I've spent years telling myself that I'm ready to get laser hair removal. Sure, it can be expensive and uncomfortable, and depending on the area of choice, it involves letting a stranger get up close and personal with your most intimate parts. But, as someone who waxes and shaves often, to imagine an end to the inconvenience, time, and ingrown hairs that I experience made that tired mantra beauty is pain seem like a worthy reality. Simply put, there's a lot to discuss when it comes to the social constructs around our beauty choices, and I want to make one thing clear: Body hair is nothing to be ashamed of. Permanent beauty procedures, laser included, are an extremely personal choice and aren't for everyone.
The Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal
Why women are paying thousands to restore the hair 'down there'
Razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and irritated skin are undoubtably some of the worst parts about shaving, but laser hair removal can help you banish razors or wax strips forever. Laser hair removal uses pulsed light to seek out hair pigment and disable hair follicles. Generally, laser hair removal works best on dark hair and lighter skin tones because the light seeks out darker pigments, which means it can damage dark skin pigments, too. However, advancements in laser technology are being made, and more people who have lighter hair or darker skin tones are being able to safely and effectively receive treatments as technology improves. As of now, none of the home Laser or IPL intense pulsed light devices are supposed to be used on your genitals.
Everything You Need to Know Before Trying Laser Hair Removal
Shaving, plucking, waxing If you're willing to shell out a little extra cash, however, you could opt instead for a more permanent result: laser hair removal. This high-tech method uses light to actually destroy the follicle, leaving you with fuzz-free skin. We asked some pros to give us the rundown on all the info you need to know before getting this procedure done. Any service with the word "laser" in its name might seem intimidating, but it's actually very simple.
There's no better feeling than stepping out of the shower after shaving and experiencing ultimate smoothness everywhere on your body. Imagine feeling that way every day - even when you're running low on time and can only afford to take a five-minute shower. With Brazilian laser hair removal, you're able to experience smooth, clean skin in your pubic area with minimal effort.