Is Laser Hair Removal right for you?1st August 2018
Did you know that the average British woman will spend a staggering £8,000 in a lifetime on removing unwanted hair! If you are tired of shaving or waxing, then perhaps you’d like to consider laser hair removal, which actually works out cheaper in the long term. This blog answers many frequently asked questions to help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.
How does it work?
We use the latest laser hair removal technology, the MeDioStar NeXT PRO, with an integrated skin-cooling system, which guarantees the highest levels of comfort available. This technology provides a very selective and safe treatment. It also allows the treatment of dark or tanned skin with very low risk of any loss of skin colour (A lot of laser hair removal technologies cannot be used on tanned skin, hence limiting when they can be done). Unlike sugaring or waxing, you can shave between treatments, so say goodbye to growing your leg hair!
Does it hurt and is it safe?
Using a special SmoothPulse mode makes the laser pulse sensation almost unnoticeable, even for sensitive clients. This treatment is virtually painless. During the session, the fully trained therapist will work systematically over the area being treated; emitting flashes of light, and a mild sting and some slight heat may be felt. After the treatment, a soothing gel will be applied and it is recommended to continue this regularly at home, together with an SPF30+ sunblock. Please note the treatment sensation will vary from client to client.
How long does it take?
Each treatment session is quick, e.g. both underarms takes less then 2 minutes. It is important to shave the targeted area beforehand (do not use a hair removal cream). Permanent hair reduction, however, cannot be achieved after just one session. The amount of sessions required for complete permanent hair removal depends on the area to be treated and the individual skin type. One treatment is needed every 4-8 weeks for most of the body, but for the face every 3-4 weeks. On average, successful treatment requires between 6 and 8 sessions.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
Most adult men and women can have Laser hair removal. It can also be used for children based on an individual consultation and with the parent’s consent. There is no upper age limit, as long as the hair is not white or grey, as these hair types do not contain any melanin. All areas of the body are suitable, except around the eye, inside the nose or the inner ear. Laser treatment cannot be performed over any area where a tattoo is present. All skin colours/tones are suitable.
Are the results permanent?
After the treatment, hair may appear to continue to grow, but it is in fact shedding. This can take from 1-4 weeks and the hair will then fall out and regrow, usually more slowly than normal, softer, finer, lighter and slightly patchy. This is because the hairs which were actively growing while having treatment have been damaged or destroyed. After each treatment, progressively more unwanted hairs are destroyed, with the hair free areas becoming larger and more visible. This treatment offers permanent hair reduction; resulting in soft, smooth skin.
Is it expensive?
We have formulated our prices to give the best value to our customers whilst realistically considering the number of treatment sessions required. If you book a course of 5 sessions, you will get the 6th FREE! Longer term, laser hair removal will work out cheaper than regular waxing or sugaring throughout your lifetime. Click here for full details.
Call 07542 992332 to book in for a free patch test or if you have any questions.
Your journey to hairless, silky skin begins here…
L&A Evolution, the laser hair removal specialist in Maidenhead.