Fed up of shaving, waxing and tweezing? Laser hair removal treatment could be the answer.
With women spending up to £17,000¹ a lifetime on temporary hair removal methods like waxing, it could be financially worthwhile choosing a much longer-lasting solution, like laser hair removal.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a treatment that aims to completely eradicate body hair by stopping it from re-growing. The concentrated light is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle which kills the hair and stops the follicle from working. Some people need just one or two treatments, while others require eight or more. Both women and men can and do have hair removal treatment to get rid of unwanted body hair, most commonly from the face, neck, legs, back, underarms, and bikini line.
So what are the benefits?
Apart from the convenience of not having to worry about dealing with unwanted body hair, there are a number of benefits that are making women and men choose laser hair removal over waxing or shaving.
1. Save money
Although laser treatment can be costly, it usually saves people money in the long term. The average amount women spend on waxing in their lifetime is £17,000, with the average cost of shaving for women set at £7,000¹. Laser treatment prices vary widely depending on the type of laser and the size of the area being treated. You can expect to pay around £50 to £150 per session, so a course of treatments can be anything from £300 to £900. These prices might sound expensive, but when you compare it to the price of waxing and shaving, it is significantly more cost-effective.
2. Save time
Along with saving on money, laser hair removal can save people time, too. 88% of women are reported to spend over four months of their life removing body hair, while a single treatment takes between half an hour and an hour².
3. Say goodbye to ingrown hairs
Lots of us suffer from ingrown hairs, usually as a result of waxing or shaving. They occur when the hair grows back into the skin. They appear like little red bumps on the skin and can be itchy and sore. Sometimes they can become infected and need treating with antibiotic creams or tablets. Because they are visible on the skin, they can cause embarrassment and leave people feeling insecure about revealing their skin. Laser hair removal kills the follicle, stopping new hairs growing and therefore preventing ingrown hairs. It’s a lasting treatment, so you should be free from ingrown hair for years to come.
4. Improved skin
Shaving and waxing can irritate the skin. A common complaint of shaving is dry skin and rashes, and people who wax often suffer from red bumps and even boils. While some people do find that they skin is slightly red immediately after treatment, this tends to go down within a few hours. In the long term, the skin should be silky smooth and no longer having to repeatedly remove hair will prevent ongoing irritation.
5. You don’t have to wait for the hair to grow
Unlike waxing, laser hair removal can be carried out when hair is very short. Therefore, you don’t have to grow the hair in between treatments. From the day you start the treatment, you don’t have to worry about any unwanted hair being on show. If you are at all embarrassed about your unwanted hair, you can enjoy the confidence that it won’t be seen again.
Choosing to have your hair removed through laser treatment is a personal decision. To learn more about laser hair removal, book a consultation with our professionals. They will guide you through the procedure and assess your hair and skin to find the best solution for you.
Text source: https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/health-matters/womens-health/5-benefits-of-laser-hair-removal#gdpr-out