Monday, May 12, 2008

The 6 major benefits of Laser Hair Removal

In a previous article we discussed how removing unwanted hair has been practiced throughout the ages. Clearly, getting rid of unwanted hair has been on men and women’s minds for centuries. It is however only in the last decade or so that advances in laser technology, and our understanding of the technology, has opened new and promising avenues to this age old concern.

In 1997, laser hair removal wasn't popular enough to even rank a mention in national plastic surgery statistics. Today, it's the second most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in America - and its popularity is still increasing. In 2005 laser hair removal was second only to BOTOX ® as the non-surgical procedure in highest demand. More than 1.5 million treatments were performed in this period. The reason for its popularity is twofold – the changing norms of society with respect to body and facial hair, and the numerous benefits of having hair removed with a laser.

The following are the major benefits:

Larger areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal than with waxing, electrolysis, plucking or tweezing.

The results are long lasting. No more waxing or shaving… Imagine that…!

Laser hair removal does not cause the irritation that other hair removal methods do, leaving you with nicks, cuts and bumps (which you usually get when you can least afford it!). It saves you time and money. Consider this: for way less than the cost of a Starbucks ® Latte per day you can have unwanted facial hair removed, never to be concerned or self conscious again.

As far as discomfort goes during the treatment, it is way down on the scale compared to waxing and electrolysis. No one that has had laser hair removal will suggest that you are likely to fall asleep during the treatment – it’s after all not a massage! Although individual levels of discomfort very, most people handle laser hair removal without even a topical anesthetic.

Laser hair removal does not require hospitalization, needles, medications, or follow-up medical care. With the technology available today, it has become a lunch-time procedure.

The benefits of laser hair removal, compared to the alternatives, are significant and compelling. In a later article we will explore the risks of laser hair removal, and the questions you should ask when looking for a provider of these services.

Noel Halgreen
S├Ána MedSpa

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