Laser Hair Removal & You: More than Just Friends
“Laser hair removal”. A term you’ve probably heard time and again, and wondered if this is just another one of those things you’re supposed to do now because everyone else is doing it.
Kind of like being around couples all the time (we see you, Instagram, with all those wedding pictures and stories). So, you most likely jump into something “casual” just to feel like you fit in. The treatment of laser hair removal, though, is anything but casual dating. Hear us out, we’re getting to the point. The case in point here being that just like the concept of dating, we have no choice but to evolve and advance with the times.
Today, dating is much more progressive. You can choose your partner, or you can have your partner chosen for you, or you can simply choose yourself - no, really, only recently there was news of a woman who chose to marry herself. It’s no longer “one size fits all”. It offers something for everyone.
Similarly, there was a time when laser hair removal was only recommended for people with dark hair and light skin because of safety reasons, but that’s old news now. It can start off casual, possibly head towards a live-in relationship, and finally culminate into a long-term commitment. Or you could choose not to commit at all. The beauty of it is that it’s only for you to decide.
But while we’re at it, we will say that this can be the partner you choose - a worry-free and safe treatment to give you a life (almost) free from all unwanted and troubling hair growth.
The only way to know for sure is to experience it.
As for all those questions you have? Let’s get them out of your hair (literally too, if you like).
Do I Really Know Them?
We understand no one can really get involved in something without having a background on the matter. So, what is laser hair removal exactly?
A laser machine resembles the shape of a “gun”. The tip of the gun is a flat surface that is massaged around the targeted parts of the skin. This gun emits a laser light, and the heat from the light reaches your hair follicles, under the skin, to destroy it. Destroying the hair follicle prevents hair from growing again, or in most cases, it grows back much slower, weaker, and finer. The procedure is often also called “laser hair reduction” for this reason.
Should I Keep it Unofficial First or Go Right Into it?
When starting a new relationship, there are always apprehensions on whether you should take it slow or jump right in because “what if it’s not for me”?
If it’s your first time with laser hair removal/laser hair reduction, it’s always advisable to first consult your physician so they can better understand your hair growth. Once you do this, you are always free to ask for a trial session to begin with. If you feel like this is something for you and it’s suiting your skin, you can go ahead and see it through for the longer run.
At Kaya too, our in-house experts closely assess treatments for every individual and recommend sessions accordingly.
“I Don’t Want to Get Hurt”
Nobody wants to be hurt by something they put their trust in. Laser hair removal treatment is usually painless. At the most, it feels like little pricks. Although areas with more dense skin hurt much less, in areas with more sensitive skin such as the underarms or bikini area, there is a possibility you will feel the effects of the laser slightly more. However, experts are sure to use soothing or numbing gel first, before running the laser over your skin. Both, the client as well as the expert are also required to wear protective eye gear.
You can trust that you will be in the best hands with our professionals across all Kaya clinics.
Laser hair removal side effects are only minimal with possible redness, swelling or discomfort. However, this is usually temporary and most people carry on with their regular lives right after.
In case of more severe side effects, consult your doctor.
How Much Work Will this Relationship Take?
It might seem like a lot of effort at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty smooth sailing from there. Typically, a person is recommended about 6-7 sessions, with one session a month.
The time for each session varies too - for example, the bigger the body part such as legs or arms, the longer it takes. You can even break up your sessions into smaller body parts, so you don’t have to sit for too long at once.
Now, just as every relationship is unique, so is the case from person to person with permanent hair removal. Depending on the type of hair growth, some people may require fewer or more sessions than others to see longer lasting results.
Is the Commitment Worth it?
We can vouch for this one. Permanent hair removal is a short term investment for long term benefits.
It’s always a two-way street to make something work, though. It’s important that you look after your skin post-treatment. It’s best to speak to your dermatologist but general care involves avoiding direct sunlight on treated areas, and tending to sensitive skin. You can consider the Kaya Daily Moisturising Sunscreen or Kaya Tea Tree And Honey Purifying Body Wash for post care. Tea Tree and Honey are both highly effective ingredients to soothe the skin.
Laser hair removal benefits include:
- Delayed hair growth
- Finer, smoother, weaker hair minimising its appearance
- Lesser growth
- No hassle of continuous waxing, shaving is much quicker and only when needed
If we may say so, body hair is kind of like your husband. You get pretty used to having it around but it’s only when you get time off that you embrace the freedom. And when you do get together again, it’s a much smoother experience.
Is this Going to be My “Forever”?
Now, for the big question: “Will they stay?”
The procedure is permanent hair removal in that it is actually permanent hair “reduction”. While, for some skin types, it may work as well as halting hair growth altogether, for others, it will permanently slow it down and give you finer, almost baby-like hair growth.
In conclusion, yes, the benefits are here to stay forever.
Consider this a long love letter professing why we feel you should give us your hand in “becoming more than friends”. You just have to take that leap of faith and we’ll be on the other side waiting for you.
So, is that a “yes” to our proposal?