We all have hair, and we all sometimes wish we had more of it or less of it in different places. And the problem with hair is, that when you cut it or shave it, it always grows back. However, if you do have unwanted hair there is now a permanent solution. Have you considered laser hair removal? It’s safe, effective and can be used virtually anywhere on the body—so it could be the ideal way of achieving the results you’re looking for.
Why choose laser treatment?
Removing excess body hair can seem like a never-ending treadmill. If you shave every day, over the course of a year it can add up to hours and hours of your time, not to mention the expense of razor blades and shaving creams. However, laser treatment can remove up to 95% of unwanted hair, including ingrown hairs. It could literally make shaving a thing of the past. The treatment itself is quick and painless, with no down-time afterwards.
How does laser treatment work?
Laser treatment involves the use of targeted pulses of light to inhibit hair growth within individual hair follicles. It can be used to remove unwanted and ingrowing hairs on the chin, neck and cheeks to prevent beard growth, or on the back, chest, arms and legs to deal with unwanted body hair. The laser light specifically targets melanin, the dark pigment that gives hair its colour. The melanin heats up while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected, and the hair-producing cells of the follicle are destroyed.
The treatment itself is quick and painless—the most you are likely to feel is a little tingling or heat on the skin. The skin may be red for a day or two following treatment, but applying a cooling gel to the skin before treatment can lessen this effect. The treated hairs will naturally fall out over the following few weeks.
Who can have laser treatment?
Because laser treatment targets the dark melanin pigment, it works best on dark brown and black hair. Generally, it’s not suitable for grey or blond hair as there isn’t enough melanin in the follicles to be targeted.
How many treatments will I need?
Different people respond differently to laser hair removal. As hair grows in cycles and laser treatment only works on actively growing follicles, there is always a need for several treatments to catch all of the hairs during a growth phase. Most people will require between six and 12 treatment sessions to achieve completely smooth, hairless skin.