Extreme minimalism Monday: laser beard removal

Would you like to get rid of that razor, can of shaving cream, and bottle of after-shave on your bathroom vanity? Do you spend a small fortune on expensive five-bladed razor refills? Would you like to shave five minutes off your morning routine?

If so, you should consider laser beard removal. Yes, it will hurt. Badly. But honestly, what’s six sessions of excruciating pain paired with the smell of burning hair follicles when weighed against less bathroom clutter and a lifetime of not having to shave?

If you decide to take the plunge, be advised that I won’t be joining you, as I’m waiting for the Chester A. Arthur look to come back into style.

6 Comments for “Extreme minimalism Monday: laser beard removal”

  1. posted by James E. Robinson, III on

    I have felt more “uncluttered” since i dropped the razors with the $100 refill packs and bought a razor, some blades and a can of Barbasol. Which, for $100, you will have enough supplies for *years*.

  2. posted by Liora on

    With laser there is no smell of burning hair follicles. Unlike electrolysis, it shouldn’t hurt much, if at all. It’s also probably going to take more like 8-12 treatments, leaning toward the higher end if you want everything gone. And it’s unlikely to be successful on anything but dark hair. Um, you wanna rewrite this whole article? ;)

  3. posted by simon on

    That and you look like a 12-year-old boy or a cross-dresser for the rest of your life.

  4. posted by David on

    Ok I have a good friend who has me come along for their laser hair removal sessions. Simply to hold their hand to make it easier to get through the pain.

    The smell of burning hair? Well it’s not too bad so long as the person doing the laser hair removal keeps a little vacuum hose right there next to the laser to suck up the smell of burning hair.

    But I still smell it and my friend who’s getting the treament notices it even with the vacuum.

    The article is fine the way it is.

  5. posted by Robert 'Groby' Blum on

    Liora: Laser *is* painful. Your face will be swollen and puffy for a day or so. There *is* smell of burnt hair. I tried it ;)

    Electrolysis – takes longer, more painful, but the only permanent solution. Lasered hair has a good chance of growing back.

  6. posted by April on

    Laser is not that painful. I’ve had three of six sessions so far, and I have had zero shaving. I love it so much, I just added more treatment areas. Electrolysis did NOT work for my mother, despite repeated sessions, and they gave me one prick and I had no interest. Laser does not feel like kittens are licking your skin, but it’s really not that big of a deal, and the results are totally worth it to me. Maybe I have a higher pain threshold.

    Check out the place you go to first. I wasn’t swollen at all. Yes-there is a slight burnt hair smell while they are doing it, but it’s not really a big deal.

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