Many luxury beauty treatments are life-changing and promise an easier way to get ready in the morning. From lash extensions and permanent makeup to microblading and chemical peels, these treatments can save you precious time and money, giving you an “I woke up like this” feeling. But the ultimate way to a fuss-free routine involves a new favorite treatment—laser hair removal.
We talked to Houston’s laser hair removal experts at Milan Laser Hair Removal to learn more about laser hair removal treatments. Read on to learn the top five reasons laser hair removal is one beauty treatment that’s worth the cost.
1. It saves you time.
Hate shaving and waxing? We all do. No one enjoys spending that extra time in the shower shaving their legs and planning their shaving routine around wearing a swimsuit or shorts. The average person spends about 39 hours a year shaving. And with waxing, you have to make a salon appointment each month and take time out of your day for something that gives you temporary results. We can think of better ways to spend that time.
With laser hair removal, you can get those hours back. That’s because laser hair removal produces permanent results when done properly. A laser pulse is delivered directly to the hair follicle during the process, targeting the pigment in the hair. The heat from the laser destroys the follicle, and hair can never grow again—ever. The average Milan Laser client is 95%+ hair-free in their treated areas within seven to 10 treatments. Permanent results mean never wasting time on outdated hair removal methods again.
2. It saves you money.
In addition to wasting time on shaving and waxing, you’re also wasting money. Some may not think of laser hair removal as being cost-effective, but it 100% is. About $3,800 is spent over a lifetime on shaving essentials. For waxing appointments at salons, you’re looking at $24,000 over a lifetime. The money spent on waxing appointments, replacing razors, or buying shaving cream becomes cyclical and costs more in the end. Laser hair removal is an investment rather than an expense.
To get the best value for your money, take advantage of places that offer payment plans. For instance, Milan Laser offers no-interest, affordable laser hair removal payment plans that can be as low as $29 a month. And because our bodies are unpredictable, hormone changes, age, and genetics can affect hair growth. New follicles can become active, and new hair can grow, which is where touch-up fees come into play. To guarantee lifetime results, some places offer unlimited laser hair removal packages, like Milan Laser. If you choose one of these laser hair removal providers, you’ll never have to worry about touch-up fees or other surprise costs.
3. It’s not painful.
It’s easy to understand why some think a laser coming into contact with your skin is painful. But think about how painful waxing is—those who wax monthly might be used to the feeling of hair ripping away from the skin, but why would you want to be? And when you accidentally nick yourself shaving? Ouch!
Most people say laser hair removal feels like the sting of a rubber band snapping against the skin, but only for a millisecond—the time it takes for the laser to zap your hair. Lasers such as the Candela GentleMax Pro used at Milan Laser have built-in comfort features. Some less sophisticated, outdated lasers use numbing creams, messy gels, or chilled air that’s blown on the treatment area. On the other hand, the Candela uses a cooling cryogen mist released immediately after each laser pulse to reduce any potential discomfort and provide you with the most comfortable laser hair removal treatments.
4. It’s easy.
Because laser hair removal is becoming more mainstream, it’s easier than ever to find laser hair removal providers. For the best results and experience, you’ll want to use a provider with medical oversight that has highly trained medical professionals operating the lasers such as Milan Laser.
If you choose a provider who specializes in laser hair removal, like Milan Laser, you’re likely to enjoy quick, easy treatments. These treatments can usually be done over a lunch break, on weekends, or after work to fit your busy schedule. Best of all, there’s no downtime with laser hair removal treatments, unlike painful waxing appointments—you’re in and out and can go on with the rest of your day!
5. It’s for everyone!
Contrary to popular beliefs, laser hair removal is not just for a certain age, gender, or skin tone. Men have unwanted hair too, and men’s laser hair removal is becoming more common. The most popular body areas where men get laser hair removal are their backs, face, chest, and shoulders, just to name a few.
Laser hair removal also works for all skin tones when performed correctly. However, not all places that offer laser hair removal services can safely treat every skin tone, so do your research and find a laser hair removal provider with the proper technologies to treat the entire skin tone spectrum. For instance, Milan Laser’s Candela GentleMax Pro includes two lasers— the Nd: YAG for darker skin and the Alexandrite for lighter skin tones. Because of this, places like Milan Laser can create a customized treatment plan for a client’s exact hair type and skin tone.
Ready to never shave again and be able to don shorts or a swimsuit at a moment's notice? Give Milan Laser a call at 833-NO-RAZOR or go in for a free consultation. Visit with a local laser hair removal expert at any of Milan Laser’s Houston locations conveniently located in Richmond and Spring.
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