Reflections for laser hair removal.
Reflections for laser hair removal.

Unwanted body or facial hair can be a pain – literally – and also a time-consuming process for some women. Adding to the hassle is the fact that few hair removal techniques can be used on all parts of the body. As a result, ladies may want educate themselves about the many ways to obtain smooth skin to find the most appropriate method for them.

Shaving is inexpensive, fast and can provide great results for women with fine body hair. However, it can also cause stubble, ingrown hairs and razor burn, especially for those with coarse or thick patches. Additionally, hair grows back quickly after a shave, so it’s a process that needs to be repeated several times weekly. In order to obtain the best results, you should shave after a shower or bath, when hair and skin is soft and lubricated. Using a shave gel or lotion, sweep the razor evenly against the direction of the growth.

Tweezing works well in small areas like the eyebrows, upper lip or chin. The drawback is that it can be painful and leave behind redness and swelling. While this technique does provide longer lasting results than shaving, that means that you may also be walking around with botched eyebrows if you make a wrong move. Using a pair of good quality tweezers, pluck one hair at a time from the base of the strand.

If your pain tolerance is high, waxing or sugaring may be a good option. These procedures involve smearing a sticky substance over a large portion of the body, then ripping out hundreds of follicles in one fell swoop. Results last much longer than that obtained from shaving, but waxing or sugaring often requires you to grow your hair out, which may present challenges if you like to regularly don skirts and tank tops.

Laser hair removal is a semi-permanent method of hair removal that provides smooth results on any part of the body. Moreover, you can talk to your accredited professional about how to tailor your hair removal process to your skin and hair type. Depending on the thickness of the hair, a laser removal procedure may require a few sessions, each lasting about 30 minutes. By choosing an experienced facility, you can be sure that you will get the best, long-lasting results, whether your desire is perfectly sculpted eyebrows, fuzz-free underarms or silky smooth legs.

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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