If you’re searching for the benefits of laser hair removal you’re likely on the fence about booking your first session or weighing out the pro’s and con’s against other popular hair removal treatments such as waxing and electrolysis.
Now all of these treatments have their utility and may vary in suitability for different people and circumstances but we recommend laser hair removal as the premier choice for people looking for permanent hair removal services.
As a quick summary laser hair removal involves a technique to remove unwanted hair on either the body or the face. This procedure uses concentrated beams of light, better known as laser light in order to destroy the hair follicles.
These beams are directed into the hair follicles which are made up of tiny sacs in your skin were your hairs grow, the pigment within the follicle absorbs the lasers light. This light energy then converts into heat which damages or destroys the hair follicle. These laser beams work by targeting the melanin (colour) of the hairs.
Treatment is often best suited for people with a light complexion and dark hair but quality results can still be achieved for other individuals if the practitioner is using the latest laser hair removal technology such as our Motus AY Alexandite & ND Yag laser.
The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is scientifically proven to be associated with a number of benefits, especially when you compare this technique to other hair removal methods. Below is a list of some of the most important benefits you can achieve from laser hair removal:
1. LASER HAIR REMOVAL IS VERY FAST
Per square centimeter of hair removal due to the low prep time and consistent effectiveness (I.e no multiple applications of wax on the same area) laser hair removal is actually a very quick procedure with some sessions taking as little as 2 minutes. The time that it will take is largely dependent on the area size that is being targeted. For example, it will obviously take far longer in order to remove hair from an area such as your back than it would be to remove hair from the upper lip or your brows.
2. THE RESULTS ARE LONG-LASTING
Unlike the other traditional methods to remove hair such as waxing, sugaring, or shaving, where the hair grows back in days or in weeks. After laser hair removal, most of hair will be gone permanently, which means it will never grow back.
Hair grows in three different cycles and the Permanent Hair Reduction can only successfully treat hair during its growth stage. Therefore it is often necessary to undergo a course of 6-8 treatments ensuring that you leave at least 4-8 weeks between each session initially, and then only repeat as and when the hair returns.
Hair growth is cyclical, as hair follicles go through resting and growing phases. Only follicles in the growth phase contain hair and are destroyed by the heat. Resting hair follicles need to enter the growth phase before they can be effectively destroyed. That’s why it is necessary to repeat the treatment at intervals until all hair follicles have been through the growth phase. The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Clients with fair skin and light hair colour or dark skin with dark hair may require more sessions.
3. THE PROCEDURE IS VERY PRECISE AND EXACT
Provided you have your hair removed by an experienced and trained technician, the light beams operate with exact precision when it comes to targeting your unwanted hair. A professional treatment will also mean that the skin that surrounds the hair follicle remains intact and undamaged.
4. NONE OF THE SIDE EFFECTS LINKED WITH THREADING OR WAXING
Lasers over the years have advanced leaps and bounds, and the technology continues to improve. For example, the Alma Platinum Ice laser which I used in our clinic features its own unique cooling system, this provides the ultimate comfort over the course of the treatment. In fact, with the latest lasers, you won’t experience any lingering pain or discomfort, which means you can leave pain-free and feeling relaxed.
6. THE FREEDOM TO WEAR WHAT YOU LIKE
You will no longer have to worry about those last minute and often painful shaves when you have an important event coming up. For example, you can wear your favorite strappy or sleeveless tops not having to worry about an overgrowth of hair under your arms. The same rings true for your favorite skirts and of course those trips to the beach or swimming pool.
7. NOT HAVING TO REMOVE YOUR HAIR ALL THE TIME FREES UP A LOT MORE TIME FOR YOU
You wont be surprised to know that many women and men for that matter spend a lot of valuable time when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair. When you no longer have to remove unwanted hair from your body on a regular basis, you might well find extra time available in your daily routine.
8. INCREASE YOUR CONFIDENCE
Impeccable grooming naturally makes everyone feel better about how they look and feel. When you no longer have to worry about unsightly regrowth or a 5-o’clock shadow, you will automatically feel more confident about the way you look.
9. CAREFREE AND HAIR FREE HOLIDAYS
Laser hair removal is one of the best things you can do for those holidays in the summer months. It provides a way for you to relax and really enjoy your time away when you know you no longer have to worry about those unwanted hairs. However, if you are planning a laser hair removal treatment before your next holiday, make sure you have it done a few months before the time as exposure to the sun is not recommended after one of these treatments.
10. TONED AND SMOOTHER SKIN
Laser hair removal will leave your skin feeling a loft softer and silkier. This procedure also works well on improving the appearance of your skin while enhancing your muscle tone.
11. REDUCED BODY ODOR
Many clients reported a reduction in body odor.
12. A RELIABLE TECHNIQUE TO REMOVE EXCESS HAIR
Laser hair removal is often a relief for individuals that have large amounts of hair that they are embarrassed about. This includes women that have polycystic ovary issues, or people with hormonal imbalances, and men who have a lot more back hair than they would like. For people that have problems regarded as chronic, consistent treatments can be expensive and exhausting. Laser removal, on the other hand, offers effective and long-lasting results.
13. NO SIDE EFFECTS
95% of our clients reported no side effects.
14. COST EFFECTIVE
Once you start going for laser hair removal sessions you won’t have to worry about spending money on products such as depilatory creams, razors, costly wax treatments or any other method you used to remove your hair before.
Did you know? Waxing is by far the most expensive form of hair removal. While respondents reported waxing only one to two times per month, women who wax will spend an average of £23,000 on hair removal in a lifetime.
15. LOW MAINTENANCE
Once you have completed your treatments which is usually between 6 and 10 every 4 to 6 weeks, most people enter what is known as the “touch-up” phase. This usually means you require one maintenance treatment once every few years.
16. NO MORE INGROWN HAIRS
Unlike epilating, threading, and waxing you will no longer have to worry about unsightly and often painful ingrown hairs. You can also forget about having to deal with razor irritation or burns. Laser hair removal is even believed to improve the painful condition of ingrown hairs.
17. NO MORE WAITING FOR HAIR GROWTH
Your hair does not need to surface in order to go for a laser treatment. In fact, most spas and clinics will ask you to shave a day or two before the session in order to prevent the scorching of your surface hairs. What this ultimately means is that while you wait between each session for this method to work, you also get to remain hair-free, unlike a procedure such as waxing where you have to wait for the hairs to get to the right length before you can wax again.
18. HIGH SAFETY PROFILE
Using a laser over your skin may seem like a dangerous exercise, but this form of hair removal is in fact extremely safe when performed by a trained and experienced technician. This method also eliminates the chances of cutting or nicking your skin or getting a reaction to a nasty chemical.
Even though this treatment is highly effective when it comes to targeting the unwanted hair follicles, it is also non-invasive. It also means a faster recovery time and fewer dangers involved.
Quick Tips On Preparing For Laser Hair Removal
If you have decided that you would like to give laser hair removal a try, you need to stop electrolysis, waxing, and plucking at least 4 weeks before your first session. This is because the laser is targeting the roots of the hair which are removed temporarily by plucking or waxing.
Here at the RKE Canterbury Clinic we’ve got 3 different hair removal systems to best suit your needs and your budget. For more information please visit our website.