Have you ever thought about the steps in your grooming regimen that consume too much of your precious time? You might think it is your skincare regimen or your daily hair and makeup practices, but if you looked at how much time is spent dealing with shaving, plucking and removing unwanted body hair, you would be surprised. And once you do know, you may want to consider laser hair removal.
Some Basic Hair Removal Facts
In fact, author Rebecca Herzig explored this subject in her book “Plucked: A History of Hair Removal,” and learned “that more than 99 percent of American women voluntarily remove hair, and more than 85 percent do so regularly, even daily… [and] over the course of a lifetime… will spend, on average, more than ten thousand dollars and nearly two entire months of their lives simply managing unwanted hair. The woman who waxes once or twice a month will spend more than twenty-three thousand dollars over the course of her lifetime.”
Men also end up spending a lot to manage hair below the neck as well as daily or twice daily facial shavings.
That represents a lot of time and effort, as well as pain, discomfort and headaches due to hair removal, and yet laser hair removal is a viable, and superior, solution.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Many are hesitant to get laser hair removal because the word laser is, after all, a bit scary. The good news is that the process used for laser hair removal is entirely pain free. It uses a special laser that targets only the melanin in the skin – the natural compound that gives your skin and hair its color. When a laser is tuned to the melanin in your hair, it causes it to absorb the laser’s energy, which is a form of heat. This destroys the follicle or damages it to such a degree that hair may never return to that area.
As you might guess, laser hair removal has to be a somewhat targeted method, and because only around 20% of your follicles are actively growing hair at any one time, it takes a few treatments to eliminate hair in a specific area of the body. Yet, it does, eventually eliminate it. And that means you can cut back on expenses and ongoing maintenance where unwanted hair is concerned.
Laser hair removal can be used for:
- Bikini area
- Underarm area
- Chest, and more
With the precision that only lasers can give, laser hair removal is a great way to improve your appearance, feel more confident and leave skin looking its best. Now is a great time to consider beginning some laser hair removal treatments so you can be free of unwanted hair by summer.
If you are ready to eliminate any unwanted hair, and get the smooth skin free of bumps, redness or stubble, you will want to book your laser hair removal consultation in Austin, TX at Personique on the Spot online or at (512) 459-6800.