Now that the cold weather has set in and we’re adding layers of clothing to stay warm rather than putting our skin on show, you might wonder why we want to talk Laser Hair Removal.
Laser Hair Removal is a safe and effective way of reducing the appearance of areas of unwanted hair. However, it requires multiple treatments, each of which have to be set several weeks apart to allow the hair in the treatment area to be in a state of growth. The reason that the hair has to be in a state of growth for the treatment to work, is to allow the laser to travel down the hair to the follicle, collapsing the follicle and preventing future hair growth.
Each individual responds differently to treatment, although as a guide most individuals require a minimum of 6-9 treatments with 6-10 weeks between each treatment, which means a full course of treatment could take approximately 8 months minimum. Starting treatment now would mean you would be able to see results next Summer.
Another benefit to starting treatment in Winter is that as part of the treatment process you need to ensure that the treatment area is not exposed to the sun, which is much easier to do in the colder months when we are wrapped up.
Best for treating: Unwanted hair with a dark pigment, this is because dark hair facilitates the travel of the laser’s energy. Unfortunately, light hair is not able to be treated in the same way.
Number of treatments: 6-9 minimum treatments, spaced 6-10 weeks apart.
Getting ready for Treatment:
- Steer clear of the sun in the month lead up to treatment
- Stop waxing, the laser has to travel along the hair to work
- The day before your treatment you’ll need to remove the hair in the treatment area by shaving.
Treatment Duration: 30-60 minutes depending on area
Anaesthetic: Topical anaesthetic cream
Sensitivity Period: You might experience some discomfort and redness during and after treatment, which should only last a few hours.
Back To Work: Straight away, there’s no downtime for treatment, but if you’ve had treatment on your face you might not want to go back to work immediately.
Duration of Results: Top up treatments might be required depending on the individual. This is usually annually or less.
For more information give us a call on 01225 700072.