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Shaving Vs Laser Hair Removal

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WHICH hair removal process IS BETTER FOR YOU?

WHICH IS BETTER: shaving vs laser hair removal

A common question we get is “Is laser hair removal really worth it?” or “is it better than shaving?”. The answer to this question is yes, but in this blog post we’d like to get a bit more in depth in regards to what might be better FOR YOU.

Many things need to be taken into consideration when choosing between shaving vs laser hair removal. Some of these include:

  • Lifestyle and habits
  • Skin type
  • Hair type
  • Budget
  • Availability 
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ADVANTAGES OF SHAVING

So what are the real advantages of shaving vs laser hair removal? Well, we must admit, there actually are some. The question is are they real advantages, or do they just appear to be?

COST OF SHAVING

The most common objection to people continuing to shave is cost. But long-term, when you add up the cost of razors and shaving cream, shaving is not as cheap as it may seem. Especially when you consider the amount of laser hair removal sessions are needed. Then add that total in conjunction with the amount of maintenance sessions. What ends up happening is that shaving actually becomes MORE EXPENSIVE

Winner: (SHORT TERM) – SHAVING

Winner: (OVERALL / LONG-TERM)-  LASER HAIR REMOVAL

TIMING AND CONVENIENCE OF SHAVING

We do have to admit that one place where shaving definetly wins is the convenience of doing it in your own home. That, in conjunction with the amount of time time it takes to shave most body parts and it is the obvious winner. When going to a laser hair removal, you’ll have to set an appointment and meet your clinician an their location. With shaving, you’ll be able to clean up minutes before a hot date or other opportunity 🙂

Winner: SHAVING

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razor burn, nicks, cuts & Ingrown Hairs

One of the biggest issues with shaving aside from the hair growing back so rapidly are ingrown hairs and razor burn. While we are not going to show you a photo of what that looks like (we’re not here to gross you out) most of us know what it feels like. And it ain’t pleasant!!! 

WHAT CAUSES INGROWN HAIRS?

Ingrown hairs are caused when hair grows back into the skin instead of up to the surface. This can happen when the hair is cut or shaved at an angle, causing the sharp tip to grow back into the skin. It can also happen when the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells or oils, causing the hair to curl back into the skin instead of growing out. In some cases, certain medical conditions or genetic factors can also cause ingrown hairs.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL VS INGROWN HAIRS

It is possible to get ingrown hairs after laser hair removal, but it is not very common. Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicles and using heat to destroy them. This prevents the hair from growing back, which can help reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. However, laser hair removal does not completely eliminate the hair follicles until after multiple sessions. Thus, there is still a small chance that ingrown hairs may occur. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for aftercare to help prevent ingrown hairs and other side effects.

With Laser Hair Removal, since the follicle is being reduced even prior to it’s full removal, the hairs do get thinner and when they grow back you will not experience the rash’s and ingrowns you might experience wish shaving

Winner: LASER HAIR REMOVAL

ADVANTAGES OF SHAVING VS LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair removal is a popular method for removing unwanted hair. It is often considered to be a more permanent solution than other methods, such as shaving or waxing. Some of the main advantages of laser hair removal include:

  • Precision: Laser hair removal targets individual hairs, allowing the practitioner to remove hair from specific areas without affecting the surrounding skin. This level of precision is not possible with other methods.

  • Speed: Laser hair removal can be performed quickly, especially on larger areas of the body. A small area, such as the upper lip, can be treated in just a few minutes, while larger areas, such as the legs, can be treated in less than an hour.

  • Efficiency: Laser hair removal is more efficient than other methods of hair removal. It can remove hair in a single treatment, whereas other methods may require multiple treatments to achieve the same results.

  • Long-lasting results: Laser hair removal is considered to be a long-term solution for unwanted hair. Although it may not permanently remove all hair, it can significantly reduce hair growth and make the hair that does grow back finer and lighter in color.

  • Comfort: Laser hair removal is generally considered to be a comfortable treatment. Some people may experience slight discomfort or a sensation of heat during the treatment, but this is usually well tolerated.

Overall, laser hair removal offers a precise, efficient, and long-lasting solution for removing unwanted hair. Looking for a Laser Hair Removal Clinic in Denver? Come in for a consultation and you’ll quickly see that Eleven 11 Spa is the superior choice :). 

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