Why the Fall and Winter are ideal times for laser hair removal treatments

Autumn Scene

Shanon Farrell

 

Go ahead, raise your hand…oh wait…did you shave those pits? Ok put your arms and hands down.

Let’s get serious now.

Many think of laser hair removal as just another beauty treatment when, in fact, it is much more than that. Many people experience pain with shaving and suffer from excessive dry skin causing razor bumps and ingrown hairs. Laser treatments can help with these issues. I spoke with a client who expressed that she wore pants all summer because it is just too painful to shave her legs. This is not only sad but unnecessary.

Many men suffer from razor burn when shaving their neck and women experience ingrown hairs on their bikini area. So while laser treatments may seem like another beauty treatment they really are a remedy for all the pain and suffering we are subject to when we shave or heaven forbid we wax!

The Underarms’ is a great place to start, it is a small area and not exposed to the UV rays at any time of the year. For Men, the front or back of your neck is another great place to begin as it is also a small area, but be sure you do this in the fall or winter months to be safe from the sun’s rays. I invite you to Athens Laser Hair Removal and begin a life without razors or hot wax.

Wishing you all a blessed and colorful autumn!
Shanon

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Lasers VS. Waxing

“April Showers Bring May Flowers.”

Shanon Farrell

I just love these old sayings, don’t you? Brings back memories of my youth and all the carefree days, days when I didn’t give a single thought as to whether or not I needed to shave.

Let’s face it, sunny days mean more skin showing and more concern and time spent in the “Showers”. Fortunately, thanks to Lasers, it’s no longer necessary to spend time worrying over stubble and those little ingrown hairs or better described as “weeds” in your “Flowers”!

Yes, I really said that!

Let’s talk about Lasers VS. Waxing. Think of laser hair removal like using Round-up in your garden VS. Pulling the weeds out, only to see them come back stronger the next day! Laser today what you would otherwise have to wax tomorrow, and the next day and the next day and the next day etc…

Most women and yes, men too, have a wax horror-story of their own or know someone who has one that they have shared in great detail with us! OUCH!

Waxing hurts for a significant length of time after it has been done but it also leaves your skin a lovely shade of red and irritated which lasts for days after, oh and don’t forget the ingrown hairs it can cause!

I have waxed my underarms twice in my life.

Once, because I wanted smooth hair/stubble free underarms so I would look like the models in magazines, you know the ones with hairless underarms.

I had a party to go to and I bought a hot little strapless dress so I was hoping to have hair free underarms, but all I got was very red and sore underarms that still had hair that the wax could not grab!

The nice lady said it would be easier the next time … she lied!!

Waxing also needs to be repeated once a month for the rest of your hairy life. Laser Hair Removal generally takes about 6 treatments spaced about 6 weeks apart to get rid of the hair forever!

It really is a smarter way to deal with unwanted hair growth.

April Showers … let’s deal with the “Weeds” together so you can enjoy the sunny Hair-Free days ahead!

I invite you to take advantage of our Specials for both Women & Men.

Cheers!
Shanon

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The Gift of Time

New Year Resolutions! Bah- Humbug! I’ve never been too good at keeping “Resolutions”, so, this year I have decided not to make any. Instead I’ve decided to focus on de-cluttering my world, simplifying things, be it at home or within myself. De-cluttering & simplifying can take time and like many of you, “Time” is always at the fore-front of the reason why we can’t get things done! Most of us tend to procrastinate on the things we don’t enjoy doing, like shaving! This is one thing I no longer have to do, so I have plenty of spare time to get more accomplished instead of wasting precious time in the shower.

Summer is knocking on the door; I want to encourage you all to be ready to answer that door with smooth hair free legs! Just think of all the time you spend shaving just to get a “smooth” leg only to discover that the “smoothness” only last a matter of hours! I used to call myself the “Five O’ Clock Shadow Girl”! I could shave in the morning and then have to shave again that evening if I wanted smooth legs! So, think about how long it takes you to shave your whole legs…probably about 20 minutes, maybe a bit more depending on how coarse and dark your hair is and if you cut yourself or get razor bumps! UGH! Who has that kind of time to dedicate daily! Let’s be honest girls, and guys listen too because it’s a lot of work for us girls! Ladies, you probably forego having smooth legs until you think you may have to show them off in public or that your significant other might want to get a little closer to you. Here in Texas, it’s Summer for a long time, which means lots of bare leg time for all to see…or feel!

This year give yourself the Gift of Time and money, as we all know how pricy razors are! I love not shaving and it is one less thing I think about. The most popular areas to have laser hair removal done are bikini, legs and underarms. Of course, we can laser almost anywhere you have hair. So, say goodbye to razor bumps, ingrown hairs and to razor rash!

Athens has a unique Dual Laser System which allows us to safely and effectively treat all skin types. I invite you to take a look at our website this month; we are offering a wonderful Special on our Legs Package and a few additional specials on other areas as well for the month of January.
Join me in “De-Cluttering” and give yourself the Gift of Time!

“Say Yes” to being Hair Free in 2013!

Shanon Farrell

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A guide to laser hair removal for your legs

After the female underarm, the female leg is the most commonly plucked, waxed, shaved, depilated, threaded, bleached and sugared area of the body! It is unsurprising that laser hair removal for the legs is quite a commonly sought procedure. If you’re looking forward to walking straight past the shaving aids section in the supermarket for the rest of your life, check out our guide to laser hair removal for your legs first.

Laser hair removal for your legs

Most of us are quite used to leg hair removal – but there are still some little extras to consider with laser hair removal for your legs:

  • Pricing for your legs is significantly different to other popular areas, simply because of the time that a treatment takes.
  • If budget is an issue, however, having only your lower legs done is a popular and quite workable option.
  • For older men and women, laser hair removal on the legs can stimulate new collagen production and help offset the loose skin that comes with aging!
  • Many clinics promote IPL hair removal as an equivalent option to laser hair removal. Unfortunately, it is not. IPL treatments can cause significant burns and scarring, and fail to achieve any permanent hair reduction.

How does it feel?

Given that most of us have developed pretty high pain tolerance on our legs through waxing, laser hair removal for legs is usually a walk in the park. Our Cynosure machines have a Cooling Device attached for a much more comfy experience.

How long does it take?

Laser hair removal for your legs is not as quick as your bikini area because your legs are a rather large skin area. Upper legs have a finer hair than your lower legs. The lower leg hair is generally a more course hair and the first few sessions may go slower than later sessions. Legs can take for 30 Minutes to an hour depending on whether full legs or lower legs, prep time and number of treatments performed prior.

Leg laser hair removal pricing

Laser hair removal for the legs looks like a pretty big investment – but because the legs are such a popular area to have treated, many clinics have specials on full leg laser hair removal. See our treatments section for pricing information that Athen’s offers.
Shanon Farrell

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Have a happy Honey-Moon not a Hairy-Moon!

Your wedding day is the most important day in your life so make sure you look fantastic. Don’t let unwanted body hair spoil your special day. Laser Hair Removal can assist you in achieving perfect, flawless skin for your special day. You will be left feeling beautiful and confident, just as a bride should be.

Laser hair removal can permanently removal unwanted hair from your body. Just remember it is not a snap decision to make pre-wedding. You will need to think about undergoing treatments at least a year before your big day. You will need to undergo a few treatments for the best result.

There are various options available with laser hair removal, so it is definitely worth thinking about hair removal well in advance of your big day.

Underarm Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Many women dream of never shaving or waxing their underarms ever again. This procedure is the most common treatment for removal of underarm hair. Laser hair removal for underarms is quick and has minimal side affects if the treatment is done correctly. This is very popular and very affordable!

Bikini Laser Hair Removal

Want to look fantastic on your Honeymoon in your bikini? Why have the added stress of the embarrassing shaving bumps or stray bikini hairs? Bikini laser hair removal is very quick and easy with a permanent result. To get a great result on your bikini line you will need a number of treatments to ensure it is as permanent as possible. The number of treatments will depend on your skin color and also your hair type. The best part is you don’t have to wait for the hair to grow back to have your next treatment. Be ready for honeymoon with this treatment!!

Leg Laser Hair Removal

Like all women we all want those smooth and sexy legs. Tired of waxing and shaving your legs to get that perfect feel? Laser Hair Removal for your legs can help get rid of unwanted hair growth. Unlike waxing your legs, laser hair removal can be less painful and more cost effective in the long term. In most clinics Laser hair removal on your legs can take about an hour for both legs. You will need approximately six to eight treatments on each leg six weeks apart. This will be needed to achieve significant results.

These three treatments combined could save you up to 30 minutes a day in the bathroom so you can spend more time with you groom-to-be!

Don’t forget the Mother of the Bride/Groom and also your beautiful wedding party. Being part of your special day is such an honor so have everyone looking beautiful and radiant for those special wedding photos.

Happily ever-after

Athens Laser Hair Removal in Allen Texas can help! Any bride and groom in the Dallas Texas Metroplex can benefit from Laser Hair Removal.

Written by Shanon Farrell

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