Friday, September 21, 2012

The Advantages of Laser Hair Removal for Active Women

There are many advantages of laser hair removal for active and athletic women. The first advantage pertains to women who are competitive athletes. In competitive sports such as triathlons, bicycle racing, marathon running, and swimming, the margin between winning and losing often comes down to a fraction of a second.

If you are a woman and you are a competitive athlete, it is worth your time and effort to find ways to not only increase your strength and stamina in your sport but also to take advantage of any opportunity that might give you the cutting edge.

Laser hair removal is beneficial for swimming because it creates less friction in the water. Hair removal also helps create faster aerodynamics in cycling races. Marathon runners remove hair on their bodies to increase speed and agility and to protect against rash and friction.

Less hair on the human body means less drag and less drag means faster race times for athletes. Removing hair also helps wounds heal faster, especially after a nasty fall. Removing hair also leaves the follicles in the skin open for faster absorption, especially absorption of oils and sunscreens. Athletes greatly benefit from this kind of speed and efficiency.

Hair removal does not only benefit competitive athletes. It can also be incredibly beneficial for active women. Hair removal helps active women prevent chaffing, especially in the groin and underarm area. Less hair means less moisture and less moisture means that the area will be less prone to developing rashes and other skin irritations.

Hair removal also helps improve general hygiene because hair can carry and transfer dirt and other irritating substances. Removing the hair leaves the skin free from contaminants and easier to clean and dry off. Active women also appreciate how they look when they do not have much hair.

They are able to wear active and sporty bikinis, bra tops, and short shorts without feeling self-conscious about their bodies. These women have the advantage of being comfortable with themselves and with how they look in public. They are more likely to try new things and take risks when they feel good about themselves.

Competitive and active women benefit greatly from having laser hair removal. You can find Exception Board Certified doctors that perform laser hair removal in NYC, or in any city which offers the service along with certified technicians to perform the procedure. Olympic athletes use hair removal as a way to gain a competitive edge. Although not all women will be Olympians, it is wise to learn from the best athletes in the world how to achieve the leading edge in an active lifestyle.

After talking to many athletic women who have had the procedure, there seems to be a significant consensus on the advantages laser hair removal has provided.  The women I have spoken to who are tri-athletes have said they do experience a better performance, and say that the mental aspect of the efficiency the procedure has given them is a boost as well. Perhaps it’s the training and natural competitive process, or perhaps procedure really has that significant an impact. Either way they said it is also nice not to have to shave anymore.

Author BIO: Scott is a freelance writer on a variety of topics including Laser Hair Removal NYC and Botox NYC when he is not writing for he is hiking in Upstate New York

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Factors that Could Influence Hair Removal Results

Successful hair removal treatment requires more than just a skilled technician overseeing your treatment. There are many factors that can influence the results of your hair removal treatment -- sometimes negatively.

Here are just a few factors that you should consider when planning your hair removal treatment and determining the best course of action for you:

Hair Color

Surprisingly, darker hair is often easier to treat for hair removal. It has more pigment, making laser treatment more successful, and it is typically coarser, making forms of treatment that grab the hair -- like waxing -- more successful.
Light hair tends to be the hardest to treat. There aren't pigments that can absorb the light from laser treatment, and the hair tends to be very fine. White or grey hair would be the most difficult hair to treat.


Complexion can play a role in some types of hair removal. For example, lighter complexions are better suited for laser hair removal as the procedure can damage or scar darker skin tones. Those with darker complexions are advised to find a practitioner with years of experience, particularly with patients who have a similar skin tone.
Of course, everyday procedures like waxing can be performed on any complexion with no complications. However, if you are looking for more permanent treatment, complexion will play a role in the outcome.

Scar Tissue

If you have scar tissue in or around the area that will be treated for hair removal, this can affect the outcome of your treatment. Laser hair removal and other treatments can aggravate the tissue and cause additional scarring, leaving a more unsightly problem than the hair itself.

If you have scarring around the area to be treated, you may need to discuss alternative treatments or may need to select less invasive treatments such as temporary waxing or tweezing.


Herpes is a common infection that can cause problems for laser hair removal and other treatments. Many forms of the virus are common and can lie dormant in parts of the body that would be treated for hair removal, such as the upper lip. Laser hair removal and other treatments can aggravate the area and cause the virus to become active.
Understanding all the factors that could influence your hair removal treatment is important to help you choose the procedure that is right for you. Be sure to discuss these and any other factors you feel might influence treatment with your practitioner to ensure that you have a successful outcome.

Lisa Shoreland is currently a resident blogger at Go college, where recently she’s been researching minority scholarship grants and native american scholarship grants. In her spare time, she enjoys creative writing and hogging her boyfriend’s PlayStation 3. To keep her sanity she enjoys practicing martial arts and bringing home abandon animals.