If you're looking to get rid of unwanted body hair, then you only have a handful of options available. While waxing, shaving, tweezing and plucking all have their advantages, all of them inflict varying degrees of pain, and they must be performed regularly in order to keep unsightly hair at bay. For a less painful, more permanent solution, many women – and more than a few men – turn to laser hair removal. But is laser hair removal truly the best permanent option available or is there a superior alternative on the market?
With traditional laser hair removal, beams of light are absorbed into the skin, damaging hair follicles. Once the follicles are damaged, new hairs grow in smaller and finer, and with additional laser treatments, follicles often stop producing new hairs altogether. Depending on the type of hair and skin being treated, this method can effectively remove hair for months or even years on end after only a few sessions.
Unfortunately, there are a few drawbacks to traditional laser hair removal. For starters, the technique is not 100% effective. While many people see permanent hair loss after four or five treatments, others require six or more procedures for the hair loss to becoming permanent. And even then, "permanent" doesn't necessarily mean forever, as hair may eventually grow back. Additionally, laser hair removal is limited in the type of hair that can be treated. Since most lasers work off of contrasting the color of the hair against the color of the skin, the treatment works best for people with light skin and dark hair. For people without this ideal skin/hair combination, laser hair removal may not be a practical option.
Lucy Peters developed the Smooth System after becoming frustrated with traditional hair removal options. Billed as the only FDA-approved solution to permanent hair loss, the Smooth System uses needle-like probes rather than low-energy lasers. During treatment, the tiny, flexible probes are inserted into the skin where they send out small electrical signals, completely destroying the hair follicles. In addition to being pain free, the Smooth System is guaranteed to work on any skin tone and any type of hair, including peach fuzz. Moreover, the Smooth System is safe for any area of the body, and can even be used on the face.
So is the Smooth System the best hair removal option on the market? It's difficult to say. After all, traditional laser hair removal does work for many people. But if you're in the New York area and you have the means, a complimentary consultation at Lucy Peters is just a phone call away.
If you or someone you know would like more information about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!