Bare It All: Laser Hair Removal for the Summer
- Posted on: Jun 28 2011
Laser Hair Removal can help you have a confident, hair-free summer.
Now that summer is officially here, it is time to dig out the shorts and bathing suits, hit the beach and take advantage of the wonderful weather. However, while many people look forward to hiding their winter wardrobe away for a few warm months, breaking out your short shorts and tank tops comes with a lot of upkeep and maintenance on unwanted body hairs.
Spending one day at the beach can mean hours of bothersome hair removal for some people: Shaving your legs, waxing your eyebrows, threading lip hairs, trimming your bikini line, shaving your under arms… all of this constant upkeep on unwanted body hair can be irritating and painful.
Luckily, there is a faster, easier way of achieving hair-free summer skin. Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular hair-removal methods for people who are looking to achieve smooth skin and rock their teeny bikinis in confidence all summer long.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses light energy to deliver intense, pulsating beams of light to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, removing an entire area of unwanted hairs in just minutes.
The lasers, which are safe for all skin types, pass through a person’s skin to the root of their hair follicle. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicle, halting future hair growth. While neither pain medication nor anesthesia are required during the hair removal process, patients may request to use a topical anesthetic during the procedure if they have sensitive skin.
How Effective is Laser Hair Removal?
The effectiveness of laser hair removal can differ between each individual. Different characteristics such as skin type, hair type, pigment and hormones are all factors in determining how well laser hair removal may work for each person. Physicians will evaluate each of these specific factors and determine which hair removal treatment option will produce the most desirable results for each individual.
While you may notice a significant reduction in hair growth after one laser hair removal treatment, it may take several treatments to halt hair growth completely. However, after just two or three treatments, most patients notice an 80-90% reduction in hair growth in the area that was treated.
Which Areas of the Body Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?
Laser hair removal is a popular treatment for both women and men. It can help to remove hair on almost any part of the body including legs, arms, chin, upper lip, face, neck, bikini line, back, shoulders, etc.
Some of the most popular treatments for women in the summer consist of leg hair and bikini line hair removal. If you plan on being in a bathing suit frequently this summer, eliminating hair in these areas can help to give peace-of-mind against stray hairs escaping.
Many men also choose to get laser hair removal treatments for back hair and chest and abdominal hair. If you prefer a clean, smooth appearance, these procedures are great for treating large areas of hair and can help cut daily grooming time in half.
Whether you enjoy a summer full of shorts and tank tops, swimming in the pool or simply lounging in your bathing suit on the beach, laser hair treatment can save you time and patience while also giving you a great sense of confidence this summer season.