30 Mar Laser hair removal – less painful than you think!
Shaving, waxing, hair removal creams, sugaring and epilating all have their place – they can all be done at home, or you can arrange to have most done in a salon. But when we have busy lives, unwanted hair can be a pain, annoying and quite frankly, a bit of a chore.
But what if you could have hair removed, permanently? No more hurried shaving cuts in the shower, last minute visits to the salon to have a wax or being conscious of prickly legs when the sun makes an unexpected appearance.
It’s laser hair removal to the rescue!
Laser hair removal is quick, relatively pain free and the results are permanent. After only a few visits to have your chosen areas treated, you’ll be gorgeously hair-free and smooth. You can have your legs treated, your bikini line, your chest and even delicate areas of your face.
And it really isn’t as painful as you might think. Our therapists are experts, and will talk you through every step of the process and take it as slowly as you like.
Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types and colors and results in smoother skin and less chance of ingrown hairs. It’s also great if you have a condition such as PCOS which causes excessive hair growth.
Lighter hair is unsuitable for laser hair removal and our therapists will advise how your unwanted hair will respond to treatment. Generally, the darker the hair, the better the result. This is because the laser is attracted to dark pigments in the hair follicle, the darker the pigment, the more the laser will be attracted to it and the more likely that hair follicle is to be killed.
Each laser hair removal session is tailor made to you. Your therapist will adjust the laser to suit the darkness of your hair and the color of your skin. The darker your skin, the longer the wavelength of the laser that will be used. This makes sure it penetrates deeper into the skin, below the melanin, avoiding burning the skin. Your therapist will pass the laser over the area which also has a cooling blast of cold air to help keep your skin calm. You’ll hear the buzz of the laser and both you and your therapist will need to wear UV goggles to protect your eyes.
We all have different pain thresholds, but generally laser hair removal feels no more than annoying, like being continuously flicked with an elastic band. How many treatments you’ll need will depend on the size of the area being treated and how thick your hair is. Most areas can be 90% free from hair in six sessions.
In the long run, you’ll be saving not only time, but money too as you won’t need to buy razors or book waxing sessions. Book your first appointment today and begin your journey to effortlessly smooth, hair-free skin, every single day!