Lasers not razors (Day 48)…

When it comes to posts like these, I have to remind myself as I type each and every sentence that my grandpa is reading this, my boss is reading this and, at least according to one inside source, Margaret Atwood might even be reading this.

So with that, here goes my post on laser hair removal.

I’m not about to get into any detail, but I will say that this is counting as one of my green changes. Yes, the machine uses up some electricity (I spent forever trying to figure out how much; feel free to enlighten me below). But it also only requires about six treatments before the hair is fully and completely gone for life. And as someone who’s been waxed, as well as pierced, tattooed and kicked in the face (at Tae Kwon Do in grade 11), I can vouch that it’s relatively painless.

This means: If you’re a shaving person, there’ll be no more disposable razors, cans of shaving cream and running extra water in the shower; if you usually wax, it’s goodbye messy canvas strips, paraffin and hot plates; if you do electrolysis, lasers are apparently more efficient both cost-wise and time-wise; and, if you normally stick to tweezers — well, you’re clearly a masochist and I can’t help you there.


The only downside is it’s not cheap. In fact, it may require remortgaging your house. But in the long run, it’s worth it.

It also appears that a dedicated team
of eco-minded (and probably a little hairy-backed) scientists have already looked into solar-powered lasers. Next thing you know, they’ll be greening guns! Oh wait, they already have.

Photo nicked from over here.

“Do you expect me to talk?”
“No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to have
a flawless bikini line!”

10 Responses to Lasers not razors (Day 48)…

  1. Lori V. says:

    So, if I followed your thinking in your first paragraph, maybe I shouldn’t have posted about my peeing hangups in my blog? LOL!

    I can’t see your banner tonight… are you tweaking it or is it a glitch?

  2. Alina says:

    Hey!!! I loooooved the Cat’s eye!!! I only read that one but it made MA one of my favourite writers! If she’s reading your blog, that’s badass… I didn’t know she was canandian.
    (Lori, I can’t see the banner either… )

  3. Mark says:

    There are devices that work like old-fashioned razor strops that allow you to get 40 or 50 uses out of a single disposible blade:

    I’ve used mine (for my face, he added) for 10 years or more. I buy a 10-pack of blades every 2 or 3 years. It works.

  4. gettinggreen says:

    Is the banner fixed now? It should be… dang WordPress formatting issues…

    I did read about that razor saver, Mark. I might invest in one as a back-up. And it’s true, most guys probably wouldn’t want to laser off all the hair on their face. It’s kinda nice having a bit of shadow there, I think.

  5. David says:

    So, let me get this straight … some women actually tweeze? That’s a lot ‘o freakin’ tweezin’!

    As for shaving: Its not just the blade that dulls, so much as the little bits of hair shafts that, when dry, become sharp blades themselves. So, re-using an old toothbrush and carefully brushing away from the blade edges, I can make a blade (cartidge) last for ages. Then again, I’ve got baby-face; so that simplifies things for me.

    Oh, the banner is back for me after M.I.A for awhile.

  6. nichole says:

    Margaret Atwood! *SWOON* You’re the luckiest! And apparently the hairlessiest!

  7. Lucy says:

    Are you thinking to have your hair removed, from any part of your body with the ultimate hair laser removal? Then, you should stop applying those numbing creams on your bodies, especially on large areas. Although they are considered safe for your skin, if you are about to have a laser treatment, it may not be a wise idea, as the cream is absorbed in the bloodstream. It is better to leave that to the hands of those that will be performing the hair removal, as they know better how much and where to apply the cream.

  8. I love going to the beach, but after I have waxed and shaved for the past couple of years, I have developed an annoying folliculitis, and having a darkening of the skin because of inflammation. And it just bothers me having all these spots all over me. I’m sure laser hair removal will not only help me get rid of them, buy it will also reduce hair grow in this particular bikini area.

  9. Laser treatment is certainly the ideal option for many, but I wish it didn’t cost so much! There are always less expensive alternatives to hair removal though.

  10. JC Haynie says:

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