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 a hygienic and aesthetic aspect of hair removal. While hair removal is possible at home, it’s time consuming, messy and often painful. There is also a factor of cost as you have to purchase wax, creams and shaving foams to carry out hair removal at home.
Hair removal is mostly done on and around the lips, chin, back, private parts and legs. For some men, that are often into fitness and are body conscious, hair removal on the whole body is a priority to minimise time, effort 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 hair removal, the pigment/melanin in the hair absorbs the light which is converted into thermal energy (heat) and the hair root is destroyed.
The reason that multiple sessions are required is because a hair follicle undergoes 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 growth 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 is eventually detached from the ”root”. Around 100 hairs are shed from the scalp every day. The number varies from body-area 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 0317 55 55 930 or 0317 55 55 920 to set up a consultation – you are only a call away from permanent hair removal.