We’re all looking forward to wearing our skirts, capris’ and sleeveless shirts again.  What we’re not looking forward to is shaving every day and dealing with razor bumps and unachievable stubble-free skin.  Yes, if you’ve been shaving for years you know exactly what I’m talking about.  No matter how fancy or expensive your razor is you just can’t get smooth, hairless skin or if you’re like me and have sensitive skin shaving can leave red, irritated sometimes painful razor bumps. There are several ways to achieve smooth, hair-free skin for more than just a couple of days.  Some techniques are short-term while others are permanent.  If you’ve ever wondered what would work best for you take a look at the following options and determine what would be most beneficial.

-These are light based technologies that target and destroy hair cells without harming surrounding skin.
-Generally will require between 5-12 treatments.
-Works best on darker hair
-Permanent method of hair removal for most skin types
-Will not target extremely light, gray or white hair
-Treatments are 4 weeks apart
-Treatments are quick and clean to already shaven skin
-Minimal discomfort

When deciding if you want to start waxing unwanted hair it’s good to have the following information:
-There are 2 types of waxes – Hard wax (for sensitive areas and sensitive skin) and Strip or Soft wax (for stubborn hair and larger areas such as backs or legs)
-Expect your hair to grow back within 4 weeks
-Hair growth should be at least ¼ inch in length before waxing
-After many consistent waxing treatments to the same area, hair may begin to grow finer and more sparse.
-Minimal to Moderate discomfort

-An electrologist uses a disposable, sterile needle to deliver a small amount of electrical current to destroy each individual hair follicle.
-Permanent method of hair removal for all skin types and hair colors
-Electrolysis requires a series of treatments. The number of treatments varies by client and is dependent on factors such as hair growth cycle, density and coarseness of the hair -Treatments are extensive
-Moderate discomfort

At Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care we have been servicing clients for many years with the latest technologies in IPL Permanent Hair Removal. Schedule your complimentary consultation today to learn more about your options and what is best for you. Regardless of your hair removal preference, it’s time to have some fun in the sun.

Happy Spring Everyone!

Julie Fortier
Licensed Esthetician
Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
W:  603-431-5488
F:   603-369-4623