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What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Are you tired of razor bumps and razor burn? Do you hate the idea of chemically burning hair from your skin? Do you wish there was a better way to remove hair than painful waxing or time-consuming tweezing and plucking? Laser hair removal at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR has many benefits over alternatives.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Treatment Isn’t Painful

Whether you’re shaving, waxing, plucking, or tweezing unwanted hair away, you end up getting hurt. Your parents’ generation may have said there is no beauty without pain. That may have even been true at the time. But with incredible advances in medical technology, you can now remove unwanted hair without any pain or discomfort.

Laser hair removal works by heating the active follicles in the treatment area. Since everyone has a different tolerance for warmth, we can apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. This will numb your skin completely so you won’t feel any discomfort whatsoever.

Treatment Is Convenient

Another incredible benefit of this hair removal technique is its convenience. Treating your entire face, including last-minute questions, the removal of any cosmetics, and cleaning your entire face, will only take around 20 minutes. And since we’re so conveniently located, you’ll have no trouble squeezing us into your lunch break.

Preparation Isn’t Hard

Before some aesthetic treatments, you have to go through weeks of preparation before you can receive the treatment. The hardest part of preparing for laser hair removal is remembering to reapply your sunscreen every four hours to protect your skin from the sun. If you think you’ll have trouble with this, set a timer on your phone so you don’t have to watch the clock.

Other preparation steps include shaving the treatment area before you come in for your session and not applying cosmetics to the treatment area. If you come in wearing lotion or makeup, it will be removed before your treatment when we clean the targeted region.

Recovery Is Easy, Too

It takes 24 hours for the heat from the laser to dissipate from your skin fully. For this reason, you should avoid saunas, steam rooms, steaming hot showers, and strenuous weight lifting sessions. You will also need to continue wearing sunscreen appropriately. But other than that, there is no recovery process.

Just schedule your hair removal treatment on your day off from the gym and nothing about your normal routine has to change. The trickiest part about ‘recovering” from your hair removal treatment is remembering to avoid retinol creams and glycolic acid for 48 hours after treatment.

It Will Make You More Comfortable Wearing Jeans

You probably shave because it is the fastest hair removal method. But it’s definitely not the most effective. Another compelling benefit of this hair removal method is it prevents you from developing ingrown hairs. So, you can say goodbye to your favorite skinny jeans painfully rubbing ingrown hairs and causing irritation.

It May Be Permanent

One of the most frustrating things about shaving is you have to do it every day. Some days, it feels like there is nothing more irritating than stubble brushing up against your favorite blanket. With this hair removal technique, your hair follicles are pretty much destroyed permanently.

The only reason you may need a follow-up treatment is if you start taking a medication that imbalances your hormones, such as certain hormonal birth control pills. Barring extreme changes to your biochemistry, you will never need to worry about stubble or ingrown hairs again. Just keep in mind that you may need eight to 12 treatments to destroy all your hair follicles.

It Is Safe and Effective for Everyone

It used to be that only a small portion of the population was a good candidate for hair removal with laser technology. The laser targeted the dark hair follicles that contrasted with the lighter pigments in the skin, but the lasers weren’t advanced enough to target fair hair follicles on pale skin or dark hair follicles on skin with darker pigments.

Today, we have long-pulsed NDYAG lasers that are advanced enough to safely and effectively target only the pigments in the hair follicles. If you’re worried about your hair growing back, ask your primary care physician about the potential side effects of the medications they recommend. There are alternatives that will treat your symptoms or condition without hair growth.

It Allows You to Be More Spontaneous

Another benefit of this treatment is it allows for more spontaneity in your life. If you’re at your friend’s house and she invites you to try on a cute dress, you don’t have to worry about whether you remembered to shave that morning. You can drop your book and go to the pool to hang out with your friends at a moment’s notice.

You can throw on a pair of shorts and go for a walk without having to find your shaving cream, change your razor blades, shave, then dry off and properly store your razor. After no more than eight to 12 treatments, you can be confident every moment of every day.

Learn More About the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Today

Removing unwanted hair doesn’t have to be painful, expensive, or time-consuming. Laser hair removal is quick, painless, affordable, and more effective than alternative methods. To learn more about the benefits of this hair removal technique, please contact us today at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR to schedule your initial consultation. See you soon!