Have you tried Laser Hair removal yet? Here’s everything you need to know about the treatment

Have you tried Laser Hair removal yet? Here’s everything you need to know about the treatment

14 November 2015

The most out-spoken Kardashian sister has been making headlines again this week as she revealed the bikini line preferences of herself and her two oldest sisters.

Khloe Kardashian explained her own grooming style is a ‘manicured landing strip’ because she doesn’t, “like looking at an adult woman and seeing nothing down there.”  Whereas her sister Kourtney goes for more of an au natural look and Kim Kardashian, “is completely bare… she lasered it all off”.

Kim isn’t alone, with more and more women choosing to remove all of their body hair Laser Hair Removal is a convenient option, illuminating the hassle of regular shaving and waxing. Here’s what you can expect from the treatment.

How does it work?

Laser Hair Removal permanently reduces hair growth by targeting follicles with a focused laser beam. The light heats pigment at the root of the hair and damages the bulb, which ultimately prevents hair from growing.

You’ll need a course of treatments to achieve the desired results – we recommend between 4 and 8 – because hair can only be effectively treated if it is in an active stage of growth, which only applies to around 15% of body hair at any one time. 

Is it painful?

There is some discomfort involved in Laser Hair Removal; the sensation is akin to snapping an elastic band against the skin. However, many patients tell us the pain was significantly less than they were expecting and more comfortable than other hair removal methods, such as waxing.

Who is suitable for treatment?

At The Harley Medical Group we’ve invested in the most advanced lasers, and so we can safely and effectively treat patients of all skin tones and dark, blonde, red and grey hair colours.  This isn’t the case of all clinics and lasers, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to patient care, taking the additional safety measure of a melanin check before each treatment to guarantee your safety.

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