Why Now Is The Time To Consider Laser Hair Removal

It’s that time again. This time of year is when we start planning our summer holidays. And even if you’re not jetting off somewhere tropical, soon enough, you’ll be swapping jeans and snuggly tights for shorts and skirts. 

Wherever you are, you’ll likely be showing off more skin or just wanting to feel more comfortable, and that’s why laser hair removal has been on your mind. Could you cut down on the hassle of shaving every day? Would it give you longer-lasting smoothness or even a cleaner finish without the razor rashes?

For many of us, having our legs out means we want them smooth. Laser hair removal means you can forget about the tedious and sometimes painful shaving or waxing and focus on living your best summer holiday life wherever you are!

Why Shaving Your Legs Is Bad

So many women choose to shave their legs for a number of reasons, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best option for everyone. Shaving is convenient and fast, but is it the best way to remove hair from your body? 

Shaving with a razor could be doing more harm than good…

Extra Waste

Did you know that more than 2 billion razors end up in landfill each year? Even the more eco-friendly reusable razor handles lead to waste in the long run, with most razor refills going to landfill rather than actually getting recycled as some companies claim.

Razor Rash

Ouch, no one likes that familiar itch and sting that plagues your legs post-shave. It can be almost impossible to soothe severe razor burn as the blunt or imperfect razor edge causes millions of tiny micro-tears in your skin.

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Ingrown hairs

Shaving can cause a higher chance of ingrown hairs, causing a red and blotchy appearance to the area. For most women, this defeats the purpose of shaving in the first place, as you no longer feel confident in your skin.

What About Waxing Or Hair Removal Creams?

Not everyone shaves; hair removal cream is a popular alternative. It’s easy-ish to do at home and can be a fairly budget-friendly option. But there are still a few things to be wary of when chasing your smooth-leg dreams.

  • Risk of allergic reaction to chemicals
  • Not ideal for intimate areas due to sensitivity
  • Ingrown hairs are still possible
  • Creams can stink!

Waxing is also a good alternative to shaving. Although it has a reputation for being extreme, it’s still quite popular. Although, it isn’t for everyone for a few good reasons.

  • Home kits aren’t very effective and can even leave bruising
  • You need regular waxing appointments to keep on top of regrowth
  • Considerable regrowth is needed for the wax to ‘grip’ leaving you looking “hairy” for weeks
  • Can be painful and cause bleeding

Laser Hair Removal: A Lasting Solution

Unlike shaving, waxing and hair removal creams, laser hair removal targets the hair follicle, which slows regrowth down, and eventually stops it altogether. That means you get a long-lasting smoothness without the need for such constant maintenance.

This option can initially be more expensive, but over time you spend less money (and time) on your self-care routines. This makes it a better choice than shaving in particular, with the prices of ‘women’s’ razors always rising. 

Having laser treatments means there is less plastic and chemicals being sent to waste, so it’s ultimately better for the environment. If you try to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, it can be good to know you’re no longer contributing to unnecessary pollution.

One of the best things about modern laser hair removal machines, like the one we use here at Dr Sobia, is that they are totally pain-free! You don’t need to grit your teeth and bear the pain for the sake of beauty. You can look fantastic, feel fresh and never once grimace. 

This treatment can be used on all areas of the body, but it’s worth bearing in mind that darker skin tones are at risk of scarring from laser hair removal, so are not recommended.

Why Early Spring Is Ideal For Laser Hair Removal

When should you consider getting your first treatment? Well, timing is important. 

Hairs will fall out from your very first treatment, but you need several treatments to cover a large area, like the legs. This is because the process is precise and specific, targeting a particular area during each session, but also because the hairs will be at all different stages of growth. 

If you start now, you’ll be silky smooth by the time the weather hots up. Delaying your treatment means you might not be ready to bare all when you want to. 

But either way, you’ll be on your way to comfortable, smooth legs that you’ll be excited to show off every chance you get.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will I Need

The number of treatments you’ll need for that pristine final look will depend on a couple of things.

First of all, if you have a darker skin tone or lighter hair, you might require more laser hair removal treatments to ensure a smooth finish. Secondly, you may want to treat a large area or several areas at once, which will, of course, will need more sessions. As a rule of thumb we generally recommend 6 treatments, although most patients see results before this, whilst some may need a few extra treatments.

Some of the areas that this cosmetic treatment is ideal for include…

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Bikini
  • Back
  • Eyebrows
  • Chin
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Ready For Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is painless, simple and has permanent results. If you’re fed up with shaving rash, the guilt from throwing more plastic in the bin or the ongoing cost of waxing, then talk to us about our laser hair removal packages.

Book your initial consultation with our aestheticians to find out how to get started with laser hair removal.

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