Summary: Laser hair removal (LHR) is an effective and permanent procedure that can be used by both men and women to get rid of unwanted hair on the body. This treatment is widely popular in the United States, with an increase in LHR procedures up by 46 percent in 2013 as compared to treatments performed in the year 2000.
LHR has become increasing popular due to its practicality and ability to deliver what people really want: touchably smooth skin all day long without the chore of shaving or the pain of waxing, tweezing and plucking. Shaving can lead to razor bumps and cuts, and can be rather expensive over time, especially for men with thick, coarse stubble, given the cost of constantly purchasing expensive razors. For women, many shaven/waxed/plucked areas of the skin are highly sensitive and are repeatedly painful to treat on a regular basis, not to mention the high cost of salon appointments. Turning to LHR as an option for removal can mean doing away with pricey ongoing hair grooming habits, too.
The permanent solution offered by LHR delivers confidence in knowing that unwanted hair should not return, along with the similarly permanent elimination of hair removal stress all together. With LHR, many men and women feel reassured knowing they can show off virtually any area of their body without feeling insecure about embarrassing excess hair growth.
Aside from the general desire to rid yourself of facial and body hair you’d prefer not to be seen, many men and women schedule their LHR in advance preparation for a special event. For example, planning ahead for laser hair removal before your vacation getaway next summer means one less thing to worry about while you’re out enjoying fun in the sun. Who has time for thinking about hair maintenance while sipping margaritas poolside?
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Along with the obvious benefit of long-lasting hair removal, the process of laser hair removal itself offers several definitive advantages:
LHR is very precise in removing unwanted hair, selectively targeting coarse, dark hair during the removal process while leaving surrounding skin damage-free. Today’s advanced laser hair removal techniques can target the smallest of hairs in the most sensitive areas, such as brow hairs near the eye. LHR can also work on a range of skin tones for a beautiful final result.
Technique that Works Quickly
During treatment, each pulse of the laser works in just fractions of a second with the capability of treating multiple hairs simultaneously. This is a distinct advantage over the only other permanent hair removal treatment, electrolysis, which must treat each single hair individually. With these advancements in technology, LHR can treat a quarter-sized area in just one second. Facial hair can be treated in several minutes, while larger areas of the body like the legs or back can take just under an hour to perform.
Laser hair removal offers patients the satisfaction of knowing it’s a proven procedure with equally proven results. Patients may see noticeable results after only three to five sessions, although more treatments may be needed depending on the size of the target area, hair density and thickness and other factors. People want a solution they can trust when it comes to hair removal, and LHR is well-known for reliable results that are designed to last.