One of the many reasons San Diego is such a popular tourist destination is that summer isn’t limited to a single season—bikini weather starts around April and can last clear into November. While an extended beach season is great for lucky locals, it also means you need to get your body beach ready much earlier than residents of cooler climates. And in addition to losing those pesky few pounds and getting a nice base tan, you also need to consider hair removal.
Shaving and waxing, the traditional modes of hair removal, are great for short-term results but they also cause unsightly razor burn and ingrown hairs. Plus, waxing can be incredibly painful, especially in sensitive areas like the bikini line.
If you’re tired of the pain, discomfort, and hassle of keeping up with shaving and waxing, it’s time to think about long-lasting laser hair removal.
How laser hair removal works
During a laser hair removal procedure, the laser produces a large beam of concentrated light that’s absorbed by the pigment in your hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, heating up the hair, damaging the hair shaft and bulb, and impeding its ability to regrow. Some lasers, such as the top-of-the-line LightSheer DUET, have a large spot size that can treat numerous hair follicles at once, resulting in a faster and more comfortable treatment.
What you can expect during treatment
Unlike waxing, laser hair removal isn’t painful. Patients describe the sensation produced by the laser pulses as warm pinpricks. Any mild discomfort can be treated with cold compresses or topical cream if needed. The duration of the procedure depends on the size of the area being treated. The upper lip, for example, can take just a few minutes while both legs can take up to a half hour.
What you can expect after treatment
After your first session, you might notice some mild pinkness in the treatment area for a few hours, but that’s an indication the hair follicles have responded to the treatment. And although you might notice some immediate reduction of hair in the treated area, the majority of the laser-treated hair will fall out within a month. Due to the growth cycles of hair, you’ll experience some new growth, but that will lessen after each treatment as the hair becomes finer and more sparse. Most people need about five to seven treatments to remove all hair in the area.
How laser hair removal saves you money in the long run
Permanent hair removal makes economic sense, considering how expensive razors and waxing treatments are. The cost of disposable razors alone can add up to thousands of dollars over the course of your shaving life, plus tens of thousands more for waxing treatments every 4 to 6 weeks. Add in all the valuable time spent shaving and in the waxing salon, and a few laser hair removal treatments makes much more economic sense.
Why you should start laser hair removal now
You’ll need multiple laser hair removal treatments spaced out between 4-6 weeks to achieve maximum results, and sun exposure to the treated areas should be avoided until the treatment cycle is done. That’s why it’s best to start treatment now, when it’s still pants-and-sweater season and the beach is cold and gray.
Come visit San Diego Body Contouring for laser hair removal today!
At San Diego Body Contouring, we understand how important beach season is to our San Diego clientele. That’s why we utilize the Light Sheer laser by Lumenis. It’s the gold standard in hair removal technology, and our patients know to expect nothing less from Dr. Sarosy. There’s no better time than now to come in and see us for laser hair removal.
We’re currently offering specials on select laser hair removal packages—lip, underarms, bikini, Brazilian, and full legs!
Give us a call us to set up a free consultation today!