In the never ending war against hair growth, laser is definitely our best weapon!
Nothing to do with Star Wars and ligthtsabers… but equally powerful to fight those unwanted hair everywhere on your body. Yes, “everywhere”, because any area of the body can be treated (unless under particular circumstances, like an already existent skin condition).
We are proud to announce that we have just purchased a CYNOSURE ELITE Laser machine and we will launching a full body treatments programme on the 10th of February 2017.
Cynosure Elite is one of the best hair removal lasers on the market and as a system per se, laser is the most effective weapon to fight the battle against body hair!
During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. The darker hair, the easier it is for the laser to hit the follicle and do its job.
For those of you interested in the ‘science’ bit…
The classic 755 nm wavelength has high melanin absorption characteristics and proven long-term results for pigmented lesion removal and hair reduction, permanently reducing hair by an average of 79% after just three treatments.1
The 1064nm Nd:YAG wavelength is the safest wavelength for permanent hair reduction on darker skin types and tanned skin2 and is the wavelength of choice for treating facial and leg veins, the most common form of vascular lesions.
Some lasers, including Cynosure’s Elite , offer two optimal wavelengths in one system. This allows you to switch between wavelengths during a single procedure and select the most appropriate laser for any given hair or skin type.
You can also perform multiple procedures on the same client during the same visit.
In addition, selected Cynosure lasers also offer the exclusive Multiplex technology. Multiplexing sequentially fires more than one wavelength to achieve outstanding clinical results with lower fluence required for each respective wavelength. This gives you great flexibility in your treatments, especially when treating patients with darker skin types.
A few facts & tips …
Laser Hair Removal is a very popular method of permanent hair reduction with women and increasingly with men. It would appear expensive at first but when you consider that shaving and waxing can take up a lot of time and money over the years, you will conclude that Laser Hair Removal works out a lot cheaper in the long run.
There are many factors involved in the final result of the treatment, from hair colour to hormonal levels and medicines taken during the
period of treatment.
Treatment time will vary depending on the size of the area. It is a long process, arm yourself with a good dose of patience, and take into consideration you will need at at least 6-10 treatments, plus maintenance.
Unfortunately laser hair removal does not work on light, grey or red hairs because of the melanin in the skin.
It is not advisable to attempt laser hair removal on tanned skin. Additionally, you should avoid sun exposure as much as possible for 24 hours after a treatment – making sure you wear sunblock if going outside. It’s important to wear sunscreen everyday and even more important to wear it after laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is an effective way to permanently reduce hair growth. It works by disrupting the function of the hair follicle. The hair follicle still exists post-treatment but is not able to grow hair if targeted during its growth phase. Electrolysis is the only approved method of permanent hair removal but it takes a very long time and is not popular. A top up laser hair removal treatment every few years is typically recommended to maintain the desired result.
While it is not advisable to pluck hairs before a treatment and between treatments, you can stull shave.
It doesn’t hurt that much. Previous users have often likened it to a ping of a rubber band against the skin or a sharp flick of a finger. While it’s noticeable, it’s not too uncomfortable.
Please note: Laser Hair Removeal Treatments are currently available ONLY at our salon Appearance by Cover Beauty in the Metro Centre.
1Kilmer et al.
2 Garcia C, et al. Alexandrite laser hair removal is safe for Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI., Dermatol Surg. 200;26(2):130-4