Is Laser Hair Removal Occam’s Razor?August 17, 2021
In the hands of a skilled practitioner laser hair removal is a rather simple and long lasting procedure. If we interpret the words of William Occam: “Why repeat a difficult task, when there is a more simple solution?” Since the 14th century, this popular theorem has been known as Occam’s Razor. So why spend a lifetime shaving, when you could keep it simple. When it comes to unwanted hair removal, Occam’s Razor is laser hair removal.
You could keep shaving or waxing, but why would you? Perhaps the means should be the end. — Such is the theorem suggested by Occam laser hair removal .
OTHER HAIR REMOVAL METHODS
Before laser hair removal, removing unwanted hair meant either having to endure pain and irritation and/or spending a lifetime utilizing temporary, less than satisfactory measures. For years, the suggested alternative was electrolysis, a laborious process whereby an electric shock needle literally burns hair follicles one at a time. Waxing and shaving, while quicker than electrolysis do not offer permanent hair removal and require a lifetime of self-service. Advances in laser technology have spawned a new solution to an age-old problem — removal of unwanted hair.
LOW RISK OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Risks associated with laser hair removal treatment are low when compared to most medical procedures. No incisions, injections or oral medications are necessary. The variability of laser hair removal results has everything to do with the equipment quality, the technique used, and the competency of the laser operator. The most common interference with successful laser hair removal is “tanned skin.” Guests at Ideal Image are reminded and warned repeatedly to not tan while receiving laser hair removal. If a suntan were to go unnoticed a patient could develop “skin circles” after treatment. Although temporary, they require 3 to 6 months to fade. Unlike competitors in the field of laser hair removal, Ideal Image has never been sued for medical malpractice.