San Antonio is a beautiful place that can sometimes get pretty hot. Shorts, dresses, swimsuits, and other cool clothing are required. For women, this often means that they need to shave certain areas of their body in order to feel comfortable wearing certain types of clothes. Yet shaving can become taxing and time consuming. Not to mention, you can also cut yourself with your razor and potentially develop an infection. You need an easy method of hair removal. Here in San Antonio, that solution can be found in laser hair removal. You are warmly invited to learn more about this treatment and how it can help you.
The Laser Difference
There are many reasons why you might want to choose laser hair removal over other hair removal treatments. Let’s first examine why you would want to choose laser services over traditional shaving. When you use a razor, you’re subject to potentially cutting your own skin. As anyone who has cut themselves shaving knows, that’s an extremely uncomfortable situation. The discomfort continues, too. You may still have irritation the next day when you go to shave again. You might not even be able to wear deodorant due to the intense discomfort you receive when applying it over a cut. Clothes can also brush up against the cut and cause discomfort. While you can always apply a bandage, certain areas aren’t exactly the best at bandaging.
Then there’s the fact that razors wear down over time. You can always attempt to sharpen the blades again. Yet, at some point, you’re going to need to replace the razor. While razor heads can sometimes be cheap, by and large, they’re actually a pricey option. This is especially true for ladies who shave a lot and wear down their razor quickly. You could be spending a lot of money on your shaving needs without even realizing it. Shaving gel and other shaving equipment and materials should also be added to this cost. This is an expenditure that you pay every year for the rest of your life.
Finally, there’s the sanitary issue to consider when it comes to razors. Think about it; you’re dragging a razor over your skin. It’s collecting dead skin cells, trapping bacteria, and even collecting pus on its blades. That doesn’t always go away with a quick rinse under the faucet. Instead, it collects and collects along with the matted hair in the razor. Yet you keep using it. The next time you cut yourself, that bacteria can enter into the cut. You might find yourself ill. It’s better to ditch the razor.
Another popular hair removal treatment is waxing. This describes the process of going to a clinic where wax is applied to your skin. Then a bandage is placed over the wax to keep it there. After a few minutes, those bandages and the wax is ripped straight from the body. The whole goal is to literally rip the hair from your body. That doesn’t exactly sound like the most peaceful and relaxing treatment. The discomfort can even last for a few days. You’ll also likely find that your skin is bright red for several hours afterward. You can’t exactly head right to a social function with bright red eyebrows or legs.
Waxing isn’t a fun time. In fact, it could be considered a form of torture. A far gentler solution is laser hair removal in San Antonio. This procedure essentially allows you to sit back and relax while a laser reduces hair from unwanted areas. All it takes is a series of quick treatments over a period of time. Then you really only have to do it again as needed. Otherwise, you don’t have to worry about unwanted hair showing up again.
If you’ve wisely chosen to throw out the razor and stop torturing yourself with waxing, then you’re most likely ready for a laser hair removal treatment. Before you go, however, there are a few ways to prepare for your procedure. The first is typically to shave before the treatment. Laser hair removal can be performed on hair that is grown out, but this is not ideal. It works far more effectively when the hair is shaved down to the skin. The laser can easily access the follicle and destroy it.
Another aspect to consider is the lack of makeup you’ll need to wear. If you’re having laser hair removal performed on your face, then you need to go sans makeup. This is because it can actually mess with the laser itself. Laser hair removal works by being attracted to certain pigments in the skin. Wearing makeup can throw off the laser. It might miss a follicle or aim for an inactive follicle. So, if you’re thinking about having this treatment performed on your face, then you should set aside the foundation for the day.
Another way to prepare for your appointment is to refrain from scheduling time at the gym or at a sauna after the appointment is over. Laser hair removal involves thermal energy. If you choose to go to the gym, the sauna, or even the beach after the procedure is over, you can heat up the skin further. This can cause unnecessary issues that could have been avoided. Instead, just plan on staying indoors after the procedure is finished.
When it comes to the procedure itself, you’ll likely find it to be quite fast and simple. It’s performed in the comfort of our office. While resting comfortably, the device will be placed over the skin while the professional targets the unwanted hair in the treatment area.
You typically don’t feel much, if any, discomfort. This is because the laser is non-invasive. Since it’s using light energy, the light is able to penetrate the skin without causing any damage. It’s aimed right at the follicle, which it then damages to the point where the cell is unable to produce hair there any longer.
There are a ton of different lasers currently being used by professionals for laser hair removal. Regardless of the system used, most professionals do suggest planning on holding off on any tanning if you intend to have a procedure performed. This just makes the treatment a lot easier and faster overall.
The procedure itself usually takes just minutes. It may take longer if you’re planning on having multiple areas worked on in a single session. Once it’s over, you’ll be given specific instructions, and then you can be on your way.
It’s often recommended that you undergo a series of treatments. That’s because not all hair follicles are active at the same time. Because of this, the laser is unable to target them until they are active. It’s also important to remain patient. Results don’t occur immediately. They may take weeks or months to appear. However, the more treatments that you have performed, the better the results are going to be.
After the Procedure
Once the procedure is over, the professional will likely give you instructions on what you can and can’t use on your skin while it heals. Even though laser hair removal in San Antonio doesn’t have a traditional recovery period exactly, you should still listen to our professional to ensure you don’t damage your skin during this time.
You might want to use moisturizers to help your skin after the procedure. Our professional can recommend moisturizers for you to ensure they don’t injure the skin in any other way. Again, because of the delicate state of your skin, you should also avoid going for a fake tanning treatment or going out into the sun.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
For those who want to get rid of their unwanted hair, lair hair removal in San Antonio is an amazing option. It offers numerous benefits over other forms of shaving or hair removal treatments. One of the most exciting benefits is that it is designed to be a more permanent solution. While fluctuating hormones and other occurrences might cause some hair to grow back on occasion, by and large, laser hair removal gets rid of or reduces stubborn and unwanted hair permanently. You may no longer have to shave, wax, or attempt to hide your body hair again. Instead, you can enjoy smooth and silky skin all year round with minimal effort. Results do vary from patient to patient, however.
Another benefit is that it can actually help you avoid ingrown hairs. This problem can arise when the hair doesn’t grow straight and becomes trapped within the skin. Sometimes, these can hurt if they fill up with bacteria. It can also create a skin blemish that many hate to see. Laser hair removal can make ingrown hairs a thing of the past.
The treatment is also quick and easy. Shaving may seem quick, too, but you have to do it almost every day. Sometimes, you even have to do it multiple times a day because the hair grows so quickly. Waxing can provide relief for a few days, but the process is uncomfortable and not at all enjoyable. Laser hair removal provides an easy experience of effective and safe hair removal. It’s also performed quite quickly, so you can fit it in during a break from your other daily errands.
Stop Unwanted Hair Growth
How much longer must you suffer from unwanted hair? Stop shaving and harming yourself with wax, and learn more about our laser hair removal treatments at Aurora OB-GYN in San Antonio. It’s time to finally get rid of that unwanted hair and have smooth, silky skin. Contact us today to set up a consultation and get started!