Here we are, nearly at the end of January in 2017, it’s crazy how fast time actually flies, before we all know it, it will be bikini season! So why not prepare now for that perfect beach body – and by perfect I mean hair-free! How fantastic would it be to not have to pack a razor or hair removal creams when you are getting ready for your summer holiday this year.
Prior to your first treatment an initial consultation is important to ensure you are suitable for treatment. As no two clients are alike, the results can vary. Fair skinned clients with dark hair will definitely see the best results, and the fastest results. Those with darker skins can still be treated but the treatment energy has to be kept lower due to the risk of skin burns so it may take a few extra treatments to get the same results. This will all be discussed at consultation. The treatment offers permanent hair reduction of around 85%. No one can guarantee 100% permanent hair removal and should not, as hormonal fluctuations throughout our lifetime can cause regrowth. You should however see a massive reduction of hair growth after 6 treatments, usually you will need to have the odd top up treatment, once or twice a year is average. Of courses there is no doubt we have had clients that have had fantastic results after only three or four treatments but it is best to assume you will need to have at least six treatments.
There are 3 different stages of hair growth:
- Anagen – growing stage
- Catagen – transition stage
- Telogen – resting stage
When we treat an area all hair growth stages are targeted however only hair in the anagen stage can be treated successfully as this is where the hair is attached to the follicle. The hairs can be in any of these three stages at any one time. The number of hairs in the anagen phase at any one time varies from 10-70% depending on the body site. This is why repeated treatments are necessary, which will depend on the area being treated. The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age.
The most common treatment areas in woman are the legs, bikini line, underarm and face, whereas in men the back, chest and beard area are most common, however the laser is safe to use on most areas of the body so no matter what your area of concern is please ask our team who will be happy to advise you.
This type of hair removal is popular for many reasons, improved appearance and more importantly leaving painful hair removal methods behind. If you suffer from ingrown hairs this treatment will make a great difference to you.
Timing is everything and as staying out of the sun is important whilst having laser hair removal, this is the perfect time of year to start your treatment. The treatments are six weeks apart for body hair and four weeks apart for facial hair. So by the time summer comes around and you are ready to hit the beach you will be well into your course of treatments and will already be seeing great results.
Just a few precautions following treatment to be aware of:
For 48 hours following treatment, avoid all heat treatments such as excessive exercise, swimming hot baths or showers, steam rooms and saunas. Also avoid perfumes, aftershaves and deoderants.
If the cost of the treatment is a concern for you we can offer a payment plan for you to help spread the cost. We also offer a free consultation and at the minute 20% off your first treatment. If you have been considering this for a while, why not kick start 2017 and do something for yourself. You won’t regret it.
For those who do not have the dark, coarse hair required for laser hair removal we do offer alternative solutions such as electrolysis which is also very effective. If you would like any more information on electrolysis or are confused as to which method is for you please give one of the team a call and we will be happy to advise.