Beyond hygiene, hair removal is a beauty habit we indulge in for different reasons- some of which may be more personal than generic. For the hairy lady or gentleman, it is what helps them do away with the uncomfortable stares their body hair attracts. For the skin model and beach lovers, it is what gives them the confidence to rock that 2-piece bikini without being worried about their bikini lines. For you, it could be any of the above and more.
There are different hair removal options, but the use of laser has become the standard (for cogent reasons) since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997. Laser hair removal is a long-lasting, non-invasive, and effective hair removal option. Even if other depilating options can claim to be un-intrusive and effective, they can’t boast of being long-lasting. That, my dear friend, is what puts laser tattoo removal in a class of its own.
In this article, we discuss the benefits of the laser hair removal method (over other depilating methods). This will help you understand why it’s the preferred and recommended hair removal method. We’re also going to discuss other hair removal options you can explore.
5 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
1. No aftershave inflammation, rashes, bumps, and nicks
Most alternatives to the use of laser for hair removal (like shaving and tweezing) cause bumps, rashes, cuts, inflammation, and other unpleasant skin reactions.
When you shave or tweeze your hair, it can grow back into the skin. This is what we call ingrown hair. Ingrown hair can cause inflammation, bumps, and rashes. But this is not the case with laser.
When you use laser, you are not at risk of having ingrown hairs because laser removes hair by damaging your hair follicles, thereby inhibiting, or delaying hair growth.
2. The result is long-lasting
The result gotten by using laser for hair removal lasts longer than the result other hair removal methods produce. This is possible because the laser damages the hair follicles, delaying hair production until the damaged or dead follicles have healed or revived.
You can care less about removing unwanted hair for months after using a laser. But with shaving, tweezing, waxing, etc., the hair follicle isn’t damaged. So the hair grows back in no time and you have to bother about removing unwanted hair within days after your last routine.
3. Makes your skin smooth, silky, and soft
We will be right to say laser hair removal treatment is the complete package. In addition to removing the hair, the laser helps rejuvenate the skin texture and tone by stimulating collagen growth.
Collagen, as the main structural component of our skin, helps the dermis retain its elasticity and firmness. That’s why your skin feels soft and as smooth as silk after laser hair removal treatment.
4. It is thorough and effective
With the right laser technician or doctor such as the ones found in our clinic, the chances of having hair patches after laser hair removal is close to impossible. The same can’t be said of other hair removal options.
While shaving, tweezing or waxing, you can miss a few spots.
At Ink Doubt, Denver, our doctors are specially trained to give you professional laser treatments. Therefore, we can easily and happily guarantee you a professional hair removal experience in a relaxing environment.
Book a session with us today. Let us help you get that smooth and silky skin you deserve.
5. It is safe
Safety is one of the major concerns people have regarding this depilation method. If you’re one of such persons, then you should know that laser hair removal is a non-invasive hair removal technique. It treats targeted/specific body hair without causing any damage to the surrounding skin.
So, yes, it’s safe.
Other Hair Removal Methods
There are other methods for removing unwanted hair apart from the use of lasers. They include:
This is an easily affordable hair removal method done with a razor or a shaving stick. The downside of this method, however, is that it can cause ingrown hair resulting in bumps and inflammation.
Taking out unwanted hair by pulling it sharply. Most people apply this method when the unwanted hair is small, ex: eyebrows.
We don’t recommend this method because it hurts and can easily cause scarring. Your beauty routine shouldn’t hurt or scar you.
To remove hair using this method, coat your skin with a film of wax, leave for about 20-25 seconds for it to dry, then pull away sharply.
Waxes contain ingredients of nutritional benefit to the skin. You can call it a 2-in-1 hair removal method because it helps you feed the skin while removing your hair.
Wax can be made with beeswax, rosin, oils, and vitamins. Beeswax removes dead skin cells and attracts water, thereby keeping the skin fresh and hydrated.
There are different types of wax- hard wax, soft wax, sugar wax, etc. Consider the area of your skin you want to wax before making your choice.
Hard wax is recommended for sensitive areas of the skin such as the bikini line, eyebrow, and underarms. Soft wax can be used for depilating your legs, arms, and other non-sensitive parts of your body.
This is not exactly a hair removal method. It’s a hair growth inhibition method using medicines that inhibit/ slow down the growth of hair.
Before using any of such medicines, consult your doctor.
You can combine this with shaving or waxing to get better results.
5. Depilatory creams
These are hair removal creams made of chemicals that destroy the hair shaft.
There are so many brands out there, so be careful before making a purchase if you choose this hair removal option. Read the label, know the ingredients used, and the part of your body you can use it for.
With hair removal creams, we usually recommend you check for allergy first by rubbing some on a small area on your hand, before spreading to other parts of the body.