By: Dr. Craig Crippen

Now that the holiday season has passed and everyone is back at work, the time for vacationing is all over. Or is it? For many people, the beginning of a new year (and more specifically, the continuing of the winter season) provides the perfect time to pack up and head to a tropical island. Canadians, of course, are no strangers to taking southbound trips in the winter.

Along with the packing of clothing and cosmetics comes a personal type of preparation for such trips. After all, we all want to look our best when strutting our stuff on the beach. And part of this deal is making sure that our skin looks and feels smooth and silky. Removing hair is quite the chore for most people. In fact, in can be a very harrowing experience.

This is because the standard removal of hair generally doesn’t come without its consequences. Take shaving, for example. Probably the most popular and widely used method of hair removal, shaving often leads to a number of problems. Not only is it expensive to have to continually buy shaving creams, razors and after shave lotions, but shaving often leads to razor bumps and razor burn.

On, Ross MacDowell explains why such irritations occur after shaving. He writes that when you shave, you not only remove hair, but you’re also inadvertently removing the top layer of your skin. To compensate for what the body recognizes as your skin being damaged, blood flows to the area of the skin being shaved in order to heal the supposed wound.

When the blood vessels dilate, redness occurs. In other words, each and every time you shave your legs, underarms, bikini line or anywhere else for that matter, you are creating minor trauma to your skin. Naturally, the body attempts to heal itself. And while there are various ways in which we can all try to shave safely, there really is no way around the irritation that comes with our bodies trying to heal themselves.

There is, however, a solution that can put an end to razor bumps and razor burn forever. As you may have guessed, that solution is Laser Hair Removal. Firstly, this procedure would inevitably save you the regular costs of shaving creams, razors and after shave lotions. Secondly, the permanent removal of your hair means that you won’t suffer through the redness and irritation associated with shaving.

The lasers used during a treatment target your hair follicles to permanently damage them in a way that no hair ever grows back. Over the course of four to six treatments, you will have put yourself in a position to avoid the perils of shaving forever! As well, after each treatment, patients are able to continue on with their regular daily routines immediately.

Laser Hair Removal is not major surgery, so there is no need for any down time. In fact, it’s a time saver. With all of the time saved that you would usually spend on shaving, you can spend more of it picking out the right bikini for the next trip you go on! For more information about Laser Hair Removal, contact DermMedica toll free at 1-866-861-3070, or if you are in Kelowna, call 250-868-3070.