The options for hair removal are endless, from waxing and shaving to tweezing, but laser hair removal offers a more permanent approach to getting rid of unwanted hair.
As the skin should not be exposed to the sunlight 30 days before and after laser treatment the Winter months are the perfect time to commence a course of treatments. Following your treatment we strongly recommend using an SPF30 after treatment to prevent burning or pigmentation even on a sunny day in Northern Ireland during the winter.
If you have fair skin and dark hair you are the ideal candidate for laser as you will get great results. Unfortunately, laser does not work on light, red or grey hairs. Darker skin can be treated by laser but believe it or not a darker skin can burn more easily therefore the energy is kept much lower and may require an extra session or two.
*If you are unsure if either your skin or hair colour is suitable for laser hair removal, book in for a free, no obligation consultation to determine suitability of treatment. A small area is tested with the laser and any questions you may have can be answered. At the consultation the laser technician will explain the procedure of the laser treatment and advise approximately how many treatments are required and the costs involved. No two people are the same therefore treatment plans will be discussed for your individual needs. If it turns out that laser hair removal isn’t for you, electrolysis may be option, this would be discussed at consultation.
How does it work?
Laser hair removal works by sending the light of the laser through the pigment in the hair. This light converts to heat which damages the hair follicle and hair bulb. The sensation is likened to a flick from an elastic band.
What are the most common areas?
Popular areas for woman are upper lip, chin, underarm, bikini and lower leg. Treatment intervals on body area is 6 -weekly. Facial hair removal intervals are four-weekly, and a typical course is 6- 8 treatments.
What are the main benefits you can expect from choosing laser hair removal?
- Precision – Laser can selectively target hair whilst leaving the surrounding skin area undamaged.
- Speed – Many hairs can be treated at the same time as the laser takes a fraction of second.
- Cost effective – Take into account the amount spent on waxing over a prolonged period of time, usually years. Or the money spent on razors and shaving foams.
- Time – No need to shave every day.
- Ingrown Hairs – Laser hair removal tends to end this problem.
Hopefully with the implementation of the new vaccine for COVID-19, 2021 will reintroduce the opportunity for us to travel again, so if you are hoping to visit sunnier climes this year and ditch your razor in favour of smooth skin book your consultation today.