Throughout millennia, hair has played such a crucial role in self-expression across cultures the world over. Wearing it long or short, cutting it in different patterns or shaving it off completely are all reflections of our different cultural histories. And while scalp hair is one thing, the issue of body hair has been quite contentious through the years, with men and women choosing to use different means and tools to manage it, from threading, shaving and waxing for temporary hair removal, to electrolysis and laser hair removal for a long term solution.
Laser hair removal has greatly improved in the last few years, with pain-free and longer lasting treatments available today. Older laser technology was not suitable for all skin and hair types, but recent advancements in laser technology have made it possible to work on most skin and hair types, making it a preferred option for many. What is better is the fact that it can work on almost any area of the face and body, and is an ideal choice for removing unwanted hair from the face (especially the upper lip and chin), neck, chest, arms, back and the bikini line too!
Laser is the easiest and quickest way to get rid of unwanted body hair. And there are many reasons that make it the best option for those of you looking for long term hair removal.
1. It is delightfully painfree
Move over the pain of waxing or tweezing, as it will soon be a thing of the past. Modern lasers have an array of settings that allow for treatment of different body areas, which include delicate areas as well. Moreover, they come with cooling tips that keep the skin cool and comfortable, and prevents the risk of burning. This is a far cry from older lasers, which were actually quite painful to endure because they did not have cooling tips and the extreme heat would make it difficult to sit through it.
2. Towards smoother skin
Laser hair removal treatments have been around for 20 years, and have been tried and tested by many. They are precise and effective and target only specific hair follicles, which makes it a safe mode of treatment for most (with a well understood risk profile).
3. Quick treatment, no downtime
The best part about laser hair removal is the fact that the treatment can range from a few minutes to an hour at most, depending upon the area to be treated. It can be as easy as walking in and walking out within your lunch hour!
4. Long term freedom from unwanted hair
Unwanted body hair can not only be embarrassing, but it could also affect your confidence and expression in a social setting. And laser hair removal makes for a very effective way to get rid of ingrowth, and prevent their future occurrence.
5. A huge time saver
Think of all the time that you will save in repeated salon visits and shaving. You’ll always be ready to go anytime you decide to, without the worry of having to remove unwanted body hair. Now, isn’t that a nice place to be in?
6. Suitable for all skin types
Not sure if your skin will take well to laser hair removal? Worry, not. Because at Nitai, we use medical grade laser options including IPL that are suitable for all skin types, under the direction of our doctor. So you can rest easy knowing that your skin will be taken care of, during and post treatment too.
7. Affordable and easy
Laser hair removal treatment is usually a one-time investment with long term benefits. What this will do is save you the time, money and hassle of never-ending salon appointments, razors and shaving creams. While it may seem like an expensive proposition in the first go, it certainly turns out to be more economical over a longer term.
How does laser hair removal work?
Usually, the areas of treatment are shaved some days before the treatment. In some cases, just before the treatment, an aesthetician could apply numbing cream to reduce any painful sensations. The aesthetician will adjust the laser intensity and direct it at certain test spots, before commencing treatment, to ensure patient comfort and effective treatment.
Laser treatment works by acting on hair follicles in a certain phase of their growth. And if the follicle happens to be in the desired phase of growth, the laser can effectively act on it to prevent growth of new hair. However, in case the follicle is in a different phase, then there could be a chance that it might grow new hair. And at any point of time, we typically have 10-30% of hair in the growth phase. Some of these follicles might only appear after the treatment. And due to all these reasons, it might require multiple sessions to treat all of the hair follicles.
So it’s time to say goodbye to waxing and throw away your razors, as laser hair removal is here! If you’re fed up of the monthly shaving, waxing and tweezing, and are on the lookout for an effective permanent solution, then laser hair removal is a great choice for you. It is important that you visit an experienced, certified professional who will know the right power and pulse frequency to be administered, based on your skin and hair type. Reach out to us at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre to come closer towards smoother, silkier and hair free skin!