Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?
When we think of summer, there are a few things which come to mind…
Long days and long nights, spent lapping up the sun by the pool and sharing drinks and good conversation by the fire at night. The mood of summer is contagious, if anything, our skin tanned and hair lightened thanks to some TLC from the sun and if we’re lucky, a few cottage weekends spent with relaxed grins plastered across our faces. Of course, all of this comes with the heat of summer days, which means cut-offs and beaches are likely consuming our attention. And what do cut-offs and beaches entail? Well… the pressure is on to shed our winter habits (literally) and work to maintain smooth, hair-less skin.
Of course, we all know how annoying and time consuming shaving and trimming all that hair can be. You know those days when you’re in a rush, furiously shampooing your hair and running a razor across your leg only to inadvertently gouge yourself so badly the shower looks like a scene from the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones? Or the times that, even though you just spent half an hour shaving, you run your hand over a spot you missed on your knee and cringe, wondering if anyone has noticed? Not to mention, tweezing and waxing aren’t always an appealing option either.
Here at Polished Laser, we offer the latest laser hair removal technology to ensure hair-less, smooth skin is easily within your reach, without the constant upkeep that shaving, waxing and tweezing require. With that said, we have put together the most frequently asked questions regarding laser hair removal to help you decide if this procedure is right for you:
1) How does laser remove hair?
Hair removal lasers emit a light at a specific wavelength known to be absorbed by the pigment (colour) in the hair follicle — without damaging the surrounding skin. The light is converted to heat energy, which in turn prevents the hair follicle from regenerating hair. For best results prior to your appointment, you should avoid tweezing, shaving and sun exposure.
2) How long does an appointment take?
Depending on the area you wish to have treated, appointments range from lasting only a few minutes, up to an hour. The longer appointments are in place for larger areas including a full leg or back.
3) Who is the best candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser Hair Removal has the ability to treat both men and women, on all hair types. It can treat both light and darker hairs, on any desired spot on the body. The most common hair removal locations on men are the back, chest and stomach. Women usually choose areas of the face, arms, legs, underarms and bikini line. Each pigment in the hair absorbs the light, then it is destroyed by the frequencies emitted. This technology beats shaving by a landslide!
4) Why is laser hair removal so much more expensive than the other methods of hair removal?
That is actually a myth: laser hair removal is NOT more expensive, especially when you factor in the time it takes to shave each week. While laser may appear to be harsher on the wallet at first glance, appointments are intended to be spaced out and eventually slow the growth of hair completely. Do you know what that means? No need to purchase any more razors, shaving cream or wax kits. After time, the money and time saved are well worth the while compared to other hair removal methods currently available.
After all, no razors, no problem! Come in for an appointment today or click here for more information.