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Shaving Takes Up Too Much Time; Try This

Shaving is a tedious and time-consuming task. Both women and men are tasked with removing unwanted body hair from their skin, making getting ready in the mornings even more extraneous. Studies show that women spend over 1,728 hours in their lifetime shaving just their legs. This easily adds up to over 72 days that women spend prepping and removing unwanted body hair from only their legs. Imagine how much more time women spend shaving their underarms and more. Shaving is one of the highest ranked most hated beauty rituals by women mainly because of how tedious it is. Most women shave their legs in the shower which makes them have to wake up even earlier in the morning, to have time to shave. Laser Hair Removal would make things a lot easier.

Shaving is so 2018 and a thing we are leaving in the past. The beauty community has come up with several new ways to remove unwanted body hair from their legs, arms, face and more.  Laser Hair Removal is the leading way to remove body hair. Not only does it save time in the long run, but it also stops hair from growing back, making it a long-lasting investment to your beauty routine. But before we jump into how the lifesaving procedure can help you save time, it’s important to discuss what exactly  Laser Hair Removal is.

What is  Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal works by matching wavelengths of light in addition to pulse durations. The laser, in essence, beams concentrated light energy into hair follicles. As the pigment in the follicles absorbs the light, it effectively destroys the hair. Laser Hair Removal can be used anywhere where there is unwanted hair. Depending on the area, the treatment can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to remove hair follicles. The team at Miami Center for Dermatology works hard to remove unwanted hair with minimum discomfort. FDA-approved laser treatment is ideal for individuals possessing dark, coarse hair, as well as fair skin tone complexion. However, those wielding any hair and pigmentation can still achieve great results.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

We bet you’re wondering if Laser Hair Removal safe. After all, it is an extremely hot laser gracing your skin to remove your unwanted hair. An FDA-approved laser is perfectly safe to use on your skin with a professional — the laser designed to remove hair, leaving your skin safe. As with any medical procedure, patients wield small risks that our dermatologist will discuss with you during your first consultation. The laser is also designed to tackle dark hairs. Laser and light-based systems have a hard time reading hair that is blonde, red or too light as it is programmed to reach dark hairs. Since blonde hairs don’t possess melanin, it is unable to absorb the light from the laser and kill their hair follicle.

Laser hair removal treatments are available at the Miami Center For Dermatology. After a full consultation with Dr. Longwill, she can determine which type of laser treatment is the safest and most effective for your specific skin concern and skin type. Calling us today at (305) 901-5777.