Today the Force is With You!

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko

Sometimes, when talking about beauty and skin care and conditions and treatments and on and on, there are subjects that are very difficult to discuss. Sometimes those subjects are of great importance; often, of great concern.

Unwanted body hair, for women and men, is one of those subjects. So – let’s talk.

For women, the unwanted hair is usually facial; for men, it might be hair on their backs or ears or even an over-abundance of chest or arm hair. Everyone reacts differently to their perception of what’s “normal” and what is not. But one thing that is common to all, is the embarrassment, shyness and downright distress that unwelcome hair growth causes. To everyone. Perceived or real.

While there are no absolute causes for this condition, in addition to heredity, there are some factors that do play a pivotal part. Androgens, the male hormones that become active at puberty are one of the primary triggers of unwanted hair.

Medications, like some birth control, migraine headache, high blood pressure and steroid pills might also activate the growth.

But regardless of the cause, the good news is that there are many treatments to alleviate or eliminate the unwanted hair. Shaving, depilatories, waxing and electrolysis are the old staple treatments. Some are daily, some messy, some have uneven results and some are simply unacceptable.

Today, Laser Hair Removal is the most high tech, state-of-the-art, “I’m serious about this,” permanent hair removal process available. In the most “serious about beauty” cities in America –  L.A. and Beverly Hills. And when it comes to the play-off between electrolysis and laser hair removal, according to both the practitioner and the patient, the laser wins. Hands down.

For covering larger areas; for fewer treatments resulting in less cost; for less discomfort; for less procedure time, laser hair removal offers all the benefits you desire.

So how, exactly, does the laser process work? As the name implies, a high-intensity beam of light and a steady level of heat is focused on the hair follicle. The hair is destroyed, at its root. Immediately, a corresponding cooling process is also administered to minimize the discomfort, curtail side effects and prevent the laser from affecting the surrounding skin, as well.

A bit more tech than you needed to know? Perhaps. But not a bit less remarkable in its results. There’s a reason important things are done “laser fast” and we “focus like a laser” when precision really counts. Indeed. There’s a reason the laser has become the process of choice in swift, precise hair removal. It works.