Blog

Categories
Uncategorized

Still Shaving/Waxing?

Are you still shaving or waxing your legs?

Considering shaving 3 times a week, the number of shaving sessions you do adds up to 1,560 within 10 years. This is a never-ending effort. Laser Hair Removal with the right technology is an excellent alternative. It is quick, much cheaper than shaving or waxing, eliminate risk of occasionally cutting yourself with a razor, no more ingrown, smoother skin, shrink your pros and most of all is painless assuming it is with the right laser.

What is the right laser?

After treating over 7,000+ patients across all different skin types, GmaxPro laser by Candela is the right laser technology. It is quick, safe, requires less sessions and painless.

How many sessions do I need?

It is important to understand hair growth cycles. When we offer laser hair removal sessions to patients, we schedule their treatments to align with their hair growth cycles, ensuring that all hairs can be treated. Every hair you have goes through the following stages cyclically:

  • Anagen – During this phase, the hair is active and visible above the surface of your skin.
  • Catagen – In this next phase, the hair transitions from growing actively to resting in a dormant state.
  • Telogen – The hair is dormant at this time. It remains in your skin, but it rests above the base. Beneath it, the follicle begins to produce a new hair.
  • Exogen – During this phase, the hair sheds itself. Once it is gone, the new one which started to grow under it during the telogen phase can come up to the surface.

At any given moment, you have hairs in every phase of the cycle existing on your body simultaneously. While some hairs are falling out, others are robustly in their prime. This ensures that you always have some visible hair. Unfortunately, for those of us who prefer to be hairless in certain areas, the perpetual presence of hair is not what we want. Laser hair removal sessions are effective in eliminating hairs that are in the anagen phase. After your first session, we will wait a few weeks before performing another. During this time, a new group of hairs will enter the anagen phase, where they can be treated. We will repeat the process of performing a session and waiting until the hairs are gone.

Each session can eliminate up to 30% of your hairs. With each session, you will see progressive improvement. To target the maximum number of hairs during each session, it is best to space them between 4 and 6 weeks apart. This means that in most cases, you can be hair-free in your chosen area in less than one year.

How Many Sessions Will You Need?

It Depends on Your Body, Everyone has a different amount of hair, and everyone’s hair grows at a different rate. To get rid of all your unwanted hair in a given area, we need to schedule multiple sessions in accordance with your hair growth cycles. We will explain all about hair growth cycles in a moment! The number of laser hair removal sessions needed varies person to person because everyone’s body is different.

Is This Treatment Safe?

Absolutely! The light that the lasers emit is attracted to your hairs, not the surrounding tissue. Therefore, it can remove your hairs without causing damage to your skin. The treatment is non-invasive and requires no downtime. You can go back to work and normal activities immediately after treatment.

The Results You Want to Achieve

While most people who get laser hair removal sessions want to get rid of all their unwanted hair, some just want to reduce the amount. People who do not need to completely remove their hairs need fewer sessions. For example, some men request one or two sessions for their face. Rather than eliminating all the hairs, this just decreases their number, making it easier to shave. The advantage for them is that while they can keep a beard if they choose, they will have less razer burn.

Laser Hair Removal Benefits

  • It Saves Time – For many areas of the body, this treatment can be completed in less than 15 minutes. For large areas such as the legs, you probably will not need to spend about 30 minutes. When you shave, you might spend 15 extra minutes in the shower. To maintain hairless skin, you could end up shaving over 1,560 times in the next 10 years! If it takes you 15 minutes each time, that’s 390 hours being wasted! The amount of time you will spend using depilatory creams is about the same as shaving, and the process needs to be repeated with the same frequency. Waxing is done less frequently, but the results are not permanent, and you need to factor in time to drive to your appointment. When you consider that you only need around 6 initial sessions and one or two touch-ups every year to maintain smooth skin with laser treatments, you can see how much time this method saves.
  • It Saves Money – To maintain a lifetime of shaving, waxing, or using depilatory creams, you need to buy a lot of products. Eliminating the need to purchase razors, shaving cream, aftershave, depilatory creams, and waxing appointments offsets the cost of getting laser treatments. For example, a lifetime of shaving can cost up to $15,000. You can “shave” this money off your budget by using laser treatments to achieve more lasting results.
  • It Reduces Irritation – Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all irritating to the skin. They can result in cuts, burns, redness, ingrown hairs, and razer burn. These negative effects are augmented by the fact that the methods which cause them need to be repeated frequently to maintain smooth skin. Getting laser treatments will relieve your skin of the constant application of razors, hot wax, and/or hair-dissolving chemicals.
  • It Provides Smooth Skin All the Time – How often have you started to put on a pair of shorts or a swimsuit, only to realize that you forgot to shave? When you be rid yourself of unwanted hairs via laser treatments, you never have to remember to shave. You can go to the beach, dress in short sleeves, and otherwise go about your day without thinking about your hair.

Contact us to learn more about this treatment. We will be happy to give you more information on how our treatments can provide the incredible convenience of hair-free skin. Click here to make an appointment>>>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *