Why Laser Hair Removal Should Be On Your Gift ListPosted on December 7, 2009 | by Boston Plastic Surgery
This holiday season, instead of getting something, why not try getting rid of something?
Yes ladies, it may be time to remove that “peach fuzz” from your face. We don’t know where it comes from. It just seems to appear. We wake up one morning, look in the mirror and realize that our peaches-and-cream-complexion had morphed into what looked like the peach itself – complete with a fine layer of fuzzy hair covering it.
Once you’re aware of it, on your face, you start paying more attention and notice that a lot of women have excess hair on their faces, especially as we get older. Another small indignity of aging, right? The hair on our head and brows thins over time and in return we get more … facial hair.
What choices do we have for getting rid of unwanted facial hair?
- We can shave it off, but obviously that’s only going to work for a day or so at a time before we have to do it again. If you shave the hair on your legs, under your arms, and on your face every other day or so you can easily spend 75 to 100 hours a year just shaving.
- Cream hair removal products can be found in the drugstore, but they’re also temporary and tend to have an unpleasant smell. Of course, it has to be done over and over and over ….
- You’ve probably even seen women who dye their facial hair, but this is clearly not a reasonable solution. The color seldom looks natural and it grows out and has to be colored again and again.
- Electrolysis is another option, but this is one-hair-at-a-time removal and it’s a time consuming, somewhat painful process.
- Waxing is a viable option, as hairs can be removed from under the skin’s surface giving you weeks of bare skin before it must be repeated.
Then there’s laser hair removal. The good news is that advanced laser hair removal systems can now treat lighter hair, such as the strays that show up on our checks, necks and chins or around our eyes. Several laser treatments will be needed to account for the varying growth cycles of facial hair, but once the treatments are over you will have smooth skin once again, and time to spare.
Laser hair removal is a relatively painless since a topical anesthetic can be smoothed on ahead of time. And the trade-off for a short time spent in mild discomfort is certainly offset by the convenience of not having to shave and the beauty of soft, smooth skin.
Plus, you’ll save 75 or 100 hours of your time by not having to shave. Not to mention saving money on shaving gel, razor blades and soothing lotions. It’s far better to have the peach fuzz off your face and leave it to the actual peaches where they belong.