Years ago, there were limited options for dealing with unsightly face, underarm, leg, and bikini line hair. In fact, the majority of people relied on, and still rely on, shaving to remove unwanted hair. While shaving certainly does the job, it’s often cumbersome and expensive over the course of time. Most people will tell you that they don’t like dealing with the creams, razors, and other tools required for their weekly (if not more than weekly) shave. The inconvenience and the costs often lead people to consider alternatives like tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis, but these hair removal solutions are incredibly painful and only deliver short-term results.
If you’re truly fed up with shaving and ready for a permanent solution to your excess hair woes, now is the perfect time to consider laser hair removal. Should you start your treatment right now, you could have smooth, hairless skin just in time for summer.
What to Expect during Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
The expert providers at Dr. Shah & Associates use the Lightsheer Diode Laser Hair Removal System, the gold standard in laser hair removal. This specific laser targets hair for a permanent result, with little to no pain. During these treatments, targeted flashes of light will be applied to your skin to prevent the regeneration of hair follicles and you may feel a snapping or pinching sensation or minor discomfort. After your session, your skin may appear a little red or swollen; this is normal and will only last a few hours.
Unlike electrolysis where only small areas of skin can be targeted, the Lightsheer treatments target numerous hair follicles at once, allowing our practitioners to cover large areas of skin quite effectively. Once your session is complete, the unwanted hair that has been bothering you will be gone! In fact, it’s reported that 90% of people achieve permanent hair loss just after 3 to 5 treatments.
Laser hair removal sessions may last only a few minutes or over an hour. The length of your sessions will depend upon the surface size that is being treated. It’s important to remember that the number of sessions you’ll need will also depend upon the kind of hair that is being treated as well as the area of skin that is being treated. When you speak with our practitioners, they’ll be able to come up with a custom treatment program so you’ll have a better understanding of the time commitment involved as well as possible results.
The Long-Term Benefits
There are numerous laser hair removal benefits including:
- No more shaving. You can finally say good bye to your razors and overwhelming shaving cream choices and hello to smooth, radiant skin.
- Softer skin. An excellent advantage of laser hair removal is that patients often report their skin is softer after treatments, not to mention smoother. When you shave, annoying stubble reappears after a few days; that’s not the case when your hair is removed with a laser.
- Less ingrown hairs. If you’ve ever had an ingrown hair, you know it’s extremely painful and can leave you with ugly bumps and swelling. The great news is that after laser hair removal, you reduce the amount of hairs that you have, which means you considerably decrease your chances of having ingrown hairs.
- Money savings. Over time, the costs associated with shaving, tweezing, and waxing the various areas of your body add up. Laser hair removal is a one-time investment that delivers permanent results which will lead to significant, long-term costs savings.