Which Hair Removal method is for you, the questions you need to ask?
With so many methods of hair removal on the market it is hard to know which one to opt for, in many cases finance can play a part in our decision. Shaving is probably the first method of hair removal that most of us have used at some time in our lives. Its cheap and easy but shaving on a daily basis can lead to skin irritation and ingrown hairs, cuts and nicks on the skin, not to mention how time consuming it can be.
However, should you decide to invest in a professional to assist with hair removal management or opt for a permanent hair removal solution then deciding which hair removal method is best suited for you is a personal choice. The questions you need to ask may determine which form of hair removal you choose.
The most popular form of professional hair removal is waxing Not only does waxing remove unwanted hair, it is an exfoliation as well, removing dead skin cells at the same time. Hair is removed from the root and repeated waxing sessions will leave your hair follicles weakened, which means the regrowth slows down.
How long should my hair be before waxing?
Hair should be about ¼” long or the length of a grain of rice. This ensures the wax will stick to the hair, if the hair is too short the wax will not be able to get hold of it and the hair will not be pulled out.
Can I get waxed after sunbathing or using a sunbed?
The answer is no, the skin is already heated up, by applying another form of heat like wax this can increase the chance of skin irritation or abrasion. The same applies after you have been waxed , do not sunbathe or use a tanning booth at least 24 hours before or after waxing
How often should I wax?
Providing the hair is long enough then anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks is advised. During the summer months hair grows faster and slows down in growth during the winter months.
I have never waxed before what should I do before treatment?
It is worth getting a patch test if you have never been waxed before. Some clients can be sensitive to wax so make sure you advise the therapist if this is your first time. Do make sure the hair is long enough for the treatment, it can take a few wax treatments for the hairs to grow in sync and achieve the best results.
Is Electrolysis a permanent hair removal solution?
Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal treatment.
Does Electrolysis work for everyone?
Electrolysis is suitable for everyone, both male and female. It will work on any colour of hair and any colour of skin tone.
How many treatments will it take?
Electrolysis is a course of treatments and the amount of treatments vary from client to client. No set time or figure can be put on this, however you will notice a difference in the hair growth and if you stick to a treatment plan eventually your hair will be gone forever.
Is laser a permanent hair removal system?
Laser is a permanent hair reduction and management solution for removing unwanted hair.
Does laser work on all hair types?
Laser is only suitable for dark hair.
Can I book laser anytime of the year?
The best time to book for laser hair removal is during the Autumn/Winter months when there is limited sun, avoiding sun exposure four weeks before and after laser treatments to prevent photo sensitivity.
Why do I have to shave before treatment?
The therapist will shave the hair so that the laser does not singe the hair. This is the only time when using a razor will not alter the treatment as the light is targeted at the root of the hair.
How many treatments are required?
We recommend a course of 6 treatments with intervals of 4 weeks for face hair and 6 weeks for body hair between each session of treatment.
What if I miss an appointment?
After the first initial consultation a treatment plan will be discussed, should you miss an appointment it is best to arrange your next appointment as near to the original one as possible and to finish your course of treatments.
Should you have any further questions or wish to book in for an appointment, Beauty Haven will be more than happy to help you decide on which form of hair removal treatment is best for you.