Pain Free Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is the deliberate removal of body hair using the technology of laser. Hair generally grows all over the human body, some fine and barely noticeable, with other areas having thicker, more prominent hair. That thicker hair can often be in unwanted places or too excessive, laser hair removal is directed towards the removal or reduction of this hair.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicle with laser light. This energy damages and goes on to destroy the hair follicle, thus stopping the follicle from producing further hairs. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the hair follicle whilst the surrounding tissue remains unaffected.
This process is called selective photo-thermolysis (photo- means light and thermolysis means to destroy with heat). It is selective as it targets the hair and not the skin. Laser hair removal is not electrolysis, electrolysis works by directing an electric current into each individual hair follicle which is painful and time consuming. Lasers on the other hand can target a large amount of hairs in one go, in a much less painful manner.
Following a treatment, the dead hair needs to come through the skin. It is pushed through and then shed after one to three weeks. During this period the hairs will seem to grow as they are pushed out by the new skin. After the second treatment, depending on skin and hair type the area can already begin to look patchy as certain hair follicles stop producing new hairs.
The skin may be red immediately after the treatment and the hair follicles where the skin has been treated may be raised and bumpy. This usually subsides within a few hours but can take up to 48 hours for some clients.
The laser light targets only hair that is actively growing (anagen phase). Therefore multiple treatments are necessary to treat all the hair as they are not all growing simultaneously. Different hair follicles will be in different hair growth stages at any one time. For this reason, it requires several sessions to ensure catching all of the hair in the anagen phase.
The benefits of laser hair removal:
- Reduction of ingrown hairs
- Smoother skin
- Not having to shave or wax
- Less irritation to the skin
- Permanent hair reduction
- Reduces excessive hair growth ( PCOS)
- Smaller pores & easy stress free body
Frequently asked questions
How long a gap do I need between laser hair removal treatments?
For treatments on your face you will need a two to four week gap between appointments and for treatments on the body you will need a four to six week gap. This is because the hair cycle on these different types of hairs varies slightly and it is important to catch the hair during an active stage. As you have had more and more treatments your therapist may increase the gap between treatment to allow for regrowth in between treatments. After this you may go onto a maintenance programme where you come in eight weekly, twelve weekly or even bi annually.
What precautions should I take throughout my laser hair removal treatments?
Avoid sun exposure at least two weeks before your treatment, wait for tanned skin to fade before beginning your treatments. Do not bleach, pluck or wax during your course of treatments.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by sending a beam of laser light to a group of hair follicles with enough power to destroy the root but not enough to harm the surrounding skin. The technologies are designed to cause selective heating of hair follicles but are safe for surrounding tissues.
Is laser hair removal suitable for Dark and Asian Skin types?
Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types. Free consultations are available. Having a wealth of knowledge in treating different skin types, here at Silk Laser Studio we have the ability and confidence to provide you with the best laser hair removal treatments for all Asian and dark skin types.
How long does laser hair removal take?
Laser hair removal treatments are conducted every 2-4 weeks on the face and 4-6 weeks on the body. The required number of treatments varies, but usually 6-8 are needed for optimum results. Sessions can take from 5 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the size of the area. For example upper lip takes 5 minutes whereas full legs or back could be at least 45 minutes.
Is laser suitable for all skin types?
About 40% of our clients are now men. Some of the main reasons for its popularity among men is that it's hassle free and doesn’t require regular treatments for life like waxing or shaving. Rather, once your treatments are finished, you are done.
Most men require a minimum of 8 treatments and usually up to 4 top up treatments to completely remove all the hair. This is due to the higher levels of testosterone that men have, meaning that it requires more treatments to achieve smooth, hair free skin.
What precautions should I take throughout my laser hair removal treatment?
Avoid sun exposure at least two weeks before treatment. Do not bleach, pluck or wax before and after the treatment, Wait for tanned skin to fade before beginning treatment
Will laser hair removal hurt?
There is some mild discomfort but nothing unbearable. It is often described as similar to having an elastic band pinged against your skin.
|PAIN FREE LASER HAIR REMOVAL|
|Area||Price per Treatment||No. of Treatments|
|Extended Bikini/GString||R 800.00||6-8|
|Extended Brazilian||R 1200.00||6-8|
|Bikini and Underarm Combo for ext +R100||R 1000.00||6-8|
|Brazilian and Underarm combo||R 1350.00||6-8|
|Tummy or Chest||R 1000.00||6-8|
|Chest and Tummy||R 1600.00||6-8|
|Full Back||R 1600.00||6-8|
|1/2 Back||R 800.00||6-8|
|Full Arms Gents||R 1500.00||6-8|
|1/2 Arms Gents||R 900.00||6-8|
|Nipple Area||R 500.00||6-8|
|Full Arms Ladies||R 1 200.00||6-8|
|Half Arms Ladies||R 600.00||6-8|
|Full Legs||R 2500.00||6-8|
|Full Legs & Bikini for ext + R100||R 3000.00||6-8|
|Full Legs & Brazilian||R 3400.00||6-8|
|1/2 Leg incl Knees||R 1500.00||6-8|
|3/4 Leg||R 1800.00||6-8|
|Upper Leg||R 1300.00||6-8|
|Centre Brow||R 200.00||6-8|
|Lip & Chin||R 400.00||6-8|
|Lip, Chin & Jawline||R 500.00||6-8|
|Lip, Chin, Jaw & Sideburns||R 650.00||6-8|
|Toes + Upper Foot||R 500.00||6-8|
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