When it comes to removing unwanted hair, shaving and waxing are the most common and popular options. Both deliver immediate results, with shaving being relatively painless and inexpensive. Waxing, on the other hand, makes the skin smooth and even, with finer and slower hair growth.
While there is no denying these benefits, shaving and waxing don’t deliver long-term results. They can also be more time-consuming and expensive over time, as you have to do the process all over again after days or weeks. Shaving lasts for about one to three days, while waxing lasts a little longer, three to six weeks.
What’s a good alternative?
Keeping the body free of unwanted hair is already a tedious and time-consuming job. So if you’re looking for a longer lasting alternative that can give you smooth and hair-free skin, laser hair removal is a good choice. Although it is pricier than shaving and waxing initially, it is actually a cost-effective option for the long-term.
The basics of laser hair removal
Laser hair removal uses a handheld device that emits concentrated pulses of laser light. The skin’s melanin or pigment absorbs the light, which is then converted into heat. This targets and destroys the hair follicles, inhibiting or disabling future hair growth.
Here at Cutis Laser Clinics, we have the Cutera CoolGlide Laser, which is an FDA-cleared laser technology for permanent hair reduction. This device penetrates the skin by delivering pulses of light energy, heating hundreds of hair follicles in a short amount of time.
You may also be glad to know that the Cutera CoolGlide Laser has a built-in cooling design and ability to create longer wavelengths. This makes the hair removal process safe and effective. This method also works well on all skin types, including darker skin complexions.
Why laser hair removal is a cost-effective option
1. It lets you save on continuous hair removal cost and supplies.
With laser hair removal, you’ll save on the continuous or long-term cost of buying razors and other hair removal products. You will also cut down your overall grooming time, as laser hair removal can permanently reduce the total number of your hair.
2. It is safe and doesn’t cut the skin.
When performed by a skilled and trained professional, laser hair removal delivers safe and effective results. There are also no blades or waxing involved, so your skin won’t get cut or bleed. Just be sure to go to a medical laser clinic with aesthetic doctors who are allowed to perform an optimal setting for the procedure.
3. It works on almost every part of the body.
Laser hair removal can work on different areas of the body with unwanted/excess hair. These include the arms, legs, face, and back, as well as lip, chin, underarm, and bikini areas. Both males and females can undergo laser hair removal. It works best on dark and coarse hair, but also delivers good results on fine hair.
4. Laser hair removal is effective.
This hair removal method is FDA-cleared for permanent hair reduction. While it may not completely get rid of all hairs, it can permanently reduce the total number of your hair. Laser hair removal offers long-term results with a stable reduction of hair. Just be sure to attend all sessions, about 8 to 12 treatments.
5. It is better for the environment
Most people shave with a disposable razor, which is not environmentally friendly. The same can also be said for waxing, which produces lots of unnecessary waste. Apart from the wooden applicators and cloth/paper strips, the wax itself does not decompose easily. Laser method does not involve any of this, so there is no unnecessary waste.
With laser hair removal, you can now stop waxing and shaving. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, to learn more about this method and find out if it is right for you.