What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a convenient, long-lasting solution for both men and women who are sick of shaving, waxing or tweezing unwanted hair. With laser hair removal, you can achieve 80 to 90% permanent hair reduction on the legs, arms, bikini line, back or any other area of the body. Say goodbye to temporary solutions that are painful and irritating and say hello to permanently smooth skin.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
During the treatment, the laser device is moved over your skin. As the light is emitted, the hair follicle heats up, and in the process its ability to regrow is permanently destroyed at a cellular level. To prepare your skin, we may ask you to shave prior to your appointment.
What type of equipment do you use at Southern Cosmetics?
At Southern Cosmetics, we offer two hair removal solutions, which enables us to effectively treat all skin types.
Fotona’s Nd:YAG laser
This treatment effectively targets hair follicles, whilst leaving surrounding areas unaffected. The technology exposes hair follicles to pulses of light, which destroys their ability to regrow. We can scan large areas such as the legs, back and chest. It’s safe for all skin types, unlike other lasers, and very cost effective in the long run.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Cutera’s Prowave IPL offers permanent hair reduction on patients with a variety of skin types. A pulse of light is delivered to the hair follicle, inhibiting its ability to regrow. In some instances, a very small amount of hair may come back over time, but it’s often much lighter and can be treated with occasional maintenance.
How does a treatment feel?
The good news is that laser hair removal is not painful – that’s one of the reasons it’s so popular. You may experience a mild warmth during the laser treatment and potentially a tingling sensation, but there should not be any major discomfort. There’s also no downtime.
Who is laser hair removal suitable for?
Laser light is attracted to dark hair follicles, so it tends to work well on those with darker hair. However, as long as there is some pigment in your hair, laser hair removal treatments should be effective. Speak to us and we’ll explain whether you’re a good candidate.
When will you notice a change?
After the treatment, your skin may look slightly red, but this typically subsides within a few hours. If the treatment is on your face, we’ll explain whether you can safely use mineral makeup to cover any redness.
You should see results straight away, and over the following week or so, more hair will fall out. When the hair does grow back, it will be finer and more fragile than before. By the end of the course of treatments, you can expect to see 80-90% permanent hair reduction.
How many sessions are usually required?
The number of treatments required depends on your hair thickness, the area being treated and the growth cycle of the hair. With the Fotona Nd:YAG laser hair removal treatment, three to five sessions are usually required, six to eight weeks apart. We usually recommend six to eight sessions of IPL, six weeks apart.
How long will the results last?
The results vary from patient to patient, but most people experience long-lasting results. In the instance the hair does grow back, it’s usually thinner and lighter, and therefore easier to maintain.
Why choose Southern Cosmetics for Laser Hair Removal?
Whilst there are plenty of laser hair removal providers to choose from, it is important to remember this is a medical procedure that carries risks. For that reason, it’s best to use a reputable cosmetic clinic like Southern Cosmetics for your laser hair removal needs.
If you would like to know more about our laser hair removal treatments, please get in touch.