Laser hair removal is a technique that uses innovative laser technology to remove unwanted facial and body hair. This is a long-term solution for people who want to control excessive hair, as well as those who would prefer a method that produces permanent results, as an alternative to waxing and shaving every few days or weeks.
About laser hair removal
The laser hair removal technique involves aiming laser beams at the skin. The light emitted by the laser penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, which then destroys the hair. Laser hair removal treatment usually takes place over several of sessions. The exact number of sessions will vary depending on the area of the body being treated, and the thickness of the hair.
Before you have laser hair removal treatment, there are some simple steps you should take to protect and prepare your skin. Avoid exposure to the sun for around 6 weeks and try not to pluck, wax or epilate in that time frame. Always make sure that the practitioner you are seeing has the relevant training and expertise to offer treatment.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Unwanted hair can make people feel very self conscious and embarrassed, and this treatment is a means of reducing the thickness and volume of hair on the face and body. Treatment can make you feel more attractive and confident, as well as feeling less self conscious.
This treatment is also a long-term solution for removing unwanted hair and it eliminates the need to shave, wax or epilate on a regular basis. With laser hair removal at Kiss, after treatment you can expect to enjoy a life without any worries about hair removal, leaving you free to feel confident in social situations and scenarios where you might want to have more of your body on show, such as during the summer months when you’re on holiday.
When provided by a trained professional with experience in laser hair removal, this treatment is considered to be very safe and side-effects are uncommon and very mild. The actual procedure is virtually painless and most people find it more comfortable than waxing.
Laser hair removal treatment is very versatile and can be used on a number of different parts of the body. The most common areas for treatment include the back, legs, arms, chest, bikini line, armpits and upper lip. As well as being used to reduce the amount of hair, laser hair removal can also be used as a treatment for ingrown hairs.
Most patients receive a reduction of between 60 and 90 per cent of unwanted hair after as little as 3 sessions.
Laser hair removal targets specific areas of the skin and removes even thick, course hair without causing any damage or irritation to the surrounding skin.
Is laser hair removal suitable for everyone?
Laser hair removal treatment is suitable for a wide range of people and it usually produces very impressive results. In some cases, it is possible to use different techniques to for treatment with people with light coloured hair and those with darker hair colours. In order to determine whether or not you’re a suitable candidate for laser hair removal treatment, it’s a good idea arrange a consultation with a trained professional, so that they can take a look at your skin and the hair you want to target, and perform a skin patch test.
A consultation is also a really good way to find out more about treatment, and making sure that it’s the right option for you before you go forward with your first session.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal is not a cheap option, especially compared to shaving, hair removal cream and waxing. However, it does produce long term results and therefore can be a better investment than other methods.