Laser hair removal is a treatment that has not been available for nearly 2 decades but still seems like a “new concept” to a lot of women and men. After giving consultations on laser hair removal at our Orlando medical spa Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center I have found that there are many additional benefits to laser hair removal that many people still don’t know about. Here are laser hair removal benefits that I think everyone should be aware of and not just the obvious of shaving less.
Top laser hair removal benefits you didn’t think about:
#1 Laser Hair Removal will eliminate ingrown hairs (folliculitis) on any area of the body.
Folliculitis occurs when hair follicles get trapped and become infected. Laser hair removal thins out the hair by destroying fully developed hair follicles by 15-25% each treatment. This means that the ingrown hairs should stop occurring within 1-3 treatments of laser hair removal. This is extremely beneficial for darker skin types with thick coarse or curly hair that are more prone to ingrown hairs and folliculitis.
#2 Laser hair removal can lessen hyper-pigmentation (excess pigmented spots) scarring caused by ingrown hairs.
Laser hair removal looks for pigment in the hair follicle to destroy the follicles. However, if there is excess pigmentation (hyper-pigmentation) on the area treated that was caused from ingrowns it will absorb the laser light and be destroyed. So this is a huge benefit people don’t realize.
#3 The time you will save.
Laser hair removal will give you back time to do more important things. A recent survey said the average time a woman spends shaving her legs over a lifetime is 72 days! Not to mention the time women spend driving to the waxing center and having a way every month for 50 years. Laser hair removal is about a 6-9 month commitment out of a lifetime.