Is shaving bad for your skin?

Every day, men and women shave unwanted hair from the face and body. Whether women want to keep their armpits hair free or men want to shave that goatee and mustache, shaving is one of many ways to maintain the results. However, many patients who speak to our team of dermatologists at the Skin and Beauty Center ask: is shaving bad for your skin?

Disadvantages of shaving

One of the primary disadvantages of shaving is the risk of causing skin irritation, razor burn, or even ingrown hairs. When patients are not attentive with their shaving tools and shave with dull or damaged blades, they are putting themselves even more at risk. Additionally, patients who do not use proper shaving creams or lotions may experience dry skin that is more prone to nicks and cuts. Along with being a daily habit, shaving can be daunting and not exactly “nice” to the skin underneath. A proper skin care regimen should also be followed to keep skin healthy and hydrated, therefore reducing other problems occurring during shaving.

Alternatives

Instead of shaving away unwanted hair every day, many patients turn to the Skin and Beauty Center to learn more about permanent hair removal methods. Our team of professionals are excited to offer patients laser hair removal, an effective and long-term way of reducing or removing unwanted hair that is on the face or body. Laser hair removal is completely safe and has been used for years in patients of all skin types and ethnicities. In the past, laser devices were unable to treat lighter hairs or darker skin, but with continued advancements, most adult patients are considered appropriate candidates for laser hair removal. In addition to permanently eliminating hair, laser hair removal eliminates the problems often seen with other hair removal methods, including waxing, shaving, depilatory creams, and tweezing. Laser hair removal can be a wonderful investment for both men and women with unwanted hair.

Speak to our team about laser hair removal

If you have considered having hair permanently treated, it may be time to speak to the doctors of the Skin and Beauty Center to determine if laser hair removal is right for you! Call one of their six convenient locations throughout California to find out if you are a proper candidate for this or other aesthetic services.

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