Time to get your pins sorted!

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Now that we’re going into the Spring/Summer season we all have one thing in common: we have to eradicate that stubbles on our legs that we lazily got away with not removing so regularly over the winter season because our legs were wrapped in thick wooly tights. Now our legs have to come out and for that they need to be smooth and beautiful. Shaving is a pain in the bum, waxing is an ACTUAL pain — so what else is there? Laser hair removal! Here’s a quick guide to laser hair removal.

What is laser hair removal?
The process of shaving, waxing and epilating can be tiresome and many grow weary of the on-going task. Laser hair removal is an effective and efficient alternative to tried, tested, time consuming and often painful methods. Laser hair removal came about as an in-clinic method of treating hair in 1993. It is now widely accepted in the dermatological society and many clinics both beauty and medical, offer the treatment to those who want to remove unwanted hair.

How does it work?
The way that laser hair removal works is simple. By targeting dark pigment in the hair, the laser can disable the hair follicle.. The melanin in the hair is targeted, not the skin itself. As a result of the fact that lasers target dark hairs, this means the treatment is ineffective on light hairs. Lasers will work best on dark, coarse hair, but that doesn’t mean that they may not have any effect on lighter hair, too. The dark pigments absorb the energy of the laser and the hair follicles are disabled. As the laser targets dark pigments, those with darker skin cannot use laser treatment for removing hair as it could seriously damage the skin. It is defined as permanent hair removal. What this means is that the hairs that are treated are disabled permanently. However it should be noted that you will need to treat areas several times to reach all hairs, as the hairs are in different growth phases.

How many treatments are needed?
Typically three to eight sessions will be required for the treatment to take effect. Sometimes people will need a touch up especially on larger areas. The number of sessions depends on several different facts and how receptive the person is to the lasers as well as the skin tone and hair thickness. Hair grows in cycles and it can take several laser treatments to treat all the hairs in an area and remove it for good. Treatments should be continued periodically over a few months to treat all hairs.

Is it safe?
Laser hair removal is a safe method of getting rid of unwanted hair. It has been used for many years as numerous TRIA Beauty reviews online testify.

Will it save money?
Over the course of a lifetime women will spend over £2,000 on removing hair across the body. Laser hair removal costs can be much lower overall compared to the lifetime cost of razors and waxing accessories.

How painful is the treatment?
Laser hair removal is not a painful product and is often compared to the snap of a rubber band against the skin. Some have described the feeling like a flash of heat or a prickling sensation.

Have any of you used laser hair removal? Or found alternative ways of keeping the pricky fluffy at bay?

I’d love to hear tips – I hate having to shave my legs every other day (especially since I always miss hairs!) and I can’t cope with the pain of waxing :’(


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8 Comments on “Time to get your pins sorted!

  1. Jane

    I wish I could afford this! Its just getting a chunk of money saved, it would be so much easier than shaving though! I always miss bits, so am always walking round with hairy knees in summer! -sigh!-

  2. Marie Loves

    I've been looking into buying one of those home laser machines a lot recently! Think it would be a good investment!Great postMarie xmarieeeloves.blogspot.com

  3. G A B Y

    I'm currently having IPL on my underarms and bikini and I was thining to get my legs done as well but the technician told me she wouldn't be able to go over my tattoo which is perfectly understandable but I had never thought of that before, so I probaly won't bother paying a crazy amount of money to still have a hairy patch on my leg -_-

  4. [email protected]

    I can't have laser hair removal (various health reasons) but the best thing I ever bought? My epilator. It hurts the first time you use it (might a suggest a couple of glasses of Dutch courage before hand?) but after that I only have to use it ever 4 days or so to catch strays. It's quick, much less faff than waxing and easy. One word of warning though, you do need to keep on top of exfoliating to avoid in grown hairs but that is true of most hair removal methods x

  5. Miss drifted Snow Wh

    oh yeah of course, there's epilation! completely forgot about that option! maybe that's a good alternative cheaper solution to laser hair removal? see i'm lucky in regards to my legs. i hate them so much i barely show them anyways and if at all they are in tights LOL so i get away with shaving once a week hehe xxx


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