According to a recent study, more than 85% of American women regularly remove unwanted hair from their bodies. For years, these women have been left with the same tired methods of hair removal, and all the time and money spent on shaving, waxing and depilatory cream definitely adds up. In fact, it’s estimated that the average woman will spend two months of her lifetime and over ten thousand dollars getting rid of body hair.
Fortunately, technology and aesthetician training have progressed to the point that laser hair removal is quickly becoming a viable option. Still, some women (and men) are hesitant to give it a try. So if you’re on the fence, here are some facts about laser hair removal that you may want to consider.
Shaving and waxing can severely irritate the skin, leaving noticeable red bumps and blotches. These techniques can also be unreliable. After all, how many times have you finished shaving or waxing only to realize that you missed a spot? Laser hair removal, on the other hand, doesn’t result in any of these drawbacks. Modern laser treatments give you consistent, beautiful results with only minimal irritation every time, leaving your skin smooth for days on end.
While a single laser treatment can get rid of unwanted hair for several weeks, repeated treatments can eventually eliminate unwanted hair entirely. The number of sessions required for this kind of permanent removal can vary, depending on the patient and the location/thickness of the hair in question, but most patients generally find that their hair is gone for good after two to six treatments.
Naturally, the word “laser” makes some people anxious, but these treatments are perfectly safe. Contrary to popular belief, the laser doesn’t burn your hair off like some kind of sci-fi weapon. During treatment, light from the laser gets absorbed into the skin pigment, which damages the surrounding hair follicles, preventing future growth. The most common side effect is a mild irritation of the skin, similar to a sunburn, which usually goes away in a day or two.
Laser hair removal prices vary widely, but at an average of $200 a treatment, the cost can admittedly add up quickly. However, compare that to a lifetime’s worth of hair removal costs, and suddenly laser procedures may just seem like a bargain.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about laser hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today! We will connect you with Premier Laser Spa or one of our other providers.