Dr. John Happel | Feb 3, 2018 | 0
Laser Hair Removal Means No More Razor Burn Forever
How to Avoid Razor Burn and Bumps
Why Not Avoid Shaving Altogether and Save Money at the Same Time?
Razor burn is that irritating rash that can occur after shaving.
Skin bumps that look like pimples are just ingrown hairs which occur after shaving.
These irritating bumps occur more often in people with curly hair.
Therefore, it’s not uncommon to see it when you shave your pubic hair.
Men see it more commonly in the neck area.
The culprit of these irritations is your razor.
Waxing can also result in the hair growing curling back and growing into the skin.
Exfoliating before you shave can help prevent it.
Aloe vera, natural oils, or moisturizers that restore the skin barrier after shaving can also help.
Who has the time?
Home remedies after the fact are often helpful.
The problem is that these bumps and irritation will often recur.
If it doesn’t clear with these options, over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream will usually do the trick.
If the shave wasn’t so close in the first place, the usual reason is that the blade is getting dull.
Changing blades more often – after five to ten shaves – will help.
That gets expensive very quickly.
Let me suggest a better option.
Take that money that you’ll spend on a lifetime of shaving and invest it in a more permanent solution like laser hair removal.
The younger that you are, the more money you’ll save.
Have it done by a professional, preferably at a doctor’s office.
Do-it-yourself laser kits and epilators are offered on Craigslist all the time.
Want to know why?
They don’t work.
They are less powerful than the lasers used in doctor’s offices so that you won’t hurt yourself.
That translates into a waste of your time and money.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Learn the truth about laser hair removal by reading these five hidden truths.
Every time that you have laser hair removal, on average about 15% of the hair in the area is reduced in amount.
It takes multiple treatments because hair grows in cycles.
The laser doesn’t see those hairs that aren’t in the active growing phase.
Laser works more efficiently to remove hair on the legs.
Pubic hair is harder to remove and usually takes more treatments.
Facial hair can be stubborn and is often affected by hormones.
Beware of places that advertise it as permanent hair removal.
Realistic expectations are necessary to establish during the initial consultation.
A free demo is an important part of the initial consultation.
Ask for it if it’s not offered!
Make sure that you can tolerate the discomfort before you sign a contract.
It’s best to never prepay for any service in the first place including laser hair removal.
Where Should You Go for Laser Hair Removal?
Here are suggestions from people who have had laser hair removal regret.
Avoid spas and laser chains where upselling is commonplace.
Avoid places that advertise – you’ll definitely pay more.
Never prepay or sign a contract for treatments that you haven’t received.
Avoid expensive in-house credit cards that usually charge 20%.
Choose a doctor’s office where the physician is on-site.
Avoid places that give you a hard sell and claim that you’ll get a discount if you sign that day.
Research the reputation and experience of the laser hair removal facility.
Don’t go out on “cheap dates” and choose the cheapest place in town.
Avoid Groupon laser hair removal to avoid wasting time and money.
Make sure that the facility uses a true laser and not the inferior intense pulsed light machines and call it laser.
Don’t be fooled by this big, little lie.
For years the practice of medicine with lasers was sacrosanct.
For some unknown reason, the field remains totally unregulated.
Lasers have gone rogue.
Always check out the Better Business Bureau reviews of the places that you are considering to get a whiff of the essence of the place.
Honest places don’t push inflated packages and will often give a range of the price on the phone.
With that in mind, it is difficult to compare costs for laser hair removal over the phone.
There are different degrees of hairiness.
The shade of your skin and the color of your hair will affect the total number of treatments that you’ll require.
Maintenance is usually required.
The Bottom Line
Laser hair removal is the answer to avoid the irritation of razor burn and bumps forever.
Laser hair removal does require a number of treatments to reduce the amount of hair that you have permanently.
When the entire hair follicle is removed, less and less hair grows back after each treatment.
The hair that does grow back is less and less in number, finer and softer.
Razor bumps and burn are no longer a problem.
Our final advice is – don’t assume anything when it comes to choosing a laser hair removal facility.
An experienced doctor’s office is your best and safest bet.
In terms of metaphors, it’s time to grab the razor-burn tiger by the tail.
Experience shows if you have these problems after shaving, they won’t go away by ignoring the problem.
Cuddle up to hairless bliss like the celebrities who worship at the alter of laser hair removal.
Call us at 724-969-0600 to discover how you can avoid razor burn and bumps and save money to boot compared to a lifetime of shaving.