As this year winds down, you’re probably already thinking ahead. New Year’s is a great time for self-improvement, a fresh start, and trying new things — and you can do all three by switching up your hair removal routine.
Dr. Nirav Naik and our team at New Life Aesthetics want to help you revolutionize your cosmetic routines, especially when it comes to hair removal. With our advanced laser hair removal treatments, you can leave your razor in 2020 and head into the new year with smoother skin. Here’s everything you need to know.
What’s wrong with shaving?
You’ve been shaving since you were a preteen, and it seems like a newer, better razor or shaving product out every few months. While it’s easy to stick with what you know, there are a few key reasons we think you should retire your razor.
Right after you shave, your skin feels soft and smooth. However, over the next few days — or sometimes even within a few hours — painful, irritating bumps and rashes can break out on your skin, especially in sensitive areas like your bikini zone.
Razor burn is not only uncomfortable and unsightly, but dragging your razor across those bumps makes consecutive shaves unbearable.
You likely can’t go more than a few days after shaving without feeling scratchy stubble. To get the most out of shaving, you have to be vigilant and spend what should be a relaxing time in the shower grooming your body hair.
Because the blades in your razors don’t go below the surface of your skin, the hair is simply cut short, leaving it to grow back again in a matter of days.
A closer look at laser hair removal
You can keep shaving for the rest of your life and deal with the frustrating razor burn, or you can up your hair removal game with laser hair removal. Dr. Naik and our team believe that laser hair removal is the solution to your unwanted body hair. Here are just a few of the reasons we love it so much.
Unlike shaving, which merely cuts your hairs, laser hair removal goes deep into the follicles, destroying your hair at the root. We use the innovative Icon®️ aesthetic laser system to zap your hair away.
The laser targets the pigment in your hair and converts it to heat. The heat damages the follicle where your hair grows, which reduces or eliminates future growth.
With shaving, you have to pull out your razor once or twice every week. With laser hair removal, you only need around six sessions 4-6 weeks apart to get the results you want. You could be virtually hair-free by next summer if you start now.
Sometimes, the razor burn lasts longer than your smoother skin. Laser hair removal typically only causes slight redness after your treatments, and these side effects are mild and go away quickly.
The process itself is virtually painless as well. Where a razor causes nicks and cuts, our laser hair removal only causes you to feel a warming or snapping sensation.
The Icon system has a built-in cooling feature, so you can rest assured that any discomfort you feel will be far outlived by your results. We also offer ice before and after your session as well as topical numbing cream to keep you completely comfortable.
Yes, laser hair removal allows you to give up shaving for good. To find out if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal, contact our Bakersfield, California, office at 661-230-8306.