There is no doubting the evidence that laser hair removal has come a long way in recent years, with advancements in technology making it suitable for most body areas and skin types. It is the most effective method of hair removal available and unlike other methods such as waxing and shaving, laser hair removal provides long lasting results.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Laser hair removal works by targeting hair at the root to damage the follicle, without damaging the skin. The light energy from the laser enters the skin and is absorbed by melanin surrounding the hair follicle. Melanin is naturally present in the hair follicle, and when targeted with the laser in the right stage of hair growth, the hair follicle overheats damaging the bulb, preventing further hair growth.
For optimum results, a course of laser hair removal treatment is needed to ensure all hairs are caught over differing hair cycle growths. Although it’s recommended to have between 6-8 sessions, this will depend on the area being treated and your individual concerns.
IS THE PROCESS PAINFUL?
Laser hair removal is designed to target hair follicles with tiny high-heat laser beams. Whilst you may not feel the heat, you may feel like your skin is being snapped with a rubber band. The treatment can feel slightly painful to some, or just a slight uncomfortable feeling but how painful or uncomfortable will depend on each individual and their targeted area being treated, but there is no doubting that compared to other hair removal methods, laser feels virtually painless.
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT?
The word “permanent” is often thrown around when it comes to laser hair removal, however, people can expect that some hair in the targeted area to grow back later down the line. This can happen for many reasons, one being that it can be difficult to destroy every single hair follicle, or if the hair follicle is damaged but not destroyed, it will result in hair regrow. In other cases, hair may be too light, too short, or resistant to treatment when the hairs do grow back, they’ll be lighter, finer, and fewer in number. However, any regrowth can be easily managed with touch-up treatments every 6 to 12 months, or you may find that you only have the random strands of hair coming back through in which case, you can use a tweezer to pluck them.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HAVE LASER?
You can schedule a laser hair removal treatment any time through-out the year, but it’s best to go through the process sometime between October and April – otherwise known as the laser hair removal season. Just as the summer months are the best time to go bare, the winter months are the best time to undergo laser hair removal.
Sun exposure is limited during winter which means you’re far less likely to inadvertently spend too much time in the sun. During your course of treatments,it is important to avoid sun exposure as the laser makes the treatment area more sensitive and susceptible to UV damage. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to protect your skin from sun exposure in the weeks leading up to your first treatment and maintain consistent sun protection measures throughout your entire treatment course. For most people, this task is far easier to accomplish in the winter months.
Laser requires preparation which is a lot easier to do in winter. During your course of treatments, you will be required to avoid sun exposure, waxing, fake tan and sun beds, and we all know this is not ideal for summer weather when you want to throw on a pair of shorts or a summer dress. By going through the process in the winter months, you will be able to keep those stubbly areas covered up without the worry.
Allow yourself more time for results. To ensure the treatment gets rid of the hair in the specific area you’ve chosen to target, you’ll need to have multiple laser hair removal sessions over the course of a few months. Most clients see complete results after a series of 6-8 sessions (however it depends on the area being treated), with each session spaced 4-6 weeks apart this can be difficult to do over those warm summer months. This means the winter months are the ideal time to begin the laser hair removal process and by the time you finish your last session, you’ll be hair-free, care-free and swimsuit-ready just as the warm weather rolls in.
LASER SAVES YOU MONEY.
Although laser hair removal can be costly, it will usually save you money in the long run. The average woman will spend £17,000+ on waxing in her life time and £7000+ on shaving. Laser hair removal won’t just save you money, it will save you time. We spend a lot of our time waxing, shaving and tweezing on a daily basis, especially during those summer months so if you compare the cost of laser to other hair removal methods, it is significantly cost effective and even more so with our NEW! Unlimited Laser Packages.