Temporary methods of hair removal such as waxing, shaving and threading can be bothersome, time-consuming and come with their own side-effects such as rashes, boils and in-growths. Long-lasting reduction in hair can be achieved with laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal can target all areas of the body and is suitable for men and women who wish to treat unwanted hair. The laser safely removes hair from the targeted areas leaving your skin feeling smooth. Laser hair removal is also a treatment of choice for medical conditions such as ingrown hairs, pseudofolliculitisbarbae, hidradenitissuppurativa, pilonidal sinus and even excessive underarm sweating.
The skin may be slightly red for a few hours after the treatment. It is best to avoid strong sunlight, avoid any steam, sauna or facial on the treated area for a day or two. Also, any rejuvenation cream should be avoided for a day after the treatment. Always use a sunblock (SPF 30 and above) on the area you are having treated.
Ideally, a minimum number of of six treatments are required. Intervals between treatments can range from 4-6 weeks as hair growth cycles vary on different areas of the body. Additional numbers of treatments may be required and may vary according to the skin tone, hair colour and any underlying cause for hair growth such as a hormonal imbalance.