As the summer season is quickly approaching, we all have one thing in mind: Beach Body. Whether it be working out for a more well defined figure or ensuring our skin is silky smooth in our bikini, we all have the same goal in mind: look good, feel better. Getting beach ready goes far beyond working our body into shape and spills over into our overall “look and feel”. Not only are we worried about the extra long winter weight that overstayed its welcome but we’re also super cautious of our “hibernation hair”. The only way to ensure we are smooth as silk with no unsightly razor bumps just in time for beach days is to safely and effectively remove unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal, also known as LHR, has been a tried-and-true hair reduction technique since the early 90’s. With years of technological advancements under its’ belt, LHR is now considered one of the most popular hair removal techniques when compared to other methods such as waxing and shaving. Although alternative forms of hair reduction and removal exist, LHR is considered a veteran in the beauty realm, offering benefits that are not attainable through other techniques.
Why is L.H.R so widely preferred over other alternative methods?
Quick and “Painless”
Although larger surface areas of the body may take longer to treat with the laser, the overall time for completion is quick, with each pulse lasting only one-fourth of a second. It’s also worth highlighting all the time that we waste on shaving or routine wax appointments. With LHR, you’ll be hair free without the wasted time.
Unlike waxing or epilating the hair, laser hair removal has been reported as a “minimally” painful procedure. Some have related the sensation to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin repetitively. However, laser hair removal is both possible and effective with no pain at all. This also takes into account an individuals pain threshold, how they receive certain treatments and their skins sensitivity.
Safe and Effective
With LHR’s veteran status, being the most universally popular and preferred technique of hair removal for over a decade, technological advancements have contributed to the laser technique, considering it a safe treatment without damaging the surrounding skin.
When using laser hair removal, it’s important to remember that results are never 100%, as this method is used for hair reduction and not complete removal. However, LHR provides anywhere between 50%-90% hair reduction success. Any new hair that grows will appear finer and extremely easy to manage.
The best part about LHR is that, unlike waxing, there is no wait period for hair growth between treatments. With waxing, you must wait for the hair to grow in to a reasonable length for effective removal. When it comes to the “in-between” period with LHR removal, any regrowth can be shaven, as the laser is doing more than pulling the hairs from the root itself and length does not matter.
Save Time and Money
Initially, Laser Hair Removal may seem like it costs a pricey penny, however, compared to all the money spent on razors, shaving creams, routine wax appointments, etc., you’ll be saving yourself money (and the inconvenience) in the long run. Alternatively, the price of LHR has drastically decreased as the price of waxing has gone up.
As previously mentioned, laser hair removal is one of the quickest hair removal methods, with each pulse lasting one-fourth of a second. With LHR, you’ll save yourself time as you’ll no longer need to shave every other day or wax every two-three weeks.
Boost of Confidence
There are only a few things that are far worse than unsightly razor bumps, rashes, irritation and ingrown hairs. Not to mention the all-too-familiar 5’o’clock shadow that appears in your bikini area and underarms. With laser hair removal, you can rid yourself the worry of exposing your less-than-attractive stubble and feel confident in your beach body, exposing smooth, hair free skin.
When it comes to hair removal, it’s important to keep in mind that all individuals are different, as are their needs. Always explore your options before committing to one method to help you find what works best for you and fits well within your budget.