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Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Using traditional hair-removal methods like waxing, shaving, and tweezing can be time-consuming and frustrating. In addition to providing short-term results that are less than ideal, these treatments carry the risk of bothersome ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and cuts. 

Laser hair removal is an effective alternative that delivers long-term removal of unwanted body hair safely and efficiently. This treatment uses concentrated beams of light that target and heat melanin in hair follicles. As the light energy is converted to heat, it damages the follicles to reduce and slow growth.

While laser hair removal won’t destroy all hair regrowth, it drastically reduces unwanted hair by about 10-25% after the first treatment. For most patients, laser hair removal provides a 50-95% reduction of new hair after 5-6 treatments. 

You’ll get optimal results from your hair-removal treatment when it’s provided by experienced professionals. The hair-removal specialists at Ovation Wellness in Madison, Mississippi, provide expert laser hair removal services safely and effectively. Then can help you enjoy the silky, smooth appearance and daily convenience that comes with long-term hair removal.

Read on to learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal and why this treatment is so popular among men and women. 

Long-lasting results

One of the most significant benefits of laser hair removal over traditional methods is the fact that the treatment provides long-lasting results. While your individual outcome depends on the areas treated, most patients who undergo laser hair removal remain hair-free for months or even years. 

When laser-treated hair grows back, it’s likely to be finer and less noticeable. To remain hair-free permanently, you may need to keep a schedule of maintenance treatments. 

Time-saving process

The time you spend trying to remain hair-free with traditional methods can add up over weeks, months, and years. The results of a British survey reported that women spend about 1,728 hours, or 72 days, shaving over the course of a lifetime. Laser hair-removal treatments last just a few minutes for smaller facial areas, about 20 minutes for underarms or bikini areas, and up to an hour for larger areas while providing longer-lasting results than shaving.

Relatively painless treatment

Laser hair removal is delivered while you rest in a comfortable chair. While everyone has an individual tolerance for pain, patients who experience laser hair removal often describe the sensation as similar to a rubber band snapping. A topical anesthetic is applied to the targeted area before treatment to reduce discomfort. 

Cost-efficient alternative

While the price of laser hair removal reflects the fact that you’re receiving a professional service, using this treatment over traditional methods can save money in the long run. Laser hair removal eliminates the ongoing costs of razors, shaving cream, depilatory creams, and regular waxing services. 

Smoother skin

Laser hair removal targets and damages follicles, delivering smoother skin than possible with shaving. This non-invasive treatment delivers the benefits of silky skin without the risk of cuts, razor bumps, ingrown hairs, or razor burn, all of which can interfere with the results you desire when baring your hair-free skin. 

Hair-free anywhere

Laser hair removal can reduce unwanted hair on virtually any area of your body. Common areas treated include legs, arms, underarms, bikini areas, stomach, face, and back.

While laser hair removal delivers the best results on people who have a combination of dark hair and light skin, it can be used on all skin tones as long as you have a contrast between your skin and hair color. Our hair-removal specialists recommend a treatment plan based on your personal needs. 

No downtime

There’s ​​no downtime necessary after laser hair removal. While you’re likely to experience an effect similar to a mild sunburn on the treated area, most patients aren’t deterred from returning to normal activities. Avoiding direct sunlight and self-tanning equipment is often advised immediately post-treatment to reduce the risk of side effects.

Find out more about the benefits of laser hair removal and how this treatment can set you free from razors and waxing. Call Ovation Wellness today to schedule a consultation.

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