What Are the 5 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Spring has sprung in the Lowcountry, which means many of us will be bringing out our shorts and bathing suits over the next couple of weeks. As much as we look forward to warmer days and time at the beach, there is also a sense of apprehension knowing that we can’t hide behind pants and leggings. Once you hear the benefits of laser hair removal you will be running to sign up.

During the winter months, many of us go days or weeks between shaving or waxing, but in the summer, waxing and shaving become more of a priority. If you’ve grown tired of your waxing and shaving routine but are interested in effective hair removal, it may be time to try IPL hair removal. We’re taking some time to answer questions about this service and to explain the benefits of laser hair removal.

What is IPL Hair Removal?

At O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we use advanced intense pulsed light (IPL) systems to effectively and permanently reduce hair. Each treatment is customized to your skin color and type of hair. Some of the benefits of laser hair removal are no side effects, and you can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment. Most of our patients see results after six to eight sessions. IPL hair removal is suitable for all parts of the body, even on the face and for all skin tones.

Top Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Reduces future hair growth

While waxing may be effective for immediate hair removal, the hair typically grows back within a matter of weeks. One of the main benefits of laser hair removal is that it drastically reduces body hair to the point where you can stop shaving altogether. Not only does laser hair removal remove hair, but it also prevents the hair from growing back.

It can be administered anywhere on the body

In order to achieve smoothness from head to toe, you’ll likely need to use various hair removal methods depending on the area of your body. When it comes to IPL hair removal, you can rest assured that our experienced staff will appropriately adjust the treatment based on the area and sensitivity level.

Less painful than waxing

While it is normal to experience slight discomfort, laser hair removal is less painful than waxing, and there are no known side effects. We offer numbing cream to all of our patients to reduce discomfort during their laser hair removal procedure. Not only is waxing painful, but it may also lead to skin irritation and ingrown hairs. 

May save money in the long run

IPL hair removal may seem like a more substantial cost upfront; it may save you money in the long run. With every treatment session, less and less of your hair grows back, so after a certain point, you won’t need to worry about hair growing back. Waxing can cost anywhere from $70 – $200 each time, and the hair will always grow back. If you are a frequent waxer, it may be financially beneficial to switch to laser hair removal.

Saves time

Another one of the benefits of laser hair removal is Investing in IPL hair removal sessions will ultimately save time when it comes to time spent saving or commuting to the spa for a wax. You’ll also never have to worry about being unprepared for spontaneous trips to the beach or last-minute outfit changes. For those that prefer a hairless aesthetic, laser hair removal can also lead to an increase in confidence and can even provide peace of mind knowing that you’ll never have to be caught with unsightly hair ever again!

Schedule a Consultation

If you’ve been interested in finding a way to permanently reduce hair growth, IPL hair removal may be right for you. Our staff at O’Neill Plastic Surgery is committed, experienced, and works collaboratively to educate patients on the latest plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. Request an appointment or call us at (843) 881-2130 to learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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