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Less Shaving, More Saving: Why You Should Try Laser Hair Removal

Stubble trouble?

A woman holds up a razor in the bathroom, and she's about to place it in a wastebasket.

Stubble trouble? Kick it to the curb with laser hair removal! Here’s what you need to know before committing to going hair-free for good.

The hair-free life is the carefree life. Imagine never having to worry about shaving or scheduling a waxing appointment again. With laser hair removal, it’s a reality! By not worrying about unwanted hair, you can spend more time on what matters most. Learning a new language? Reading? Making more time for family and friends? All of these are possible when you get extra time back! 

Since these treatments affect your body, it’s crucial to get the facts about laser hair removal, the ins and outs of the treatments, and what you can expect from an expert. We spoke to Oklahoma City’s laser hair removal experts at Milan Laser Hair Removal about everything you need to know before getting laser hair removal. Trust us: you’ll wonder why it took so long to try it!

A woman touches her leg after a laser hair removal treatment.

  1. First of all, how does laser hair removal work? 

Laser hair removal literally gets to the root of the problem. A laser pulse is delivered directly to the targeted area during laser hair removal treatments, and a controlled amount of heat safely and effectively damages the follicles. Because the hair is destroyed at the source, it can never grow again. 

And guess what? Laser hair removal is for everyone! It’s not for a specific gender, age, or skin tone — laser hair removal works on all skin tones when performed properly. But not all laser hair removal providers are equal, so do your research and find one with the technologies to treat the entire skin tone spectrum. For example, Milan Laser uses the Candela GentleMax Pro, which includes two lasers — the Nd: YAG for brown to black skin and the Alexandrite for lighter skin tones. That way, places like Milan Laser can create a tailored treatment plan for a client’s hair color and skin tone.

  1. How much time and money could you save with laser hair removal?

People get in the habit of shaving every morning and going to waxing appointments, but they don’t sit and do the math on what’s thrown away on temporary results. The average person who shaves their underarms and legs regularly will spend about $10,000 over a lifetime on shaving expenses. Someone who gets leg and bikini waxes will spend over $48,000 on salon appointments. We can think of better ways to spend that money! 

Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is an investment rather than an expense. We say that because, over time, laser hair removal saves you time and money with permanent results. The average Milan Laser client is 95%+ hair-free within seven to 10 treatments. To get the best value, take advantage of laser hair removal specials and payment plans. For instance, Milan Laser offers affordable laser hair removal payment plans to fit all budgets.

A woman receives a laser hair removal treatment in her armpits.

  1. How do I prepare for laser hair removal? 

It’s important to avoid sun exposure before laser hair removal treatments. For safe treatments, your skin needs to be its natural skin tone. Stay away from tanning beds or sunless tanner throughout your treatment, and regularly apply sunscreen or wear a cover-up while outdoors. The treatment area needs to be clean-shaven, and at Milan Laser, we recommend shaving the day of or before your treatment for the best results. You’ll also want to go in for treatments with clean skin — no makeup, lotion, deodorant or perfume

Laser hair removal appointments are pretty quick, and there’s no downtime after, unlike painful waxing treatments. And best of all, with proper treatments, your results are permanent. But because our bodies change as we age due to genetics or hormones, new hair follicles can become active, and new hair can grow — this is where touch-up fees come into play. Because of this, part of preparing for laser hair removal should be finding a place that guarantees your results for life so there are no surprise costs or touch-up fees later on. 

  1. Does laser hair removal hurt? 

Not compared to waxing, which has the biggest “ouch” factor of all. We read so many laser hair removal reviews from clients who insist laser hair removal treatments are either painless or feel like the sting of a rubber band snapping against the skin, but only for a millisecond — the time it takes for the laser to zap your hair. 

Many lasers, like the Candela GentleMax Pro at Milan Laser, utilize comfort features. Some less sophisticated, outdated lasers have messy gels or numbing creams to make treatments more comfortable. The Candela offers the most comfortable laser hair removal treatments because it works with a cooling technology to reduce any potential discomfort.

A woman and her doctor discuss a laser hair removal treatment.

  1. What are the benefits of laser hair removal? 

By now, you’ve learned that laser hair removal benefits are tenfold compared to other hair removal methods. Laser hair removal is a small investment that pays off big in the long run — in both extra time and money saved. Other hair removal methods will leave you with the dreaded stubble, bumps and inevitable regrowth requiring constant maintenance. 

Laser hair removal is safe, effective and gives you permanent, lasting results. Another benefit that many don’t consider with laser hair removal is sustainability. By opting for laser hair removal, you’re cutting down on the plastic waste from single-use razors. 

What could you do with your time instead of shaving and waxing? Ready to find out? Call Milan Laser at 833-NO-RAZOR or go in for a free consultation! Visit a local laser hair removal expert at either of Milan Laser’s Oklahoma City locations, conveniently located in Norman and Quail Springs

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