• Why Laser Hair Removal May be the Right Choice for You

    on Jun 28th, 2017

We tend to have high expectations of our bodies. That is, we push them to their limits and want them to also look great. To say that we put a lot of stock in our appearances would be an understatement. Fitness and beauty are two things more and more people are pursuing as a lifestyle. If you don’t believe that, just take a cursory look around Instagram. It seems like nearly everyone wants that gym and model life. Not only do people commit to drastic lifestyle changes, but they also pursue cosmetic treatments as well to ensure that they are always looking their best. There are more cosmetic treatments available than ever before to help you achieve the body that you desire. It’s really just a matter of deciding what it is you want to enhance or change.

But, sometimes it’s the simplest treatment that can be the biggest dilemma. Make no mistake, everyone at one time or another seeks out a cosmetic treatment in an effort to boost their self-confidence. In some cases, it’s just a matter of convenience. Even if you aren’t interested in becoming a fitness model that routinely runs marathons, you no doubt have a desire to look your best. Even better would be looking your best while also saving time in the morning while you’re getting ready for work.

So, let’s talk about body hair.

We all have different relationships with our hair. Some of us embrace it, some of us don’t care, and others would prefer to never have to worry about managing it ever again. If you’re in that third category, this is the discussion for you. You don’t have to be a supermodel to seek out sensible body hair treatments. Between painful shaving that eats up precious time and the need to constantly stay on top of it, it might seem easier to just get rid of it. That’s why so many people turn to laser hair removal treatments to solve the issue once and for all. But, is it right for you?

When shaving doesn’t cut it

Anyone who has unwanted body hair undoubtedly has years of experience dealing with shaving. It’s the most common method of handling body hair because it requires no special training (though if you cut yourself a lot, you may think it does) and doesn’t require a third party to assist you. It’s also “the cheapest,” but that’s really just a matter of perception. Sure, the price tags on waxing or laser hair removal may seem on the higher side up front, but over the course of your lifetime and thousands of shaves later, you’ll find that razors are ridiculously expensive. It’s actually cheaper to find an alternative to shaving. Usually, that alternative is waxing or laser hair removal.

Why not waxing?

If you’re not looking to permanently eliminate your body hair, then waxing might be more attractive to you. However, know that waxing isn’t exactly pleasant and you need to get it done every 4-6 weeks or so. Also, compared to laser hair removal, you have to deal with pain and ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs aren’t just a painful nuisance. They can end up being a point of serious infection that requires medical intervention if they get bad enough. From the perspective of which hurts more, waxing is certainly the more painful option. Much like shaving, the costs of waxing can add up over the years to the point where perceived monetary savings aren’t savings at all.

Why laser hair removal is superior

If you’re certain that you don’t want body hair in the targeted area, laser hair removal can get rid of it permanently. No more shaving or waxing. Over the course of a handful of treatments, you can say goodbye to unwanted hair forever. That’s because the laser destroys the follicle. It doesn’t just rip it out, allowing it to regrow. After the first treatment, you’ll notice a diminished appearance of hair. After several treatments, you’ll have surely gotten all of the hair in the area.

Laser hair removal risk factors

Side effects are generally minor. There could be redness, swelling, and blistering in rare cases. Much of this depends on the skill level of the doctor delivering the treatments. A cooling system may also be used alongside the laser to ensure the skin isn’t irritated.


If you permanently want to get rid of troublesome body hair and not deal with just temporary, stop-gap solutions then laser hair removal is the best choice for you. It’s a safe and effective way to look your best and save time. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Rizk and the team at Vascular and Endovascular Institute of Michigan are here to provide you with the treatments you need so you can look and feel your best.

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