, with patients likening it to a rubber band snapping on your skin. While it may be slightly uncomfortable, it causes far less discomfort than waxing or epilation which rip out the hair from the root. With laser, nothing is being pulled out, therefore you can expect to have a far more pleasant experience.
  • It lasts far longer. You can expect to see hairs growing back within 1-3 days post shave, and for waxing you tend to see hair growth after 3-6 weeks. While you will need at least a couple of laser hair removal sessions, the results can last for a lot longer, and due to the fact that the hair follicles are actually being damaged, any re-growth that does occur tends to be a lot finer and far more manageable.
  • It’s more affordable. While the upfront cost of having laser hair removal might put you off (especially if you want to buy a package) the likelihood is that you will be saving a lot of money in the long run. It’s been theorised that over the course of her lifetime, a woman could spend up to £7000 just on shaving products, and over double that on waxing! When it’s put like that, you can see how much more cost effective it is to go for laser hair removal, especially if you buy it in bundles, or go for a full body treatment every time. Not only this, but clinics usually give discounts, for example, you might get free underarm treatment when you buy a session to get both legs done. This all adds up, and at a time when we are more conscious about our waste than ever, laser hair removal mitigates the need for single use razors or waxing strips, making it more sustainable too.
  • It can help with ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is the best and most effective way of getting rid of and preventing ingrown hairs. Because of how laser hair removal works, once damaged, the follicle will not produce hair, causing there to be no continuous growth leading to hair that is ingrown. This is unlike waxing where only the hair is targeted, which means that once the new hair grows in, there is still a chance that it could be ingrown.

Are there any downsides?

We would definitely say that there are more pros than cons when it comes to considering getting laser hair removal performed. Maybe we’re biased, but when you compare the modern technology with what laser used to be, there are very few downsides. Of course, there are some side effects, like a little redness, and sun sensitivity, but anything more severe like scarring or burns are incredibly rare. This is where we should emphasise how important it is to go to a professional who has been properly trained, and has knowledge about the skin.

So, is laser hair removal for you? That’s something only you can answer, but we think it’s a great alternative to other methods of hair removal. The benefits are hard to ignore. If you’re looking for something that is safe, efficient, and will be far more cost effective in the long run, laser hair removal ticks all those boxes. Always make sure that you go to a professional to minimise any potential side effects. No matter what your skin tone, or type, laser hair removal is accessible to you, and whether it be on your face, your body, or your back, we can provide you with the best service possible. Why not have a look at hair removal services, or book a consultation with us?

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