Is Laser Hair Removal Better thanUsing Shaving or Waxing?
We all know that
shaving your hair is quick and easy, but the results only last a few days.
While waxing can last
longer, it’s not permanent and many people find the procedure painful. People
who want to be hair free don’t want the bother of shaving or waxing every few
days for the rest of their lives. They choose laser hair removal as it provides
a more permanent solution and the plus is you end up with silky smooth skin.
Compare laser to the
cost of waxing every few weeks for twenty or more years, you'll discover laser
hair removal is much more cost effective.
So, in addition to
saving money, you'll save time and effort – no more visits to a salon to get
waxed or extra minutes in the mornings shaving your legs.
Laser is a more
affordable and hassle-free solution that can offer permanent results.
Before and After
How Does the Procedure Work?
The laser fires a beam of light to the skin that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. The temperature of the hair follicle is heated just enough to destroy the bulb attached to the hair follicle. To fully understand how laser works, you need to understand the three stages of hair growth.
1. Anagen Phase
When the hair is attached to the root. During this phase, the hair contains a lot of melanin. This is the perfect time for treatment because the laser needs to destroy the hair to achieve a permanent reduction in hair growth.
2. Catagen Phase
It is the transition phase.
This is when the hair stops growing and detaches itself from the root.
3. Telogen Phase
It is the resting phase.
During this period, the hair prepares itself for shedding.
The cycle then begins again, and the anagen hair starts to regrow.
It is important to understand that hairs in the catagen and telegon phases will not be permanently destroyed. Most clinics or salons recommend booking 6 to 12 sessions because at any given time your hair will be in a different growth stage. Laser technology does not work on white or grey hairs because the laser light cannot target light-coloured hairs.
Is Laser Safe?
Laser hair removal is very safe. The technology has improved vastly over the years, and laser practitioners undergo rigorous training before performing treatments on clients.
The entire staff at CoLaz is fully qualified and most hold a Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL hair removal treatments. We perform a patch test 48 hours before actual treatment to make sure you don't have a reaction to the laser.
The lasers we use at CoLaz are medical grade and used by medical practitioners worldwide. The machines work on all skin types and are very effective at permanently reducing hair growth.
The Fitzpatrick Scale
How Permanent is Laser Hair Removal?
It really depends on what area of the body and what type of hair you are treating. If you have very thick, coarse hair, you will see an 85- 90% reduction in hair growth. Someone with fine hair will only see a reduction of approximately 45- 60%.
In our experience, permanent hair removal on the face is more effective for men than for women because women tend to grow new and more hair on their faces as they get older. This can be caused by changes in hormones, menopause, or medication.
However, laser treatment on a women's bikini area, underarms, and legs usually produces a 95% permanent reduction.
Hair Removal Cost
The costs listed below are estimates. It is important you attend a free consultation. The laser technician will be able to confirm your hair type, body area to be treated, and your personal growth pattern and give you an accurate quote. The good news is that over the last few years the cost of laser treatments has dropped by as much as half.
Myths and Facts aboutLaser Hair Removal
Harmful to internal organs.
The laser beam only targets the melanin in the hair shaft. Therefore, the beam does not reach any internal organs or emit any cancerous ultraviolet light.
The laser burns the skin.
Performed by fully trained professionals is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hairs without damage to the skin.
Causes ingrown hairs and pimples.
Ingrown hairs are often the result of waxing, shaving,or epilating. Laser hair removal treatment can eliminate those ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and pimples because it destroys the hair and follicle.
While some areas are more sensitive than others, most clients who have the procedure experience only a slight temporary stinging sensation from the laser.
Doesn’t provide lasting results.
While there’s no guarantee after laser hair removal, most people can stop shaving for years. Some may never need to shave again, and if your hair does grow back, it will be much finer and lighter in color. Either way, it is definitely better than shaving on a daily basis!
For optimum results, we recommend maintenance laser treatments every six months to a year to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.
You have to let your hair grow for a week before your appointment.
Actually, for the best results, you should shave just before your treatment session. If you do not shave beforehand, the laser technician may do it for you. Shaving allows more of the laser energy to target the hair follicle beneath the skin’s surface instead of the hair shaft above it. Please don’t wax, pluck, or bleach your hair prior to an appointment because doing so can make the laser ineffective.
Can Laser be Performed onthe Full Body?
Laser hair removal can be done anywhere on the body. The most popular areas for women are the bikini, face, underarms, and legs. Most men choose to have their back, chest, and beard line treated.
What to Expect fromLaser Hair Removal Treatment
When you arrive for a consultation, the laser technician will ensure you are a suitable candidate for laser.
They will review your medical background and ask about medications you may be taking that can affect the results of laser treatment.
If you are a suitable candidate, a patch test will be done that day. If you don’t have any adverse reactions after 48 hours, you can start your first session!
Why Should CoLazBe Your First Choice?
We Have Been in the Industry for Over 10 Years CoLaz is the sister company to our very own Beauty and Laser Training college, Beaulaz. Therefore, we know all the government protocols and maintain a high level of standards and procedures. All our staff are fully trained therapists. We also offer ongoing refresher training for our staff members every few years in order to maintain the best service.
We Use the Latest State-of-the-Art Technology Our lasers are precise & painless, with cooling agents built within the machine. Better technology also means treatment times are faster and more effective. You save time with procedures that are non-invasive and easier than ever. We have several lasers for different skin types such as ND YAG Laser Hair removal for Dark and Indian Skin .
It's Less Expensive than You Think Don't let cost worry you. Laser treatment pricing has dropped in the last 2-3 years because of better technology and improved efficiency. We offer amazing packages for clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Relief from Painful and Embarrassing Medical Conditions We understand that looking better is not the only reason why many people choose to do laser hair removal. Many of our clients opt for laser it due to medical reasons. For example, they may suffer from excessive ingrown hairs, which can be both painful and embarrassing.We are aware of distressing and socially isolating medical conditions such as hirsutism or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). These conditions affect women by causing excessive body and facial hair.Laser is a godsend for these people, as it helps them treat the unwanted hair growth caused by their medical condition. After the treatment, they can lead happier, more productive lives.
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