Take It Off
Considering going hair-free for good? The hair-free life is the carefree life. Laser hair removal can help you ditch the stubble, with permanent results.
If you’ve considered kicking the hassles of shaving and waxing to the curb, you likely have questions. Laser hair removal has become more mainstream and many swear by it, but there’s a lot of outdated or just plain wrong information swirling about.
Since these treatments affect your body, it’s important to get the facts about laser hair removal, the ins and outs of the treatments, and what you can expect from those who know.
Here, the experts at Milan Laser Hair Removal in Fort Worth spill about everything you need to know before your first appointment.
1. How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal literally gets to the root of the problem. A laser pulse is delivered directly to the targeted area during treatments, and a controlled amount of heat safely and effectively damages the follicles. Because the hair is destroyed at the source, it can never grow again — ever.
And guess what? It’s not just for a certain gender, age, or skin tone — laser hair removal works on all skin tones when performed properly.
But not all laser hair removal providers are equal, so do your research and find one with the technologies to treat the entire skin tone spectrum. For example, Milan Laser uses the Candela GentleMax Pro which includes two lasers: the Nd: YAG for darker skin and the Alexandrite for lighter skin tones.
2. What’s the cost compared to waxing and shaving?
People get in the habit of shaving every morning and going to waxing appointments, but they don’t sit and do the math on what’s being thrown away on temporary results. The average person spends 39 hours a year shaving and $3,800 over a lifetime on shaving essentials. For waxing appointments at salons, you’re looking at $24,000 over a lifetime.
Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is an investment rather than an expense — over time, it saves you time and money with permanent results.
The average Milan Laser client is 95 percent hair-free within seven to 10 treatments. To get the best value for your money, take advantage of places that offer laser hair removal specials and payment plans. For instance, Milan Laser offers no-interest, affordable payment plans that can be as low as $29 a month.
3. How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
It’s important to avoid sun exposure before laser hair removal treatments. Your skin needs to be its natural tone and color to be safely treated, so stay away from tanning beds or sunless tanner throughout your treatment, and make sure to regularly apply sunscreen or cover up when you’re outdoors.
The treatment area needs to be clean-shaven, and at Milan Laser recommends shaving the day of or before the treatment for best results. You’ll also want to go in for treatments with clean skin: no makeup, lotion, deodorant, or perfume.
You’ll find that laser hair removal treatments are relatively fast and there’s no downtime after, as opposed to painful waxing appointments. And best of all, the results you get after each treatment are permanent when done properly.
But because our bodies change as we age due to genetics or hormones, new hair follicles can become active, and new hair can grow — this is where touch-up fees come into play.
To guarantee lifetime results, some places (like Milan Laser) offer unlimited laser hair removal packages. If you choose one of these providers, you’ll never have to worry about touch-up fees or other surprise costs down the road.
4. Does it hurt?
Compared to waxing, laser is a piece of cake! Waxing has the biggest ouch factor of all, and so does at-home IPL (intense pulse light). The majority of people insist laser hair removal treatments are either painless or feel like a rubber band snapping against the skin, but only for a millisecond — the time it takes for the laser to zap your hair.
Many lasers, such as the Candela GentleMax Pro used at Milan Laser, have built-in comfort features. Some less sophisticated, outdated lasers have numbing creams, messy gels, or chilled air that’s blown on the treatment area.
The Candela offers the most comfortable laser hair removal treatments because it includes a cooling cryogen mist that’s released immediately after each laser pulse to reduce any potential discomfort.
5. What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
By now it should be obvious that the benefits are tenfold compared to other hair removal methods. Laser hair removal is a small investment of time that pays off in the long run. Other hair removal methods will leave you with the dreaded stubble, bumps, and inevitable regrowth requiring constant maintenance.
Another benefit that many don’t consider is sustainability. By opting for laser hair removal, you’re cutting down on the plastic waste from single-use razors.
Ready to save time and money and ditch outdated hair removal methods for good? Give Milan Laser a call at 833-NO-RAZOR or go in for a free consultation. Visit with a local laser hair removal expert at either of Milan Laser’s Fort Worth locations: North Richland Hills and Fort Worth South.
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