Time to Ditch the Razor for Laser: Here’s Why

Shaving, tweezing, and waxing of hair are common routines for men and women. At best, these techniques are effective for a couple of days. Permanent hair removal can save time and does not require repeated removal of unwanted hairs, which can easily become an obsession. With laser treatment, the results of the initial therapy can last several weeks, while hair regrows more slowly after repeated sessions.

 

How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?

At Spark Laser Center, we use the Candela GentleMax, a laser machine capable of multiple types of hair removal treatments. It delivers pulses of energy through the skin to destroy hair follicles. Each procedure takes a few minutes.

Over time, the treatment can be effective at removing unwanted hair permanently. The result is smooth, hairless skin. This treatment is effective for men and women and can be performed on the arms, legs, chin, cheeks, back, stomach, neck, underarms, and other areas.

 

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

If you’re planning to ditch the razor, laser treatment for hair removal can have the following benefits:

  • Minimal Discomfort: For most people, the laser pulses feel like a rubber band being snapped on the skin. This is generally not considered painful, compared to waxing, although it can be a little uncomfortable for some.
  • No Surface Damage: The laser does not cause any damage to the dermis, or upper layer of skin. People with sensitive skin can tolerate the procedure, as the target area is below the surface where the hair follicles are located.
  • Little Downtime: Patients can resume work and most normal activities after treatment. However, they should avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat; intense physical activities should be avoided for a day and exfoliators and harsh skin products for a week.

 

Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

Laser hair removal targets any hair in an active growing phase, but it doesn’t completely destroy every follicle; the amount of destruction per treatment is limited. Treated hair follicles become smaller with each procedure. It’s also important to note that hair on different parts of the body grows at different rates, so the treatment protocol for one area may be different than that for another.

Laser hair removal can be performed just about anywhere on the body. Shaving, on the other hand, is possible only for areas you can reach. It also comes with the risk of razor burns, nicks, and ingrown hairs. Frequent shaving can also lead to bacterial infections. While laser removal is more expensive, it can pay off in the long run.

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Spark Laser Center: Professional Laser Treatment for Hair Removal

Spark Laser Center uses state-of-the-art, FDA-approved laser technology for permanent hair removal in NYC. Our technicians are qualified and certified and hold many years of experience in laser skin treatments for all skin types. If you live in Manhattan, Queens, or elsewhere in New York, or in New Jersey or within a 5-mile radius of our Midtown location, contact us today about laser hair removal, skin tightening, pigmentation removal, and anti-aging treatments. We can be reached at 212-245-0940.

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