Dealing with excess body hair can be alternately annoying and distressing, depending on the amount of hair and its location. One of the most effective ways to reduce the hair has been laser hair removal*. This procedure has benefited many over the years and continues to be one of the best options for both men and women dealing with more body hair than they are comfortable with. Among laser hair removal’s benefits are these four major advantages:
One fast flash is all that’s needed to zap the hairs in a given location on your body. The technique is very fast; the only reason you might spend any substantial amount of time undergoing the procedure is if you have a lot of skin to cover. Compare this to electrolysis, for example, where the technician helping you needs to locate and work on each and every hair separately.
Hair removal can be tricky if you have sensitive skin; waxing, and chemical depilatories can irritate skin, and shaving can result in ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal can be a gentler option for people with very sensitive skin who develop rashes in response to most other forms of hair removal.
Fewer Side Effects and Less Pain
Laser hair removal can have a few side effects, such as some skin redness and itchiness in the days after a treatment. It’s commonly compared to having a rubber band snapped against your skin in terms of pain. However, shaving can result in cuts and infections; waxing can pull at the top skin layer, and you can’t use it on areas with moles and freckles; chemical depilatories can result in chemical burns; and so on.
Size of Work Area
Laser hair removal can cover wider areas than most other forms of hair removal. The wand can be moved over your skin fairly quickly, making laser removal better for legs and other large patches of body hair.