Laser hair removal is one of the few treatments available for permanent hair reduction. Creams, shaving, waxing, threading and other temporary methods may not give you the smooth results you want and can also be damaging to the skin. If you are tired of grooming away the same hair again and again, you may be wondering if laser hair removal treatments might be right for you. As with any procedure, there are considerations to think about before making your final decision.
Hair Trends and Flexibility
Trends in body hair come and go. For example, the 1980s showcased men with hairy chests and full beards while sleek and mostly hairless is the ideal now. The same can be said for women’s eyebrows, with the fashion changing from full to very thin and back again several times in the past few decades.
Think carefully about your own grooming habits and how you may want to change them in the future. If you are not one to follow trends in grooming and have kept the same hair patterns and habits for years, it is very likely you will make the right decision and be happy with your choices.
Your Skin Quality and Health
If you suffer from ingrown hairs, razor rash, razor burn, chemical burns or irritation from depilatories or other adverse reactions to temporary hair removal, you may want to look into laser hair removal treatment right away. All these problems open your skin to infection and possibly scarring.
Over a lifetime, the tiny scars can create thicker skin. Removing the hair permanently protects your skin integrity and removes the possibility of infection from hair removal efforts later in life. If you have a compromised immune system, talk to us about laser hair removal treatments and protecting your future skin integrity.
Cost Over Your Lifetime
The cost of temporary hair removal can be enormous when factored over the course of your lifetime. Razors, depilatories, waxes, soothing balms and other supplies can take a surprising chunk out of your yearly budget. Consider the cost of ongoing hair removal against the total cost of laser treatments and the savings are obvious. This is especially true if you believe you will live for several more decades or longer. Don’t be put off by the seemingly-high cost of treatments when the results are life-long.
Thinning and Shaping Versus Total Removal
No discussion of laser hair removal treatments is complete without discussing the adaptability of the treatments. Our hair grows in cycles, meaning not all hairs on a given area are growing at the same time. When you receive a laser treatment, new hairs will grow from follicles that were inactive at the time of the treatment. You can use this to your advantage to thin and shape hair without removing it entirely. Some men chose to do this with their chest and facial hair, while women may choose to do this with their pubic hair.
Laser hair removal treatments are a great option for most people. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, one of the trusted professionals at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa can help you. Contact our office in Peru, IL today to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.