Can Laser Hair Removal Free Me from Ever Having to Shave or Wax Again?

May 02, 2023
Can Laser Hair Removal Free Me from Ever Having to Shave or Wax Again?
Laser treatments are a popular choice for removing unwanted hair and have many advantages over other methods like waxing and shaving. But how long does it last, and can it prevent me from needing to do either ever again?

Finding ways to remove hair has been a part of our lives for a lot longer than we think. From prehistoric times, we’ve been finding ways to eliminate unwanted hair. Whether it was makeshift razors of shells and flint, sharpened stone, copper, or bronze, we found a way to get rid of hair we didn’t like or need.

And the struggle to be clean-shaven or otherwise hairless continues well into the modern day, with razors, depilatories, waxing, and a wide variety of other methods still being used by millions. 

But if you’re looking to see hair permanently gone from a part of your body, the challenge is more difficult, and you need to figure out whether traditional methods can help you achieve your goals or if you need to pursue newer techniques like laser hair removal

Residents of Denver, Colorado, Chicago, Illinois, San Diego, California, or Tampa, Florida, who are interested in hair removal options, can find help from the experienced team at Ice Cave Body Sculpting.

To learn which methods can help you get rid of unwanted hair for good, let’s look at how laser treatments work, if there are advantages over other methods, and which method works the longest.

How laser hair removal works

Laser hair removal uses focused light to destroy hair follicles under your skin and generates enough heat to inhibit hair growth from recurring. This method is frequently used on your chin, upper lip, armpits, and bikini line, but can be used on almost every part of your body except tattooed areas, eyelids, or around your eyes. 

To remove your unwanted hair, we use broadband laser (BBL™) therapy (specifically the ForeverBare® Broadband Light), which is also referred to as a photofacial and can be used to treat a number of conditions that affect your skin as well. This method uses a broad spectrum of light wavelengths to target deep layers of skin, eliminate follicles, and help damaged skin.

Advantages of laser hair removal over other methods

The main problem with many common methods of hair removal is they only affect the surface of your skin or don’t go deep enough to get at hair roots to prevent future growth. 

Shaving and chemical depilatories are fine to get rid of visible hair, tweezing and waxing pull hair from the root but it still grows back, and prescription creams slow hair growth but don’t stop it completely. None of these methods last for longer than a couple of months at most.

Laser treatments to remove hair offer long-term solutions designed to convert light energy to heat and destroy the follicles where hair forms, making it harder for hair to grow back. BBL therapy can penetrate deeper than other methods to get results.

Length of time laser hair removal is effective

Because of how it targets hair at its roots, laser hair removal can last for months or, in some cases, years after treatment. No treatment for removing hair works permanently, but because your follicles are being targeted in each session, hair growing back in the treated areas will appear thinner, lighter, and less noticeable. 

Multiple sessions will be necessary for the best results, and maintenance sessions can reduce the growth of hair once it starts coming back.

Regular laser hair removal sessions can keep you from dealing with shaving, waxing, or other treatments to get rid of unwanted hair. If you’re ready to see what BBL therapy can do for you, make an appointment with the team at Ice Cave Body Sculpting today. Call our location closest to you or book a visit online today.