Ditch the Razor with Laser Hair Removal

Ditch the Razor with Laser Hair Removal | Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos

Ditch the Razor with Laser Hair Removal

According to the Huffington Post, women spend 72 days shaving their legs in their lifetime for a whopping 1,728 hours—and that’s just their legs! Refined MD offers the latest technology in laser hair removal because nobody has time for that kind of tedious task. Shaving is also rated as a woman’s most-hated beauty routine, as 35 percent of survey respondents said they dread shaving their legs more than doing their hair or tweezing their brows.

Men also waste days of their life shaving their face and neck—45 days to be exact. They don’t come close to competing with women in this contest, likely because they don’t shave as often as women. However, that’s still 1,092 hours of the average man’s life that he’ll never get back.

Both men and woman also often shave other parts of their body including armpits and bikini areas. Men in particular may also shave their chest and back. Some women are also committed to shaving their arms and even their face as a homemade Dermaplaning attempt. All of this shaving can and should be avoided. After all, the cost of shaving is getting higher and higher.

There’s a reason razor blades are often under lock and key at grocery stores and supermarkets. New cartridges can cost well over $20, and few people actually toss their cartridges when they should. This leads to nicks, scrapes, and having to re-shave areas thanks to a costly but dull razor. If you opt for an electric razor, the price can be astronomical. When it comes down to it, the cost of laser hair removal is much lower than the lifetime cost of shaving supplies.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal has been around in some iteration for several years. However, the latest technologies have made it more comfortable and effective than ever before. Laser hair removal works by using a concentrated light or laser beam to dramatically minimize unwanted hair. The melanin of the hair absorbs the light during a treatment and that light is then converted to heat that damages the hair follicles in a controlled manner. Damaged follicles mean less hair growth and in some cases no hair growth.

You can expect the results of laser hair removal to last for long periods, but multiple treatments are recommended for first-timers. After you’ve established minimal hair growth, maintenance sessions are recommended for stubborn areas. Still, even after the first few sessions, you’ll see a big decrease in hair growth.

The exact laser for you will depend on your hair color and your skin. Those with fair skin and dark hair are prime candidates for laser hair removal, but there’s a laser that can help with virtually any skin tone and hair color. Choosing the right dermatology office will make a big difference in your results and satisfaction.

Prior to treatment, a full medical and medication history will be taken and your skin will be observed for any scarring or disorders. It’s important to avoid direct sun exposure or skin lightening treatments prior to laser hair removal. Avoid any other type of hair removal method for a month before treatment because it’s important that the laser can actually target the visible hair (a baby-smooth pair of legs isn’t going to respond well to laser hair removal treatment).

Most clients need between two and six treatments per target area to achieve the results they want. The goal for most clients is to stop shaving entirely, and that’s often achievable. Laser hair removal can be performed on any part of the body from the face to the toes. The majority of clients quickly fall in love with the procedure and are amazed by just how much time (and money) they save when shaving is taken out of the equation.

To get started on your hair removal process, schedule your consultation today. Oh, and for women who shave their face in the shower, you might want to ask about combining laser hair removal with a proper Dermaplaning or Dermalinfusion session—it’s a world of difference. Contact Refined MD at (408) 688-2082 today and kiss your razor goodbye in 2020.



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