For a long time, we as a species – men and women alike – have had a thing about removing body hair but man, can it be a chore. Enter laser hair removal: the only way to permanently rid yourself of those pesky follicles forever. Not sure if you’re up for it? Let us answer a few questions you may have: Where should I go?
Choosing a clinic/technician is VERY IMPORTANT. Laser hair removal is a medical procedure and requires specialist training and qualifications. If you can’t see the certificates, don’t book the appointment. Where can I get lasered? Laser hair removal treatments are actually suitable for most areas of the body, including the legs, arms, underarms, face, bottom and bikini line.
The procedure is incredibly precise, so even on sensitive parts of the body the laser can zap hair away without damaging your skin. What do I need to do beforehand? Most clinics recommend that you avoid plucking or waxing for at least six weeks before going under the laser, but you can shave if the thought of being hairy for that long gives you palpitations.
It’s also advisable to shave just before your procedure as it helps to minimise any pain. Which leads us to… Will it hurt? We can’t lie – there’ll probably be some discomfort during your procedure. The process is often compared to having an elastic band snapped against your skin, being scratched by a cat or plucking several hairs out at once.
Fortunately, there are coolants and numbing creams available to help anyone struggling with pain – ask your technician before you start about your options. How many sessions will I need? That depends on the thickness, colour and location of the hair, but one thing we can tell you as that you won’t be fuzz-free first time! Most people need anywhere between three and seven sessions before hair loss is permanent and there’s no regrowth. Hair removal options such as waxing or shaving often mean you have to wait for the hair to grow before you remove it, but with laser hair removal you don’t have to wait for the hair to grow out before removing it.
That said, it’s advisable to shave the areas that you want treated 24 hours before the appointed treatment. For best results, typically it takes a course of four to six treatments, your consultation at City Hair Removal Clinic will be able to help you determine how many treatments you will be needing. Laser hair removal treatments are painless and far more comfortable than any other hair removal options. The results are long lasting and in some case permanent.