I’m scared of laser hair removal but I’m sick of ingrowns. Help!

April 22, 2022 | #Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a great way to get rid of ingrown hairs with minimal cost and effort. Known for its superior technology, zero downtime, and affordability, it’s a great option for people tired of dealing with inflamed hair follicles and unpleasant ingrowns. We’ve been there when there’s that pesky hair after shaving that just won’t go away and swells up to the size of a penny. No more worrying about wearing a bikini or baring your skin. Here’s the solution to your fears. 
 
First, let’s tackle the myths of laser hair removal: 

Myths of Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Causes Cancer
This is untrue. The lasers are designed to reach only the follicles deep within your skin. While the lasers do produce a tiny amount of radiation, it’s not anything to be concerned about. There is no evidence of the procedure causing skin cancer. 
 
Laser Hair Removal Causes Infertility
There is no evidence that laser hair removal causes infertility. The lasers don’t go deep enough to penetrate the organs, just the hypodermis, the bottom layer of skin. For the majority of people, lasers are safe, especially around the groin area.  
 
Home Kits Work Just As Well As A Specialist
Home kits are highly discouraged. While these are available to purchase, seeing a qualified practitioner is the best route. You can expect high-quality work, better results, cleaner and more hygienic preparation and the expertise of a professional who knows what to do in any hair removal situation. Best of all, they can answer any questions you may have. 
 
Now, let’s take a look at the general fear around it:

Fears of Laser Hair Removal

Will it be painful?
People who’ve heard of laser hair removal are typically fearful they’ll experience lots of pain during the removal process. This is not exactly true. While some people have a higher pain tolerance than others, the process is much less painful than waxing, threading or electrolysis. Specialists like to compare the feeling of laser hair removal to rubber bands snapping against your skin. While it sounds harsh, the process is quick with little to no pain. 
 
Keep in mind, some areas are more sensitive than others. Each session usually lasts for a few minutes. Afterwards, you can apply aloe or some other calming lotion to the reddened area. Soon, you won’t even recall the pain and will be ready for your next appointment. 
 
Is my skin too dark or my hair too light?
No. The laser doesn’t penetrate the skin deep enough to change the pigment of your skin. It only reaches to the hair follicle so there’s no room for the laser to negatively affect your body. Additionally, it works well on all skin types. It’s recommended that you wear sunscreen and avoid sun exposure before the procedure, but sun protection is a general good rule of thumb. 
 
Now that you know that lasers will not destroy you, let's look at the benefits. Shall we?
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The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

It Prevents Ingrown Hairs
This is reason enough. Haven’t we all dealt with the post-shave regret when you look down and lo and behold, it’s another small red mountain bump of shame? You go through your day, but in the back of your mind all you can think about is that bump. The mountain bump you could ski off of. And you love skiing, but not these bumps. But guess what? There will be no more bumps in the road, because you realize laser hair removal is your ultimate smoother outer. It’s a soft landing from here on out. 
 
If you’re prone to ingrowns, laser hair removal is a great option. By destroying the hair at the root, the hair can’t grow back or curl back into the body, thus developing an ingrown. The heat takes care of it all. 
 
It’s A Long Term Solution 
One of the best long-term solutions around, most people expect to never need to come back except for a touch-up in a few years from receiving their first sessions. Because it lasts for years, you’ll save so much money in the long run from other hair removal procedures like waxing, shaving, or tweezing. If you’re tired of spending money on waxing, shaving and tweezing, laser hair removal could be a cost-effective solution for you. 
 
It’s Quick And More Comfortable Than Other Methods
It’s the fastest way to get rid of unwanted hair from any part of your body. Within one session you’ll be able to be in and out within 10-20 minutes. It’s that fast. The smaller the treatment area, the less time it takes under the laser. 
 
It’s a lot less painful than people think. If you think of a rubber band snapping against your skin, that’s how it feels. While it may be uncomfortable for a few moments, people can endure it for the few minutes it takes. Work with your technician to stop and go as you please. There’s no rush. If you need a few moments to breathe, they will accommodate you. 
 
If you’re tired of ingrowns, spending countless hours picking and waxing and shaving, wasting money every month, laser hair removal may be a good option for you. 
 

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