Have you ever thought, ‘I just can’t wait to shave again’ or ‘I’m so excited to try and cram this waxing appointment into my packed schedule’? Of course, you haven’t—no one has!
It’s just part of the never-ending and expensive routine that you’ve become accustomed to in order to get smooth, hair-free skin. Well, that is until the razor burn or ingrown hairs show up a few hours later… or when the hair inevitably grows back a few days later.
If you’ve ever been frustrated with your shaving routine or had to deal with squeezing in a last-minute wax only to have to do the waxing waddle for days afterward, then chances are you’ve probably thought about laser hair removal at least once or twice.
So, why haven’t you ditched the wax and tossed out the razor to embrace the laser? It’s probably because somewhere along the way you’ve read or heard some common misconceptions about laser hair removal, which is not surprising since there is a lot of misleading, outdated, or just plain wrong information out there about laser hair removal.
That’s why we’ve consulted with the laser hair removal experts at Milan Laser to get the truth about laser hair removal.
Here are the top three reasons why laser hair removal is for everyone according to the experts.
Reason #1: Everyone Can Be TreatedWe know what you’re thinking—but I thought that laser hair removal only worked for certain skin tones and hair colors. And possibly for our male readers, isn’t it something that only women do. It’s myths like these that have so many people clinging to outdated hair removal methods like shaving and waxing.
Now, no one really knows where the myth that it’s only for women came from, but it’s definitely a myth. A lot of men get laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair with the chest, stomach, back, and neckline, being the most popular body areas for men to have treated.
As for the misconception that it’s only for people with certain skin tones or hair colors, that might have been true when the FDA first approved laser hair removal back in the late ‘90s, but a lot has changed since then.
Advances in technology have made 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 color of each client.
Unfortunately, one aspect of this misconception that is true is that laser hair removal does not work on white hair or “peach fuzz”. This should not be confused with blonde hair though, which is usually treatable.
Reason #2: Permanent ResultsAnyone, and everyone, who shaves, plucks, sugars, or waxes wants to have smooth, hair-free skin. Otherwise, why would you go through the hassles of a hair removal routine at all? Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how often that you shave or how good you are at sticking to your waxing schedule—with any of these outdated hair removal methods, you’ll only ever get temporary results. The hair will always grow back and these methods come with all sorts of negative side-effects like ingrown hairs, razor burn, razor nicks, or even wax burns.
The good news is that when done properly, each laser hair removal treatment will provide you with permanent results. 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. Plus, because the hair is removed without damaging your skin there’s no skin irritation to mar your smooth skin.
That being said, new hair follicles can become active for a variety of reasons such as pregnancy, menopause, age, or simply 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 as we do at Milan.
Reason #3: AffordabilityWhen you compare the bottomless pit expenses of shaving and waxing to the cost of laser hair removal, you’ll actually end up saving money with the permanent results that you can get with laser hair removal.
For example, a monthly leg waxing appointment alone can cost more than $15,000 in a lifetime. But shaving is less expensive, right? Probably not. If you spend an average of $30 a month on shaving supplies—which is easy to do between shaving cream and those expensive razors—then you’ll probably spend about $18,000 on your shaving routine during your lifetime.
When you compare those expenses 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, some places offer payment plans to help make it more affordable. For instance, Milan offers some great specials as well as no-interest laser hair removal payment plans with payments that can be as low as $29 a month.
This is by no means all of the reasons why you should trade your shaving and waxing routine for laser hair removal, but hopefully, it helps you better understand why laser hair removal really is for everyone.
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 Detroit laser hair removal locations, which are conveniently located in Sterling Heights and Novi off W 12 Mile Rd.
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