Hair removal is probably the most popular aesthetic treatment for men and women alike. For men and women facial and body hair can be quite bothersome.
Apart from the ritual removal of hair there is also an hygienic and aesthetic aspect of hair removal. While hair removal is possible at home, it’s time consuming, messy and often painful. Apart from the cost of using wax, creams and shaving manually at home.
Amongst the most popular areas for hair removal are lips, chin, back, private parts and legs. For some men, that are often into fitness and body conscious, hair removal on the whole body is a priority to minimise time, efforts and expenses for regular manual hair removal at home.
Laser and IPL can permanently remove up to 80% of the hair in the treated area and in some cases even more. All light base treatments work through sending light with a certain wavelength into the skin. In the case of hir removal the pigment/melanin in the hair absorbs the light which is turned into heat and the hair root is destroyed.
The reason that multiple sessions are required is that hair follicle is in different phases and the light treatment targets only the follicle when it’s in the growing/hair producing phase.
- Anagen phase: This is the visible phase in the hair cycle where we see hair growing. How long the growh lasts varies greatly from person to person and from body-area to body-area. Around 85% of scalp hair is in the growth phase at any given time
- Catagen phase: The hair stops growing and the is eventually detached from the ”root”. Around 100 hairs are shed from the scalp every day. The number varies from body-are to body-area
- Telogen phase: The hair is shed and the follicle goes into a resting mode until the next anagen phase.
As the light treatment only targets the hair follicle in the anagen phase we recommend treatments 4-6 weeks apart so that the new hair in the anagen phase can be treated.
At My Skin Clinic we offer hair removal for men and women. Before starting the treatment we’ll assess if you are a suitable candidate for hair removal. We will put together a package if you need hair removal in different areas.
Please call 0518448344 or 03211554554 to set up a consultation – you are only a call away from having your hair removed. 🙂