With the summer months approaching, you may find yourself planning holidays or considering your clothing choices. Shorter sleeves, vest tops, shorts and skirts promise the possibilities of a sun tan, staying cool, and keeping in touch with the latest summer fashion trends. What they also bring with them, however, are the considerations of tedious hair removal. This is where we’d recommend laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal requires repeat sessions on the treatment area, so planning ahead for summer is essential if you’d like to see good results.
Traditional hair removal methods like shaving and waxing can be painful, time-consuming, and just plain tedious. For some people they need to be repeated after 2-3 days to maintain desirable results, but there is always the risk of cutting, developing rashes, and the development of ingrown hairs.
With laser hair removal, you don’t need to worry about these unwanted side effects. Preparing in advance for summer means we can safely and effectively reduce the presence of hair on the treatment hair non-invasively. There is no risk of ingrown hairs and no breaking of the skin, ensuring safe treatment throughout.
Some of us find ourselves worrying about sensitive skin. Hair removal methods like shaving and waxing can leave particularly soft and intimate areas like the bikini line irritated, angry, and even cut. Repeatedly shaving this area can flush our skin and produce painful or embarrassing ingrown hairs, but laser hair removal can work in this area too. We want to feel comfortable while relaxing in the sun or by the pool, not self-conscious.
The technology used by Glen Eden Medical Aesthetics uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to produce a lasting reduction in hair growth. It works by focussing an intense beam of light energy on the treatment area, which the growing hairs’ pigment absorbs and kills the cells.
One of the benefits of laser hair removal when preparing for warmer weather is that it only works on actively growing hair. This means you can still use traditional methods like shaving for up to 3 days before your appointment, so you don’t need to limit yourself during social occasions. This is entirely different from waxing because we don’t need you to grow your treatment area for weeks on end before its suitable.
The only thing to keep in mind is that the results are buildable. Because of the nature of the technology only working on growing hairs, we can’t treat every single hair in one session. Your body hair is at different stages of growth all the time, so it’s impossible to treat an entire area in just one sitting. Repeat appointments will be needed in order to achieve the best results for you, which is why we recommend planning ahead before any special occasions or exciting holidays.
All treatments are carried out by our very own Dr John Elder who has extensive experience in both the aesthetics and the medical field. At your initial consultation, we can talk you through your proposed treatment journey and learn more about your skin. We tailor your treatment needs to you, so you can always guarantee the best quality of care from us.
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