Full Body Hair Reduction
Tweezing, plucking, shaving, waxing, lasering - we go through a lot trying to get rid of unwanted body hair. Whether it appears on the back, face, arms, legs, or any other part of the body, the result is the same. Luckily, there are many ways to remove the hair.
Some are more cost-
effective but don't last as long, while others last for years but cost more.
Hair Removal Option
Many people have unwanted hair. It's common on the upper lip, chin, cheeks, back, legs, fingers, feet, and toes.
It can have many causes, including genetics, certain medications such as steroids, higher levels of certain hormones, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. There are several ways to remove unwanted hair. With most methods, at least some of the hair will eventually grow back.
Laser Hair Removal
If you're not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering.
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is more than just ''zapping'' unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure.
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That'sbecause the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
Laser Hair Removal Helps You Say Goodbye To Shaving And Waxing
Laser hair removal is a clinically proven, effective treatment for permanent hair removal of unwanted facial and body hair for both women and men and suitable for all skin types.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?
The laser is attracted to the dark pigment in hair called melanin. The energy from the laser travels down to the base of the hair follicle using melanin as a ‘conductor’ where it disperses as thermal energy. This damages the base of the hair follicle rendering it unable to produce hair asquickly. This rate of growth will decrease more as you have further treatments.
As well as the laser needing melanin, the hair must also be in a certain stage of its growth cycle for the treatment to be effective. This cycle is known as the ‘active growing phase’, or anagen, and is when the hair is connected to the base of the hair follicle. This connection provides a direct pathway for the laser energy to disperse where the hair is produced at the base of the follicle.
Not every hair is in this phase at any one time on the body which is why you will need multiple treatments. This is referred to as the ‘resting phase’ or telogen.
IS THIS THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR ME?
As melanin is needed in order for the treatment to be effective, laser hair removal unfortunately does not yet work on blonde, white or greyhair.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED TREATMENT?
You must have the treatment on a regular basis to get the maximum benefit. Facial hair is treated every 4 weeks and body hair is treated every 6weeks. We recommend a minimum of six treatments.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?
You may have some redness in the skin; this is completely normal and generally settles within 24 hours. Protecting your skin from the sun is essential to avoid any darkening caused by increased pigment in the skin called hyperpigmentation. The sk:n after care kit will help to protect your skin.