Gone are the days when sporting patches of hair was considered okay. Even the lead singer of the 80s band Nena no longer proudly sports hair underarms. At this day and age, not only are women being groomed to be hairless. Males are now increasingly accepting that removing excess body hair not only looks good but is in fact hygienic as well. While there are a lot of ways to remove hair, the benefits laser hair removal from has helped the method gain popularity, at least to those who can afford the procedure.
Longer Lasting Results
Shaving unwanted hair will keep you clean for a day or two. Some even see hair growth in as little as a few hours. Waxing will give you a few days to a couple of weeks of hairless skin. Laser hair removal, however, is a more permanent solution. In the rare occurrence that hair does grow back, the strands are finer and sparser.
Facial stubble from hair growth after shaving may be tolerable but gets irritating on the underarms and much more so in the bikini area. Waxing may have a more comfortable result but the process itself is painful and extremely hard to do on your own. Having your privates waxed by someone else is quite an uncomfortable experience for those who are not used to it, and it does get a lot of getting used to. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, can target any part of the body in the same manner and with the same results.
The process itself is not pain-free but is less painful than waxing. Anesthesia is also applied to the area to lessen the pain from the laser. It may not be as painless as shaving but there is absolutely no risk of painfully nicking yourself and risking infection.
Laser hair removal reduces the risk of skin darkening compared to shaving and waxing. There is also almost no chances of developing hair ingrown. Since there is no pulling involved, chicken skin is also not a problem with laser hair removal.
Time and Cost Effective
Finally, although a single procedure or session does take almost as long as a waxing session, far longer than just shaving, the longer lasting results make it more than worth the time. In case you need to undergo another round of sessions, the time is lessened because the finer and sparser hair that grew back is easier to take care of. It may be a bit expensive at first, but when you no longer have to worry about removing hair in the future then it is worth every dime paid.