Achieving smooth, hair-free skin takes time, effort, and money. Regardless of which method you prefer — shaving, waxing, tweezing, plucking, or dissolving — you’re chained to the neverending upkeep routine.
When you’re ready to ditch your painful, time-sucking regimen, call us at New Life Aesthetics in Bakersfield, California. Led by Dr. Nirav Naik, our team of experts offers a better way to eliminate unwanted body hair — the Icon® laser hair removal system. Here’s a look at how it works and where you can use it.
Why laser hair removal is better than shaving
There are many ways to get rid of unwanted hair, but lasers outshine them all. We hover a handheld device over the surface of your skin that emits rapid pulses of light.
You may feel a slight snapping sensation, but the treatment is otherwise painless and noninvasive. The light penetrates your skin and seeks the darker pigment in your hair follicles, destroying them and their ability to produce hair.
If your normal routine involves shaving, waxing, tweezing, or using depilatory creams, consider these benefits of laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is fast
Your laser hair removal session only takes a few minutes, although you may need up to six sessions spaced about a month apart to ensure we zap all of the hair follicles in the area you want treated at the right point in each hair’s three growth phases.
Laser hair removal is safe and painless
Running a sharp razor over your skin comes with inherent dangers, including cuts that harbor bacteria and infection. Tweezing and waxing rip the hair out of their follicles — an uncomfortable experience, to say the least. But even if you can tolerate the pain, why would you when a laser can eliminate the hair with minimal sensation?
Bonus: Laser hair removal also prevents ingrown hairs, a common and painful side effect of waxing and shaving.
Laser hair removal is accurate
If you’re looking for a specific brow arch or a clean bikini line, other hair-removal methods will disappoint you. The skill and experience of the New Life Aesthetics team, coupled with the precision of the Icon laser, ensure pinpoint accuracy every time.
Laser hair removal saves you money and time
Laser hair removal may seem expensive up front, but over time, you’ll save money and time. At first glance, you may think that shaving is the cheapest route to smooth skin, but let’s look at the math.
If you start shaving during adolescence — say, around age 13 — and keep shaving 3-4 times a week until you’re 50, that’s 37 years and 6,734 shaves. If you spend an average of 20 minutes in the shower shaving your legs, bikini line, and armpits, it adds up to nearly 135,000 minutes or about 2,250 hours over your lifetime.
Even if you buy inexpensive disposable razors, say $10 for a pack of 10 at the dollar store, it adds up over time. An average of two razors per week for 37 weeks comes to $3,848. And that’s before you buy shaving cream.
Waxing costs an average of $100 for a full-leg treatment (not including the bikini zone) and takes about 45 minutes per session. You need to repeat the process every 2-4 weeks, which comes to an average of $1,300 a year and $48,100 over 37 years of hair removal.
These numbers make laser hair removal the most economical and time-saving method. And it’s practically permanent, although you may need to come in for a few touch-ups as the years roll on.
Laser hair removal works everywhere
You can shave your legs, pits, and face on your own, but if you have hair in awkward places, you may need assistance.
We can laser hair that grows on your back, arms, bottom, genitals, ears, neck, hands, or feet. Anywhere you have hair, we can treat it — the only off-limits area for laser hair removal is your eyelashes.
One thing to note: Icon laser hair removal may not be as effective on very light hair. Our team may recommend electrolysis using our TempSure platform instead so you can achieve the smooth skin you want.
To find out more about laser hair removal anywhere on your body, call New Life Aesthetics at 661-230-8306 today.