What every woman should know about laser hair removal
I'm going to let y'all in on a little secret of mine. I. Am. HAIRY. I come from a long line of hairy women. Growing up, if one of my sisters took an incredibly long time in the bathroom, we knew it's because they were likely de-Sasquatching. Yes, we created a name for it.
The Fung women are not alone in this struggle with excess hair. About 20 million American women remove facial hair at least once a week, according to research conducted in the late 90s by pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb. Fortunately, there are several options to remove unwanted hair — ranging from hair removal creams to waxing. From one hairy woman to another, you know removal creams range from stinky wastes of time to smelly semi-useful products. Shaving takes time every day and can cause razor bumps and ingrown hairs. And waxing, tweezing, or threading is cruel and unusual punishment.
So what can a hairy gal do to get that silky smooth hairless skin? One viable option might be laser hair removal. But before you go in search of your cousin's lightsaber, there are a few things you should know.