Did you know that the average woman spends 2 hours and 12 minutes shaving each month? That’s over a day a year!

If you’re keen to save time in the shower, as well as avoid the risk of cuts and nicks, you may consider more permanent hair removal methods like waxing. Waxing lasts a lot longer than shaving but comes with its own disadvantages; namely ingrowing hairs as well as your legs and bikini area looking like a freshly plucked chicken!

If you’re looking for an alternative to waxing or shaving, laser hair removal may be perfect for you! It works using a concentrated beam of light to heat up and destroy the hair follicle over several sessions. Over time, hair starts to shed until it no longer grows back.

Are you interested in smoother, softer skin? Here are five of our top reasons why laser hair removal is the way forward!


1. Laser hair removal can be carried out anywhere on your body

Laser hair removal can be done on almost any part of your body, from your legs, armpits and bikini area, through to your face and arms. In fact, the only place we wouldn’t recommend it is around your eyes.

Just remember to avoid the sun and heat for at least 24 hours after a session as your skin will be super sensitive for a little while.


2. Laser hair removal can help with bumps and lumps

Laser hair removal can actually help if you suffer from the terror of ingrown hairs, as the laser treatment encourages hairs to grow back straight. Ingrown hairs happen when the hair grows back into the skin, causing those red and itchy lumps and bumps that we all hate.

Say hello to smoother, calmer skin with laser hair removal!


3. Laser hair removal can help eliminate hairs for good

When you shave or wax, the hair eventually grows back. Although laser hair removal doesn’t get rid of all of your hair, it gets rid of about 90% of it, as it works by heating hair follicles to the point that hair can no longer grow for a very long time. The hair that does grow back will be much finer and softer.


4. Laser hair removal is ideal for everyone

Laser hair removal is suitable for women and men and can be carried out no matter your skin tone or hair colour.

It’s especially great on dark, coarse hair and is suitable for those who suffer from conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which increased hair growth is a symptom of.


5. Laser hair removal can be carried out on large areas at a time

If you pluck or use electrolysis, you can only remove hair from a small area at a time. With laser hair removal you can treat large areas, for example, a whole leg or arm, at a time. Conversely, a small area like your lip or chin can be treated with lasers in a matter of minutes!

If you need to know more about laser hair removal treatment at Sherwood park, book your appointment now.