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Your guide to laser hair removal

Male chest with half laser hair removal

12th March 2019

Your guide to laser hair removal

Want to know why there’s so much fuss and celebrity endorsement when it comes to laser hair removal? It’s because it’s permanent and can reduce your hair regrowth by up to 80% Think how manageable getting rid of your unwanted hair would be, if you only had to deal with 20% of what you currently have.

The reason why it’s so effective, is because it works in a different way to traditional hair removal methods. Shaving removes the visible hair as it appears above the skin surface, while waxing, sugaring and plucking takes the hair by its roots, giving you a little longer before it regrows through the skin surface and is visible once again.

Laser hair removal, on the other hand, damages the hair follicle itself, so it’s no longer capable of producing hairs; any hairs. What the laser device does is heat the hair follicle to such a degree, that it is rendered dormant. It can only do this to hair follicles, which have a hair actively growing out of them. These are known as hairs in their active phase.

As only a certain number of hairs on your body are in this active phase at any one time, you will need a number of laser hair removal sessions, spaced apart in order to target the maximum number of hair follicles.

If you’re planning on removing hair from body areas that will be more exposed during the summer, such as the legs and the armpits for women, or the chest and back for men, then you’ll need to begin your hair removal sessions a few months in advance. Imagine a summer where you don’t have to shave every day and stubble rash is in the past!

 

Does it hurt?

Don’t let the fact that lasers are commonly perceived as dangerous, or that your follicles will be heated to a high temperature, put you off having treatment. Our laser operator is extensively trained and extremely experienced in delivering safe, reliable results. The very nature of the laser hair removal device, given that it has a cooling tip built in, means it has an excellent safety record.

Your skin will not be heated. Many have likened the sensation to having elastic bands twanged against your skin. It’s uncomfortable for a few moments, but not painful. Following treatment, your skin may be red and sensitive. Your practitioner will advise you on how to care for your skin in the days afterwards and what you should avoid applying to it.

 

Booking your laser hair removal treatment

We treat skin areas large and small. The laser hair removal device will remove hair from large expanses of skin, such as the back, legs, chest or abdomen, as easily as it will from smaller, more intricate areas; such as the face.

The length of time your treatment will take per session depends on how much skin needs to be covered. When you come and meet us for your consultation, we’ll be able to give you a better idea of the time it’ll take and how many sessions you’ll need. The results will depend on hair colour too, as some skin and hair types enjoy more effective laser hair removal treatment than others.

Please get in touch to find out more about the availability of our consultation times and appointments. In order to be bikini-ready for the beach this summer, please don’t delay.

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Unico Aesthetic cannot guarantee specific results.