Body hair is a natural part of the human body, however some people choose to remove it and want to do anything and everything in order to get rid of it. There are many ways to go about removing body hair; traditional methods such as shaving or waxing, can be pretty affordable for most individuals, but over time this can cause your skin to feel rough and dry. Moreover, the hair can reappear very quickly, so it can become a vicious cycle! Others may opt for hair removal cream, but this again can cause hair to grow back fast, which is no good if you want a more permanent solution to hair removal. The good news is that with the development in technology, highly effective ways to permanently remove body hair have been introduced – one of these is laser hair removal, and it has seen a huge surge of male users aswell!
What is laser hair removal and how does it work?
With growing popularity, laser hair removal is a modernised way of permanently removing unwanted hair after a few laser sessions. It also extends the period of time for hair to regrow, so you do not constantly have to use your time and money to remove them when compared to using traditional methods, such as a razors or hair removal cream. Laser hair removal is also ideal for those with sensitive skin or allergies which may prevent them from using traditional hair removal methods. This is because laser hair removal simply emits a light which is converted to heat in order to burn and destroy hair follicles (the root cause of hair production). The heat damage causes a delay in hair regrowth, and after a few sessions, can completely stop it from growing again – total win-win situation, right? Plus, it’s not even painful; it’s compared to a rubber band snapping lightly against your skin. Here are a few other benefits to laser hair removal:
It saves money in the long term
Let’s be honest, razors, wax strips and hair removal creams may seem cheaper compared to a session of laser hair removal (I mean, a £1 packet of the cheapest razors can be pretty tempting!) but, in the long term costs can quickly add up – the average man spends £373 per annum on hair removal! When compared to laser hair removal, this is less than the cost of a full body session, which means that you’ll be spending a smaller amount of money for more permanent results, so you’ll have more time to focus on other matters. Plus, let’s also consider the environmental impact of traditional hair removal methods; around 2 billion disposable razors are thrown away in landfill sites or left to pollute our oceans each year whilst strip waxing contributes to a lot of paper and plastic waste. Furthermore, hair removal cream is made from a long list of chemicals which ultimately end up in our bodies and drain into the oceans!
It encourages hygiene
Can you believe that research has suggested that us men are dirtier than our female counterparts? Come on lads, we really need to change this! Laser hair removal is a brilliant method of removing body hair for a longer period of time, and the best thing is that you don’t need any sort of special aftercare – once the session is over with, you can carry on with your day to day life! If you’re regularly hitting the gym or have an active lifestyle, then laser hair removal can also reduce body odour as sweat won’t accumulate in body hair; one less thing to worry about, am I right?
It prevents those pesky ingrown hairs
Have you ever experienced ingrown hairs? Yeah, those red, raised itchy spots with hair trapped underneath the skin after hair removal at home – they can get a little annoying and sometimes even infected! The good news is that laser hair removal prevents ingrown hairs and other skin issues associated with traditional hair removal methods, such as dryness and acne.
If you’re still in two minds about whether you should invest your hard earned money into laser hair removal, there’s plenty of positive articles on the net when compared to the disadvantages of traditional hair removal methods, so be sure to check them out!
Until next time.