Laser Hair Removal for Men & Women
Laser Hair Removal is a safe, effective, and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in the removal of unwanted hair in all areas. Laser hair removal allows to have quick and satisfying results and it is becoming one of the most popular treatments in the industry not only for women. Laser hair removal is becoming a very popular treatment for males wanting to reduce excessive hair on their chests, backs and necks. Traditional methods of hair removal such as waxing have proven to be a slow, temporary and mostly time consuming. Vast amounts of money are spent every year on various hair removal home remedies and often result in burning, scarring and unnecessary skin reactions.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of sessions needed depends on many factors, the amount and type of hair being removed, skin colour, area of the body, coarseness of hair, reason for hirsutism, regrowth and gender. Most people need a minimum of at least 6 treatments on body hair and at least 10 on facial hair. Men, with ingrown hairs/shaving bumps, require more treatments, as they have more hair follicles. Coarse dark hairs on light skin are the easiest to treat. Multiple treatments depend on all these factors to provide long term reduction of hair growth. Hairs shed from 2-3 weeks after a treatment. It’s a great moment when you tug a hair and it falls away.
What are the side effects?
Normal side effects can occur following treatment, these include, redness, frazzling of hair, smell of burning hair and swelling around the hair follicle called folliculitis which can last for 2-3 days post treatment and can be quite itchy and spotty looking. Pain can be expected, in particular the upper lip, it is best described as short snappy sensation. Wear a sun block no less than 30-50 if sun exposure is anticipated during treatment this will help you avoid potential side effects such as hyper-pigmentation/yellow shadow on the upper lip. Rare side effects include blistering, scarring and skin texture changes.