LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Smooth, hair-free skin without having to shave or wax!
Laser hair removal utilises technology to deliberately remove hair from the body. As hair grows all over the body, some hairs are hardly noticeable, and there are areas where hair grows more quickly and more prominently. People often have hair in unwanted places, which is too excessive for them.
Using laser hair removal is the best possible solution for the reduction of hair. Our treatment works by targeting hair follicles; its energy damages the area then goes on to destroy the follicles. This then stops the follicle from producing further hair in the future. The laser creates an intense beam of light, which is then absorbed by the follicles; however, the surrounding tissues remain unaffected.
This process is called selective photothermolysis (‘photo’ means light and ‘thermolysis’ means to destroy with heat), it targets the hair and not the skin, so that there is no damage caused to the skin at all.
It is important to understand that laser hair removal is not electrolysis. Electrolysis works by directing an electric current into each individual hair follicle, which is painful and time-consuming. Lasers, on the other hand, can target a large number of hairs in one go, in a much less painful manner.
BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL
- Reduction of ingrown hairs
- Smoother skin
- No more shaving or waxing
- Minimal irritation to the skin
- Permanent hair reduction
- Reduces excessive hair growth
- Smaller pores and easy, stress-free body care.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Is Laser Hair Removal painful?
This treatment does not hurt, however some people will experience a "sunburnt" appearance in the treated areas.
How many treatments are required?
Depending on the area being treated it can take between 5-10 treatments. Areas of coarser darker hair, like the lower legs, bikini and underarms usually require fewer treatments.
What happens after?
After treatment, the dead hair needs to come through the skin; it pushes through and then sheds after around three weeks. During this period of time, the hairs will seem to grow as they are pushed out by the new skin.
When the second treatment is completed, depending on your skin type and hair type, the area can become patchy as some follicles can stop producing hairs. During this treatment, the skin may become red and the hair follicles will be raised, however, this usually calms down after a few hours but sometimes can take up to 48 hours to reduce.
It is very rare but some clients do find the skin becomes itchy a few days later when the hairs are pushing through.
As the laser only targets the hair that is actively growing, multiple treatments are necessary to treat the hair. Different hair follicles will be at different growth stages at any one time, which is why you will need a number of treatments to remove all the hairs. This can vary from person to person.