Tired of repeating the cycle of plucking, shaving and waxing?
These daily rituals are not only inconvenient but can damage your skin in the process. Enter Laser Hair Removal. After just one session you’ll see a reduction of hair by up to 30%.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal pulses a gentle beam of light to the skin and selectively heats the hairs to permanently damage the part of the hair follicle that causes new hairs to grow.
Although laser may sound scary, the reality is that with the use of our Elite + laser from Cynosure paired with a Zimmer cooling system, we are able to treat the hairs effectively and safely while keeping you comfortable.
With two wavelengths the Elite + is able to remove unwanted hair on any skin tone, which with traditional technologies would not be able to be done safely. This means that with each laser session you know your skin is in safe hands.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
When the laser is applied over the skin, it is converted into energy which seeks out the pigment in the hair. The energy then travels down the hair into the base of the hair follicle to permanently damage the stem cells and blood supply which are responsible for a new hair growing.
The laser will only effectively damage the hairs that are in the first stage of the growth cycle - the anagen phase. The hairs in this phase are in their ‘growing’ stage and are still firmly attached the hair follicle. Approximately 20% of the hairs anywhere on your body will be in this stage of growth.
These growth cycles are why we recommend, on average, 6-10 laser sessions to achieve desired results. The amount of sessions you will need will depend on your age, hair colour and hair thickness. Darker, courser hairs are treated best with the laser, although lighter and finer hairs may still be able to achieve a great result. Unfortunately, blonde, red and white hairs are unable to be removed with laser.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right For Me?
The short answer is YES! Laser Hair Removal is suitable for nearly everyone with The Skin Boutique.
If you are sick of maintaining your unwanted hair, whether it is on you body, or your face, it is time to take action!
There are very few people who are not suitable for Laser Hair Removal, majority of the time, only people with white, blonde and red hair are unable to achieve results with laser. Many people assume they are not suitable for laser due to their hair or skin colour, but in many instances we can achieve amazing results. If you are unsure, book in for your complementary consultation with one of our clinics today!
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For My First Session?
If you have booked for your consultation, the first thing you will need to do is take note of any medications you are taking, this will ensure we can tailor your treatments without any side effects.
Next you will need to make sure you don’t have any fake tan left on the area you are wanting to have treated with the laser and have not had any sun exposure where the heat is still retained in the skin.
Lastly, the key to a successful laser treatment is making sure the area is shaved well 12-24 hours before your session. This will ensure the laser energy is delivered deep into the skin, reducing discomfort during your treatment and reducing the chance of unwanted side effects.
We may also require someone who tans easily to prepare their skin with a product that will inhibit the over production of pigment for 2-3 weeks before your first treatment and during the course of laser. Due to the laser creating heat in the skin, the cells which create the colour can be stimulated as well. The use of a serum with quality pigment blocking ingredients will help to keep you and your skin safe.
If you would like to learn more about how The Skin Boutique can help you achieve smooth, hairless skin, call or visit one of our clinics. The only regret you will have is that you didn’t try it sooner!