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SPONSORED CONTENT: Let’s face it. No one loves their shaving routine. It’s inconvenient at the best of times and painful—hello razor burn and shaving nicks—at the worst of times. Shaving is just something we do to temporarily get the smooth, hair-free skin we all want.
But at one time or another, you’ve probably dreamed about never having to twist yourself into a pretzel again in order to remove the hair in those hard to reach places… and you don’t need to!
We talked to the laser hair removal experts at Milan Laser Hair Removal about ditching the razor, and here are the top 7 reasons why you should do laser hair removal.
7 Reasons Why You Should Stop Shaving
It’s simple; you want hair-free skin without the hassle. With laser hair removal, that’s exactly what you’ll get! You’ll not only be able to say goodbye to shaving, but you’ll be able to ditch other outdated hair removal methods like waxing, plucking, sugaring, and depilatory creams as well because the hair is gone for good.
Now, let’s look at the top seven reasons why you should switch to laser hair removal.
1. Permanent Results
The first reason why you should stop shaving is that it’s a never-ending cycle. You’re only removing a portion of the hair, and it will simply grow back in a few hours or even a couple of days. On the other hand, each laser hair removal treatment will provide you with permanent results when done properly.
That’s because, during the treatment, a laser pulse is delivered directly to the hair follicle, which destroys it so that it can never—ever—grow again. That being said, new hair follicles can become active for a variety of reasons such as pregnancy, menopause, age, or genetics, and new hair can grow.
Most places that offer laser hair removal services sell packages of 6 or 9 sessions, you’ll just want to keep in mind that at these places, you’ll probably need to buy more packages or pay touch-up fees down the road. Your best option is to find a place that offers unlimited laser hair removal sessions for life at no additional cost like they do at Milan Laser.
2. Skin Irritation
When you think about it from your skin’s perspective, the process of shaving is very abrasive. You’re dragging razor blades over uneven surfaces to cut the hair as flat against your skin as possible. Even razors that are advertised as “flexible” will rub against your skin causing irritation and damage. This is why it’s very common to remove the top layer of skin as you shave.
Since shaving only offers temporary results, you’ll need to do it frequently. At best, this constant friction can leave your skin dry, itchy, and painful. However, it can easily lead to angry, red bumps and razor burn—which is probably worse than stubble when you’re trying to get smooth skin. Plus, because you have to continue shaving in order to maintain your results, your skin rarely has time to heal from this damage, which can lead to extended outbreaks of ingrown hairs and razor burn.
With laser hair removal, you don’t have to worry about skin irritation because the laser removes unwanted hair without damaging the skin.
In the short-term, shaving may seem like the less expensive option. However, it’s a bottomless pit expense. You’ll only ever get temporary results, and will always need to keep spending more money and more time to maintain those results.
Now let’s say that on average, you spend $30 a month on shaving supplies. That means your yearly shaving expenses would be $360. Now, since it’s not permanent, let’s assume you’ll shave for 50 years. That would mean that in your lifetime, you’d spend $18,000 on your shaving routine.
When you compare that to the cost of laser hair removal, it’s easy to see that you’ll save money—not to mention time—with the permanent results that you can get with laser hair removal. Also, most places offer payment plans to help make it more affordable. For instance, Milan Laser offers no-interest laser hair removal payment plans with payments that can be as low as $29 a month.
While it doesn’t exactly tickle, laser hair removal is significantly less painful than waxing, and any discomfort fades much faster than the annoying pain of razor nicks, which can last for days after you shave.
Most lasers have a comfort feature built-in or one that is used as part of the treatment process to help make the treatments less painful. Some of the less sophisticated methods include using a numbing cream, messy gel, or blowing chilled air onto the area being treated to help ease any discomfort. However, for the most comfortable laser hair removal treatments, you’ll want to go somewhere that uses a laser with a built-in cooling mist like the one Milan Laser uses. This technology releases a cooling mist immediately after each pulse of the laser during a treatment. To help put that into perspective, most Milan Laser clients describe it as feeling like the sting of a rubber band snap that fades away instantly.
5. It’s For Everyone
We’ve all heard the myth that laser hair removal only works for people with certain skin tones or hair colors. Heck, there are even rumors that it’s only for women. It’s myths like these that have so many people still using outdated hair removal methods like shaving and waxing.
While some of these myths might have been true—except that it’s only for women, that one has never been true—when the FDA first approved laser hair removal back in the late ‘90s, a lot has changed since then.
There are a lot more lasers on the market than there used to be, and technology has advanced quite a bit to make laser hair removal safe for everyone—regardless of skin tone. For example, a laser like the GentleMax Pro—which is the laser Milan Laser uses—will provide you with the safest laser hair removal treatments. That’s because it’s really two lasers in one machine, which allows treatments to be customized to treat the specific skin tone and hair type of each client.
Unfortunately, one thing that hasn’t changed is that laser hair removal does not work on white hair or “peach fuzz”. This should not be confused with blonde hair, which is treatable.
6. Peace of Mind
It’s been mentioned above a few times, but it bears repeating—laser hair removal provides you with permanent results while shaving only temporarily removes your unwanted hair.
Just imagine, never worrying about unwanted stubble or embarrassing razor burn ruining your day. You could put on your bathing suit on a moment’s notice without a care in the world or snuggle up with someone special without worrying about stubble crashing the party.
Your shaving routine will never be able to get rid of those nagging concerns, but laser hair removal can make them a distant memory.
In today’s fast-paced world, your time is precious. It seems like everyone wants some of it… and you never seem to have enough of it! So, why add to your stress levels by sticking to your old hair removal routine.
The truth is whether you’re shaving, waxing, sugaring, or plucking, if you’re only getting temporary results, you’re throwing your time—and your money—away. The average person spends nearly 40 hours a year shaving. Just imagine what it would feel like to get that much of your precious time back every year AND have smooth, hair-free skin all of the time!
While this isn’t an exhaustive list of reasons why you should switch to laser hair removal, hopefully, it helps shed some light on the benefits of ditching your shaving routine.
If you have more questions, feel free to give the experts at Milan Laser a call at 833-No-Razor or go in for a free consultation. You can visit with a local laser hair removal expert at either of their Raleigh-Durham laser hair removal locations, which are conveniently located in the Shops at Falls Village in Raleigh and Southpoint Crossing in Durham.
Learn more about laser hair removal in Raleigh-Durham.
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