While the term ‘Laser Hair Removal’ is not a new one, many people do not actually know what it means, or what the cosmetic treatment does. It can sound scary and painful, but the reality is almost the complete opposite. The process originated over 40 years ago, but has become increasingly popular in recent years.
The technical name for Laser Hair Removal is photothermolysis. It involves a clinician aiming highly concentrated light at hair follicles on the patient. Individual follicles absorb the light, which then converts to heat when passing through the skin. The follicles overheat and become inert. This change inhibits future hair growth from that follicle. No more unwanted hair!
Laser hair removal is most effective in the anagen growth phase. Since not all hair follicles are in anagen phase at once, the process needs repeat sessions to target all the unwanted hair follicles in the desired area. While this process might entail returning for approximately 6 sessions, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And when you compare the process of laser hair removal to a lifetime of shaving or waxing, 6 sessions isn’t so bad after all.
There are numerous positives associated with laser removal. Laser hair removal is the most effective and targeted form of hair removal. While it may not seem so when returning for several 45-minute sessions, after these you have no need to come back! So if you have six laser hair removal sessions for your legs, you could say goodbye to unwanted leg hair forever in just 4.5 hours!
Laser Hair Removal is consistent and predictable, as you know exactly what to expect both during and after the sessions. Many people have bad reactions to different types of wax, and nothing is worse than leaving the salon with red irritation marks surrounding the brow instead of fresh smooth skin. While some people experience minor irritation after a laser hair removal treatment, this redness subsides quickly. Furthermore, after you complete your treatments you never have to worry about ‘missing a spot’ again.
The permanence of laser hair removal is potentially its biggest selling point. The fact that after completion approximately 90% of any unwanted hair is gone forever is almost unbelievable. Plus the fact that it means smoother skin and less ingrown hairs, laser hair removal seems the obvious choice.
A study by Centro Unicos reveals that the average woman spends a whopping £18,000 on waxing during her lifetime! Women that prefer shaving also spend £5,100 on supplies, and eight full weeks of her life with a razor in her hand. Comparatively, laser treatment starts at just £216 for six sessions for an area such as eyebrows!
So put down that razor and wax strip, and, instead, fill out a form for a consultation with a laser hair specialist in your area today!