Many people spend a lot of time removing unwanted body hair. Legs and underarms are common places women routinely remove hair from, and some women who grow visible facial hair also regularly remove it as well. Hair removal by men varies, with many preferring to have clean-shaven faces and some preferring clean-shaven chests and backs. Both men and women sometimes prefer to remove body hair from other parts of the anatomy as well. In comparison to the more traditional methods of hair removal, laser hair removal has a great many advantages, in particular in regard to its convenience.
It is Permanent
Once a laser hair removal procedure has been completed on a particular body part, the hair will not grow back. In comparison, shaving usually needs to be done daily or at least every two or three days to retain a smooth, hairless look. Shaving every day for twenty years can consume around 75 full days of your life! People that rely on waxing usually need to wax every three to four weeks to produce the most optimal results. This can be very time-consuming.
It Leaves No Stubble
Although most people enjoy the feel of smooth, freshly hairless skin, this joy dissipates as the hair starts to grow back and produces unpleasant stubble. Sharp, prickly stubble is unpleasant to the touch, and it can cause rashes if rubbed against other skin. After completion of a laser hair procedure, stubble will no longer be a problem and you will never find yourself engaging in frantic last-minute shaves right before that special person comes over.
There is No Skin Irritation
Shaving can cause significant skin irritation, even if appropriate shaving creams and gels are used. Scraping a blade over the skin is just naturally irritating. Waxing also irritates the skin due to the application of the hot wax and the minor trauma caused by pulling it off. This irritation can lead to redness and pain in the affected areas, which can cause inconveniences in trying to schedule hair removal sessions at the optimal time before a social or career event: long enough after the hair removal session for the redness to go away, but before the stubble begins to emerge, a rather tricky balancing act. Once hair growth ceases after a laser removal treatment, you will never face this timing dilemma again.
No Ingrown Hairs
Shaving can cause hairs to start growing into the skin rather than out of it. Removal of ingrown hairs should be performed by a professional; this can be painful and can also lead to scarring. Infected ingrown hairs may also need to be treated by a professional. Making an appointment every few months to have your ingrown hairs treated is definitely not convenient at all. A laser hair removal treatment will stop these problems in their tracks, permanently.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Dr. Park Avenue. At our convenient locations in Hoboken and Brick, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!