Lets take a look and see what might b e the answer to smooth skin this summer – could it be laser hair removal?
As each week rolls by on the calendar, the evenings get a little lighter, and the temperature starts to get a little warmer. It’s clear that summer is on the way and will be here before we know it.
With this in mind and given the summer many of us experienced last year, it’s not hard to see why people are excited for summer 2021. And with lockdown restrictions now easing to allow up to 30 people to socialise outside, there are more opportunities for us to see friends and family while enjoying the summer sun (hopefully)!
The Answer to Smooth Skin?
Wanting to feel our best when with friends or family out in public is a perfectly natural thing, and for many of us, unwanted hair can make this harder to do. There are various hair removal options, from wax strips to razors, but another option that provides excellent and far longer-lasting results is laser hair removal.
To explain more about this treatment, we’ve highlighted some of the benefits and key information for you below.
How it works
As you may have guessed by the name, laser hair removal uses a laser, but this shouldn’t worry you. So how does it work? During the treatment, a laser is used to emit light that damages the hair follicle, preventing future growth. Some clinics use a machine that can target hair follicles at different depths, therefore providing more effective treatment. While the hair follicles are damaged, this is still a safe treatment that does not damage skin tissue.
This treatment has been developed over many years with the aim of making it less painful than it used to be. Many laser hair removal machines now come with a cooling mechanism that works alongside the laser to make the treatment more comfortable.
Where it can be used
One of the main benefits of laser hair removal is that it can be used on many parts of your body. For many women, with summer approaching, they’ll be thinking about getting those super smooth legs that will look great with skirts and dresses. But laser hair removal isn’t only for women. Many men also use laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair from their body, for example, on their back, arms or neck. Discussing with an aesthetics professional where you’d be interested in having laser hair removal is the best way of working out if it’s the right treatment for you.
How many treatment sessions will you need?
So how long until you’re able to show off your silky-smooth skin? Laser hair removal does require multiple sessions to achieve the best results, as all your hair follicles are at different stages of growth. These sessions can take up to an hour, but there is no lengthy recovery time needed as this is not an invasive treatment.
It is also best not to pluck or wax the treated areas in between sessions, and you should avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight for up to two weeks after. Taking the appropriate measures to protect your skin with 30+ SPF sun cream is also vital, especially if you’ve had laser hair removal on your face or neck, which are obviously hard to cover.
Laser hair removal is a treatment that can deliver fantastic results and remove the stress and hassle of waxing or shaving. It should be said this is a treatment that requires an experienced and well-trained practitioner to carry out, so always check this before agreeing to a treatment session. Hopefully, the information has helped provide a better picture of exactly what happens with laser hair removal and why it is loved by so many!
Thanks to Aesthetics Lab for helping put this article together. If you’re looking for laser hair removal London, you can get it touch with them. They are an award-winning cosmetic based in Primrose Hill, who have highly experienced and well-trained staff who are committed to providing great service and fantastic results.
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