It’s Happened Before.
You know that really cute new dress you had in mind for going out; but then you’re running late and don’t have time to shave your legs? Looks like you’ll have to go without the dress.
Who likes hairy legs? Not me! It would be so much easier to have hairless legs all the time. For people always on the go, we don’t have time to worry about ALL the little things.
A Common Problem.
Shaving is so uncomfortable and inconvenient for so many people. It’s time consuming, and annoying. Also the amount of money we have to spend on razors every year. I am a brunette with dark thick hair but sensitive skin. I dread shaving and it can be painful having to shave in the same area two days in a row. I feel like I get one good shave a week and then I just struggle with itchiness, redness, bumps, and razor burn the other 6 days. Not to mention the ingrown hairs.
What Are My Options?
I have tried so many different hair removal techniques. Waxing you have to let the hair grow out for weeks before having it ripped out. Super painful and doesn’t give you lasting results. I have tried chemical hair removal options such as Nair. I have no hair for a couple days, then it returns like always. I have also given myself a chemical burn from leaving the product on my skin too long. OUCH! After many years of struggling, I finally decided to try laser hair removal. I like it because I am able to shave in between appointments unlike waxing. It is a super quick treatment that I can fit in on a lunch break and I only have to come in every 6 weeks.
How Does It Work?
Laser hair removal is actually permanent hair reduction meaning that it’s not permanently removing the hair after 1 treatment. The laser works by using energy to penetrate the hair follicle. It shrinks the hair follicle and in time, the follicles become so small that they don’t produce any hair. After each treatment we lose 15-30% of the follicles for good and the rest become dormant for a period of time. With repeat applications, the hair follicle will become dormant for long periods or indefinitely. This is usually achieved in 6 sessions typically 6 weeks apart. Since we are not destroying the hair follicle and just shrinking it, you will want to touch up. Typically 1-2 times a year will keep your desired results.
Laser Hair Removal at Allurant
Not all LHR technologies are created equal. At Allurant our Laser Hair machine has a cooling feature that makes the treatment very tolerable and comfortable compared to other machines where it feels very hot and like a rubberband against the skin. It is also very fast so the actual treatment is over before you know it. These tools help with people who have a low pain tolerance or are very nervous to do any sort of treatments. The machine at Allurant Medical has multiple wavelengths and it addresses different colors of hair. This laser is safe on all skin tones and any color hair with the only exception of white hair. It can also treat different thickness of the hair follicle and hair shaft. For this reason, it’s more effective as it gets the hair in all stages. The hair starts off thick and darker and as you do treatments, the hair will get thinner and lighter and then the other wavelengths of the machine kick in and are able to still target the hair. Other machines only work on light skin and dark hair, making this new machine way more accessible to everyone!
So What Can You Do Now?
If you’re interested in Laser Hair Removal, give us a call to schedule a consultation with one of our amazing providers.
You can also access more information on our website https://allurantmedical.com/