Laser Hair Removal: After what feels like a lifetime of confinement to loungewear and make-up free faces throughout the worst of the worldwide pandemic, summer 2021 is finally upon us.
Time to dust off your swimming stuff, smother yourself in tanning lotion and get those legs smooth and silky with the latest laser hair removal technology.
How Does it Actually Work?
Laser hair removal of the past was more than slightly painful (especially in more sensitive, intimate areas) as well as being far more expensive and significantly less effective than other hair removal techniques. Nowadays, although still admittedly more expensive than a packet of disposable, abrasive razors, laser hair removal is much more affordable than when the technology was introduced to the general public.
Essentially, laser hair removal is specifically and meticulously designed to target individual hair follicles with miniscule laser beams set to a high temperature.
Does it Hurt?
A decade ago, the answer would be a resounding yes. These days, with the latest and innovative machines at professional, experienced and knowledgeable clinics such as dermani medspa (they are based in the state of Georgia are, therefore, required to hold a special license), it is substantially less uncomfortable.
It is only mildly unpleasant though, in more intimate and vulnerable parts of your body such as your bikini area, you may feel a slight stinging sensation or sharp snapping sensations when the beams touch your skin. After the procedure, you may also experience mild discomforts such as redness of the skin and slight irritation, similar to a mild sunburn. When done on the face, you may experience itching and redness in thinner areas of skin such as above the upper lip and around your temples.
How Often Should I Get it Done?
Most people, after experiencing the incredibly smooth and glowing results of professional laser hair removal, decide to have regular treatments and the average gap between sessions is generally between four and six weeks. As everyone’s body is entirely individual, you are the best person to decide when you are ready for your next treatment; maybe you can see the beginnings of hair regrowth or maybe you are going on vacation and want to have a treatment just before you fly.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Treatment
There are a plethora of amazing advantages to choosing it over more traditional methods such as shaving and waxing.
One of the main benefits is the treatment discourages the growth of ingrown hairs by targeting the laser beams to help remove each hair from the root therefore naturally reducing the number of ingrowing hairs.
Another marvellous advantage of laser hair removal also includes the option to shave between sessions, whereas with waxing you are advised to wait for a certain amount of hair growth before applying the wax again. It leaves behind no scars or bruising and results in a much smoother feel and texture to your skin, particularly on your legs and arms.