Pampering and beauty treatments have typically been known to be more of a female thing, even many beauty treatments – and salons – are still very much targeted towards women. But why is that so?
Male grooming isn’t any different to that of a woman’s regime, men deserve to feel treated, and kept just as the next female. More recently men have been entering beauty salons for eye brow waxing, eye brow and eye lash tinting, and even laser hair removal.
Often hair removal for men is associated with some sort of sport- bodybuilder, cyclist, swimmer. Years ago, the majority of men could go their entire lives with only removing hair from their face, i.e beard shaving.
How things have changed! Experts have recently stated that more and more men are opting for the same grooming rights as women – including smooth body skin! These days, hair removal is no more unusual than moisturising. In fact, according to research company Euromonitor, 3 out of ten 18-34 year olds remove body hair regularly, with 9 out of 10 of them reckoning they look better as a result. What’s more, surveys have repeatedly shown that women prefer their men to be smooth too.
Excessive or unsightly body hair can be upsetting for both men and women and difficult or inconvenient to remove. Laser hair removal is a rapid, yet gentle way of removing unwanted hair, and is medically proven to give you permanent hair reduction.
- Laser hair removal can result in permanent removal of unwanted hair. Statistics show that 60-95% of targeted hair is permanently gone after the recommended course of treatments.
- Laser hair removal is an effective treatment for ingrown hairs. No more irritating skin and red bumps caused by those ingrown hairs we are all affected by.
- Laser hair removal procedure is much shorter than other methods such as electrolysis. Advancements in technology means you are able to carry on with your daily routine straight away with no down time.
- No more shaving or waxing! Someone can shave 11,540 times in one lifetime – with statistics like this it is easy to see why anyone would like to remove unwanted hair permanently.
- Laser hair removal is carried out by our fully qualified Practitioners who are specially trained and highly experienced in carrying out laser hair removal treatments. As the laser is passed over the area being treated, the hairs are destroyed, reducing further growth and leaving a silky smooth feel even on sensitive skin.
- Suitable for a wide variety of hair and skin types.
* A patch test is required prior to first treatment.
Beauty Haven now have the NEW Ellipse Sirius system. The system uses SWT (selective waveband technology). Short, safe busts of light are directed at the skin. The treatment works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in the hair with the light from the system, and upon absorption the light is converted into heat. This intense heat action breaks down the hair follicle, reducing the opportunity for any re-growth and also changing the entire structure of the follicle itself; overtime altering the density and appearance of the hair until it becomes unnoticeable.
Prior to treatment the area is shaved before a thin layer of protective gel (similar to that used in ultra sound) is applied to maximise absorption. Finally the Ellipse SWT is run over the area and a succession of light pulses are filtered into the hair follicle. The unique square head technology used in Ellipse treatments offer precision and accuracy that ensures that any risk of side effects is minimal. Any potentially harmful wave lengths are removed via the Unique Dual Filtering system, meaning that the light used is completely safe and visible.
Hair grows in three different cycles and the Ellipse Permanent Hair Reduction can only successfully treat hair during its growth stage. Therefore it is often necessary to undergo a course of 6-8 treatments ensuring that you leave at least 6-8 weeks between each session initially, and then only repeat as and when the hair returns.
To ensure as many hair follicles are targeted as possible it is also important not to undergo any hair removal for at least four weeks before the appointment or during the course of treatment. The same rule applies to any sun treatments, as a tan will raise the pigment level in the skin and have a severe effect on the treatments success.
Skin type is a fundamental effecting factor in this treatment as due to the high level of pigment in the skin darker skin tones often experience more pain during treatment though generally it has been compared to the sensation of a rubber band pinging on your skin.
In the past there have been cases of darker skin’s experiencing burning and as a result many salons do not offer this treatment to those of colour. However Ellipse uses the revolutionary HRD applicator to control the light levels used and prevent any side effects to darker skins. This groundbreaking technology allows them to offer SWT hair removal to darker skins.
With the Ellipse SWT Permanent Hair Reduction there is little post-treatment care required. Although people with sensitive skin may benefit from using a soothing cream for a few days following treatment, the Ellipse SWT Soothing Gel will do this as well as reducing any potential redness or swelling.
This is the perfect time of year to get started as you are required to have a course of six treatments at six weekly intervals. The treatment cannot be carried out 30 days before or after sun exposure so we have found that starting the treatments in Autumn/Winter will cause less disruption to your treatment plan.
A payment plan can be discussed if cost is a concern, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team who will be happy to discuss options with you.