Are you tired of constantly dedicating time to hair removal? Shaving is very temporary and time-consuming, and waxing isn’t a good fit for everyone. At Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, we offer a laser hair treatment that will last significantly longer than both waxing and shaving, so you can cut down on wasted time and enjoy smooth skin year-round.
How Long Do Results Last From ICE Laser Hair Removal?
What To Expect After Your First Sessions
If you’re new to ICE laser hair removal, you can expect to come in either once a month or every two months for an initial series of treatments. This will allow us to give you a thorough treatment so you can enjoy amazing results that will last for years to come.
Now and then, especially during times of life changes, you may have to pop in for an occasional maintenance appointment to touch up any areas that are showing signs of hair growth. All things considered, it’s an excellent long-term option. We offer memberships and package deals to keep your appointments as affordable as possible, and on a schedule that suits you.
What Can Affect the Longevity of This Treatment?
Many patients find after their first series, they can enjoy their results for years to come, with only the occasional touch-up needed. However, each person is individual. Things like hair type and hormone levels may make your results last even longer or could require that you come in a little more frequently.
This Treatment Can Save You a Lot of Time
No matter how you currently tackle unwanted hair, laser removal can save you a good bit of time. Hair removal with waxing doesn’t last nearly as long as laser removal, so clients who opt for laser removal won’t have to stop by for an appointment as often.
The effects of shaving will last an even shorter amount of time than waxing, so laser removal can cut down on the time you spend shaving daily. In addition to saving time, it offers great results that are hard to rival.
We Welcome Any Questions
If you have questions about this treatment, we welcome you to bring them with you during a consultation. If you want a more personalized timeline estimate, we can do our best to provide that for you.
A Great Fit for Any Skin Type
This treatment represents the latest, cutting-edge technology of hair removal. It can be used on any skin type. Basically, as long as you have pigmented hair, this treatment is likely to be the perfect fit for you.
Not to worry if you have white or blonde hair. Our office wants to offer great treatment options to as many people as possible, so we have other ways to treat non-pigmented hair.
It Can Be Used on All Parts of the Body
Whether you want your armpits, legs, face, or any other region treated, this versatile option is delicate and effective enough to handle it.
It’s the Best Technology Currently on the Market
Our office uses the Soprano ICE laser, which is considered the best laser removal technology on the market right now. It’s been clinically proven to show impressive results, so we know we’re offering our clients one of the best options out there.
Say Goodbye to Endless Razors
Shaving is a true time-leech and can be a real inconvenience. Razor burns and the occasional cut can be the punishment of trying to speed up the shaving process, and even then you may be out and notice a whole missed patch. With this treatment, you can say goodbye to your daily shaving routine.
Environmental Benefits of Putting the Razor Away
On top of taking up extra time, many people end up throwing out a significant number of disposable razors each year. Whether they end up in a landfill or make it to the ocean, it’s believed that around two billion or more disposable razors could be getting tossed in the trash each year in the USA. It’s pretty easy to say that’s not great for the planet.
That’s a lot of plastic and metal going to waste, and there’s usually no way to have them recycled. Even the manufacturing of this constant flow of disposable razors adds waste and pollution to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, the negative impacts don’t end there, as you have to think about the packaging they’re sealed in, which usually will end up in a landfill too.
Disposable Razors Don’t Even Work That Well
Sure, they get the job done, but disposable razors don’t tend to give a good, close shave. On top of not working that well, and not being environmentally friendly, the cost of razors will add up over the year. One pack of razors won’t tack much onto your shopping bill, but if you added up how much you spend on shaving each year you may be surprised.
No More Painful Cuts
Most clients who are accustomed to shaving rarely cut themselves, but the risk is always there. One risk that is often overlooked is the possibility of stepping on your razor.
Disposable razors are usually kept in the shower, and if they fall off the shelf without you noticing, you could step on them and get a nasty cut to the foot. A nick with a used razor isn’t going to be very clean-cut, and it could lead to an infection.
No More Ingrown Hair Woes
Ingrown hairs are not only painful but can lead to red bumps forming over the affected areas. Since laser removal treats hair from the roots, having your hair removed with a laser means you can look forward to smooth skin without the inconvenience and discomfort of ingrown hairs.
No More Wax Burns
When you are waxed professionally, it greatly reduces the risk of injury. That said, if you’ve been giving it a go at home and have suffered a wax burn, you’ll know how appealing this benefit is. Wax burns can be very painful, and leave red, irritated, or even damaged skin behind. Laser removal means no more wax burns.
Want Softer Skin?
After all the work that goes into shaving or waxing, it’s frustrating once the stubble returns. The return of stubble doesn’t even take that long. A day or two is all that’s needed after shaving to have hair trying to make a comeback.
Laser removal means you don’t have to deal with annoying stubble anymore. Even when you need touch-up appointments, the bits of sparse hair that may eventually grow back after laser removal tend to be softer, thinner, and less noticeable than before.
Treatment Is Precise
This laser treatment is designed to be ruthless to your hair and gentle on your skin. You will be able to specify the exact areas you want to be treated, and our team will take it from there.
FAQ About ICE Laser Hair Removal
1. How Does It Work?
The laser will target the pigment found in your hair, and the emitted light will travel down the shaft of the hair into its follicle. This destroys the follicle, which in turn destroys its ability to produce any hair.
The reason a series of treatments is often helpful is due to the unique growth cycle of hair. Hair is either resting, growing, or shedding. By coming in for several initial treatments, appropriately spaced apart, we can make sure we get the whole area and all its hair follicles effectively treated.
2. What Can I Expect During Treatment?
The area that’s going to be treated will first be cleaned. This laser treatment is very gentle. The hand-held device will be used by our talented and experienced team to apply treatment over the areas of your choice. If you have any questions or concerns about what to expect, we’d be happy to talk you through the different steps of treatment during a consultation.
3. How Long Will It Take?
How long the appointment takes will depend on how much skin you want to treat. One of the quickest areas to treat is the upper lip, which will only take minutes. On the other hand, larger areas such as your back or legs will take longer. Listening to music or your favorite podcast as you relax for the appointment is a great way to pass the time.
4. How Does It Compare to Other Options?
We’ve gone over disposable razors and waxing, but how about electric razors? Electric razors are meant to be reusable, so you don’t have to constantly buy a new razor every week or so. However, the idea of electric razors lasting forever can be misleading. Many of them are only designed to last for a year or two, so once they stop working properly they’ll also end up in a landfill.
Additionally, if they use batteries to function, you’ll have to buy and replace these batteries pretty consistently. It’s not always possible to recycle batteries, and some batteries can end up leaking pollutants into the ground and water supply. These razors also have the same issues as regular razors when it comes to ingrown hairs and trouble getting a close shave. If you aren’t careful while using your electric razor, it may also lead to skin irritation or even a shock.
Straight razors can last for a very long time, especially if you learn to sharpen them or have them sharpened professionally. As such, they’re not likely to end up in a landfill any time soon, and they tend to be a one-time purchase sort of deal.
Using one to shave isn’t for everyone, though. While there are people who have had success shaving with them, shaving more delicate or sensitive areas is going to be tricky and can be a little risky too. It offers a closer shave, but inexperienced handling may make you more likely to cut yourself as you shave with these.
While certainly a bit more eco-friendly than their disposable counterpart, razors made from recycled materials don’t last any longer, may cost a little more, and can’t be recycled again after they’re used. It’s great to give plastic a second chance, but this method still creates waste and doesn’t give you any better of a shave or save you any time.
Reusable razors can help save you money over time, as some of them only require that the blade either be sharpened or replaced every now and then. This leaves the cartridge intact to be used for a long time to come. If waste is your primary concern, this option reduces but doesn’t eliminate waste. If a clean shave and saved time are your concerns, this isn’t going to be any better for your needs.
Have More Questions? Stop By and Visit Us!
Our team is passionate about helping each of our clients feel confident about their treatment options. Whether you’re interested in laser removal, or one of our many other treatment options, we’d be happy to give you all the information you need to make the best choice for you. Schedule a consultation today at Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, to learn more about how our team can help you.