Alternatives to Waxing Your Legs

Unwanted hair affects all sexes. Men have hair growing on their backs and chest that they wish were not there. For women shaving and waxing armpits, bikini lines, and legs can often seem relentless. If these forms of hair removals have you unhappy then laser hair removal may be a choice that is well worth your consideration.
During the removal process lasers are used to remove hair from legs, arms, bikini areas, face and underarms. The removal of unwanted hair by lasers is a medical procedure that should only be performed by a trained professional. Before choosing this type of removal the client should thoroughly check the credentials of whoever is performing the procedure.
Laser hair removal has many benefits including the ability to target specific hair strands while leaving the hairs around and the skin around the hair undamaged. Many people fear the amount of time that the process will take. In all actuality, the procedure does not take as long as people may think. Small areas such as the eyebrows and mustache area can be treated in less than a minute. Larger areas like the legs, chest and back may take up to an hour to complete, and if you live in the Norfolk, VA area there are some companies who can get it done even faster.
There are certain things that must be done before undergoing this process. Plucking, waxing and electrolysis should be stopped at least six weeks before the planned procedure because these things temporarily remove the roots of the hair. The laser targets the roots so performing any of these procedures could cause difficulties in the removal process. Sun exposure should be avoided because it also makes the removal more difficult and it can also cause complications with treatment.
Laser hair removal is not much more painful than waxing and once the procedure is over the client will be given ice packs and anti-inflammatory creams to prevent discomfort. The next treatment should be scheduled in four to six weeks and will continue until hair growth stops. Most often about ninety percent of hair is permanently gone after three to five treatments. The procedure can cost anywhere from fifty to five hundred dollars depending on the size of the area the hair is being removed from.