Constant shaving, waxing, plucking, or bleaching is incredibly time-consuming and all can aggravate the skin. If you’re fed up with fighting the endless battle against unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be just the option for you. At the New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Boston, Massachusetts, we offer treatment to patients looking to remove their unwanted hair once and for all. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing treatment!
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a popular treatment for eliminating unwanted hair. Using the latest Candela laser technology, our GentleLASE System destroys your hair follicles without harming the surrounding skin. Further protection is provided by a Dynamic Cooling Device that sprays cryogen onto the skin for increased comfort.
How Does it Work?
Lasers are incredibly versatile pieces of equipment in the health and cosmetics world. They are capable of anything from expunging cancerous growths to eliminating unwanted tattoos, and the results we achieved today were unimaginable even just a few decades ago.
With this treatment, lasers heat up the hair follicles. A gentle beam of light passes through your skin and is absorbed into the hair follicle. At this point, the energy transforms to heat and eliminates the follicle. The process results in the follicles being incapable of creating hair and growing back as it would after waxing, shaving, or other hair removal process. A few days after treatment, the hair will fall out, and you will be left with smooth skin.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Once you receive treatment, your hair follicles will be altered permanently, and you will be left with smooth, hairless skin that really lasts. That isn’t to say you’ll never see hair again; rather, you’ll never have a full yield like you currently produce. You may see some stray hairs emerge every now and then, but that can be easily taken care of with an annual touch-up appointment.
Maintaining your new, smooth look is faster and easier than your initial treatment. All it requires is a 30-minute laser session each year. Most people require an annual session, and some can go as long as two years before receiving another treatment. As you can see, compared to waxing or shaving–which must be done anywhere from daily to monthly–laser hair removal is a game-changing treatment.
Laser Hair Removal Lasts Longer Than Other Methods
There have been several methods for removing hair throughout history, but none are as effective and long-lasting as laser treatments. Let’s take a look at some of the other methods for hair removal and why they are so temporary.
The Shaving Standard
Shaving razors can only cut hair at the skin’s surface. The hair underneath the surface remains actively growing, and within days it will emerge again. For this reason, shaving is one of the most temporary of hair removal solutions. Many people must shave daily to maintain smooth skin; some people can’t even go a full 24 hours before seeing stubble push through. This is often observed in men who get a “5 o’clock shadow” of hair by the day’s end.
Hair Removal Creams
Hair removal creams work similarly to razors in that they only work at surface level. Only instead of a razor cutting the hair, creams have chemicals that dissolve the hair. These products are a temporary solution, as the hair beneath the skin’s surface is still active and growing. Furthermore, the chemicals in hair removal creams usually smell terrible and may irritate your skin.
Waxing is a popular alternative to shaving or creams because results last longer. Compared to the previous two methods that remove hair at surface level, waxing pulls your hair out by the roots. This method leaves you with smooth and hairless skin for a number of weeks instead of just hours or days. Some believe that waxing creates a permanent change in hair; however, it does not. Hair that is removed via waxing will always return.
Why Choose Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Many people don’t even realize how inconvenient it is to repeatedly remove unwanted hair, as many of these routines have become part of our everyday lives. But there are some amazing advantages to be had when you choose to get laser treatment.
1. You’ll Always Be Hairless
The whole point of this treatment is to get rid of unwanted hair, and that’s exactly what you’ll get. Think about what that would actually look like in your life. Countless circumstances where you normally would have to deal with an extra hassle will simply disappear once you get laser treatment.
2. You’ll Have More Time
Other hair removal methods must be repeated frequently and take up time. In general, anywhere from four to six sessions are needed to complete laser treatment.
3. You’ll Spend Less Money
Whether it be razors, creams, moisturizers, aftershave, or multiple salon appointments, the cost of routine hair removal continually adds up over your lifetime. Comparatively, a few treatment sessions are the better investment!
Where Can You Get Treatment?
If you’re thinking about laser hair removal, contact Dr. Lazor and the team at New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, Massachusetts to learn or more or to schedule an appointment. We’re here to get you smooth, hairless skin that lasts!