Zapping the Hair Away

kim-kardashianSometimes tweezing and shaving your annoying spots of hair growth can not only be an inconvenience, it can be downright ineffective. That’s why so many folks resort to waxing, but even that can be like trading one form of torture for another. You might be the perfect candidate for trying laser hair removal. Don’t worry, the lasers aren’t from Star Trek, they are completely safe and will not give you cancer. Also, the precision of using lasers far outweighs any other removal method.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

To continue off that last point, lasers target only dark, coarse hairs, this is achieve through special energized beams of light that only interacts within ascertain spectrum. If it sounds complicated, well, it is, and it should only be administered by a licensed professional; always check the credentials. Probably one of the biggest perks of using a laser to remove unwanted hair is the fact that the majority of patients can either a) stop getting treatments completely after a couple sessions or b) only require them once or twice a year.

Getting it done

When getting ready for your first procedure, you will be asked to refrain from doing any sort of landscaping, so that your hair’s roots are fully exposed for the laser. Protecting your skin from sun burn or any skin damage is also key as this increases the likelihood for complications and further damage.

The operator will test a small spot first, to make sure you don’t have any bad reactions and to calibrate the laser itself. Hair removal on a big surface area, like your legs, can average about an hour long, so be prepared to sit or lay in one spot for a long time.

After the removal process is complete, you’ll get some advice on managing any discomfort or redness that is common with laser hair removal. Aloe Vera creams, cold compresses, and keeping any possible abrasions or irritations at a minimal is the best way to heal fast. It will be very similar to having sunburn, usually a very mild one. Some people may experience blisters, swelling, and temporary scaring/changes in color. These cases are rare and are more common with people who already have dark-tanned skin.

So, if you’re still interested in zapping that hair away, you could start looking at some Ottawa Esthetician prices. The average cost for laser hair removal in Ottawa is going to be around $200-300 dollars, and that price will still depend on the size of the area that needs removal. Remember, laser hair removal is most effective in multiple treatments, so be prepared to invest the time and money if you want the best results.


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