Women are constantly shaving, waxing, trimming… it never ends! You know it can be very exhausting to keep up with everything. Laser hair removal is a more permanent way to get the smooth skin you’ve always wanted without the constant upkeep. Wow, that really does sound amazing… and it can be but there’s more that goes into it than you may think. Laser hair removal, in my opinion is the best way to get your body ready for the summer time fun! There’s more to it than zap this and zap that to the solution and I hope to give you the knowledge you need to know so you are ready to hit the beach in the summer time… or in the case of Utah, boating!
Getting laser treatments is very efficient on some women but for others, it may take a little longer; it’s a case by case scenario depending on the pigment of skin, hair color, hair thickness etc. There are a couple of misconceptions linked with laser hair removal; 1. It’s permanent, 2. It’s instant, 3. It’s painless, all of which I’ll discuss below. If you have any comments or feedback I’d love to hear it!
First, though it’s not permanent, it does last quite some time! It’s like my mom used to always tell me about weeding the yard; it’s hard at first, but if I would just keep up with it, it requires much less. That’s the only metaphor I could think of, it’s the same concept, only laser treatments last much longer than weeding- I hope you get the picture. Once the treatments are over, you should only have to “touch-up” very seldom to keep the smooth, hairless skin you want, and those treatments will be much easier because the stray hairs are much thinner due to the previous treatments.
Second, laser hair removal isn’t instantaneous. There are a series of treatments that are spaced out to increase maximum results and also to prevent from harming your skin. The number of treatments vary, but it’s very common for the average person to receive 4-6 treatments on the targeted area. Each session you’ll notice the hair thinning out but to get the complete results you’re looking for, there’s a process. If you’re wanting to ready your body for the summer, don’t wait until May to do it. Believe it or not, this is the best time for laser hair removal because your skin pigmentation is lighter and it takes a couple of months to have the complete procedure. If you start now then you’ll be ready for summer!
Last but not least, it’s not painless, though, if you’re used to waxing I think it’s fair to say you can handle anything. You’ll notice your skin will be sensitive and in some cases, though rare, there will be blisters. That’s why it’s really important to find someone who is trained and know’s what they are doing. If you take the proper precautions there really shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
All in all, laser hair removal will change your feelings your have towards the hair on your body forever!