“It’s only a few hairs”. “It will only take me an hour or so”. “It doesn’t hurt that much, I don’t even bleed that often”. These are just some of the excuses we ladies come up with to defend our addiction to tweezing. Perhaps, in some cases, “addiction” is too strong a word. But it’s hard to deny that when we see those extra few little hairs that we’d like to do away with, we’re not generally ready to jump in there with a tweezer!
Sure, a few hairs here and there may be “no big deal”. But, at the end of the day, excuses are still excuses. No one truly enjoys going through the tweezing process. First of all, it hurts! And second of all, tweezing is easily the most painstaking and laborious process of all of the traditional hair removal methods. At least shaving and waxing have the ability to remove more than one hair at a time! Pluck by pluck, tweezing takes forever and is simply no fun.
“Slow and…painful”. On HairBoutique.com, Karen Marie Shelton comments upon the many troubles of tweezing. “Putting aside any potential injuries tweezing is not really practical for large areas of the body,” she writes, “It can also be a slow and sometimes painful process.” Again, it’s important to consider the fact that when you decide to tweeze your unwanted hairs, you’ll need to put aside quite a bit of time to do so.
“Ingrown hairs and puckered skin”. Ideally, we all want to rid ourselves of unwanted hair in order to make our skin look better. And by “better”, we generally think of that soft and smooth feel in addition to that smooth and even complexion. Tweezing may not always do the trick. “Repetitive tweezing can ultimately lead to the development of ingrown hairs and puckered skin,” reminds Shelton.
“Skin discolouration”. In addition, tweezing can result in skin discolouration. Many admitted tweezers report the appearance of red spots in place of the hairs that were plucked from their skin. “For some skin types tweezing can cause pigmentation discoloration,” says Shelton, “Luckily in most cases the discoloured areas will eventually fade. To minimize pigmentation issues, be very careful to avoid nipping or tearing the skin.”
“Ultimately hair that is tweezed may or may not grow back.” Shelton goes on to reveal another troubling fact when it comes to tweezing. It’s not a permanent solution. She does point out that, in some cases, tweezing can damage the hair follicles in such a way that the hair is unable to grow back. But this isn’t always the case. Tweezing, therefore, cannot be depended on as a long-term solution to the unwanted hair problem.
Tweezing, however, can be made a thing of the past if a more permanent solution is employed. The Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre offers laser hair removal treatments via the revolutionary LightSheer™ Hair Laser. For truly satisfying, long-term results, this laser is ideal. It is well known, not just for its ability to permanently remove unwanted hair, but also for the safe and painless nature by which it gets the job done!
The LightSheer™ Hair Laser uses a patented “chill tip” which protects the skin to make the treatment virtually pain-free. And at the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre, all treatments are performed by certified experienced laser technicians. For more information on the LightSheer™ Hair Laser and how it can help you put an end to the troubles you have with tweezing, please don’t hesitate to give us a call by dialing 403-358-5818.