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SPONSORED CONTENT: Imagine never having to worry about shaving or scheduling a wax appointment before hitting the pool or going on a beach trip. With laser hair removal, it’s a reality! If you’ve considered living a hair-free life without the hassles of shaving and waxing, 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 Laser hair removal has become more mainstream and many swear by it, but there’s a lot of outdated or just plain wrong information out there about it.
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 an expert. That’s why we spoke to Raleigh’s laser hair removal experts at Milan Laser Hair Removal about everything you need to know before getting laser hair removal. Trust us: it will make your life easier!
First, 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 laser hair removal 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 it’s important to know that laser hair removal is for everyone! It’s not just for a certain gender, age, or skin tone. Laser hair removal works for 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 that includes two lasers—the Nd: YAG for darker skin and the Alexandrite for lighter skin tones. That way, places like Milan Laser can create a tailored treatment plan for a client’s exact hair type and skin tone.
What’s the cost of laser hair removal 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. We say that because, over time, laser hair removal saves you time and money with permanent results. The average Milan Laser client is 95%+ 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 laser hair removal payment plans that can be as low as $29 a month.
Think of a pair of shoes that costs more than other shoes upfront—they’re likely better quality, and they’ll have greater longevity than a pair cheaply made. But because the more expensive shoes never have to be repurchased, the cost per wear makes the value go way up, and you’re not consistently replacing the cheaper shoes when they fall apart. Laser hair removal is a lot like that—the money and time spent on waxing appointments, replacing razors, and buying shaving cream becomes cyclical and costs more in the end. You can’t put a price on never shaving or waxing again, figuratively speaking.
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 skin tone 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, we recommend shaving the day of or before your 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 done 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 offer unlimited laser hair removal packages, like Milan Laser. If you choose one of these laser hair removal providers, you’ll never have to worry about touch-up fees or other surprise costs down the road.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Compared to waxing, it’s a piece of cake! Waxing has the biggest ouch factor of all, and so does at-home IPL (intense pulse light). We read so many laser hair removal reviews from clients who insist laser hair removal treatments are either painless or feel like a sting similar to 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.
Life’s a little less stressful when you don’t have to worry about waxing and shaving, all for temporary results. Ready to save time and money and quit 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 locations conveniently located in Raleigh and Durham.
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