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Laser Hair removal: is it painful?

Why should I get laser hair removal?

The nuisance of unwanted, excess hair affects most of us at some point in our lives and the average woman will spend over £12,000 in her lifetime endlessly waxing, shaving and epilating, in an attempt, to eradicate unsightly fuzz, usually with no long-term results.

It’s not only the monetary cost that can prove too much; some forms of hair removal can be extremely painful too! Shaving must be done, in many cases, every day, to maintain smooth skin, as the hair that grows back can be thicker in appearance and rougher in texture. This daily aggravation of the skin can cause rashes, bumps, spots, ingrown hairs and redness, especially for those with sensitive skin. Waxing is another world of pain altogether, as the hairs are ripped out by their follicles. For some people with low pain thresholds, this process can be so painful, that they eventually give up and return to the drudgery of shaving, if only to avoid the monthly agony of waxing. Electrical epilators have been around for several years now, many looking and feeling like instruments of torture! Depending on the technology used, circular pincers or wire coils move to rip the hairs from their roots in a
fairly slow process and although the results can last for week, the fear of using these devices can again, prove too much and shaving, although a bore which irritates and dries the skin, becomes the fall-back position once more.

So, what is the solution to rid ourselves, once and for all from unwanted and unsightly excess hair?

At Skin Perfection London, conveniently located in the heart of the capital, between Oxford Street, Bond Street and Harley Street, we offer laser hair removal, a simple, fast and highly-effective method to permanently reduce unwanted hair from all areas of the face and body. Laser hair removal is extremely safe, with no downtime and few, if any side-effects.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a device-led treatment, where select pulses of light are emitted in to the hair follicles, destroying them. It gradually thins and weakens the hair until growth simply gives up the ghost! In many cases, up to 95% of the hair is permanently eradicated. A course of treatment is required for the best results and although, ethically and legally, we cannot officially claim the hair is permanently removed, most patients, depending on their hair type, see a huge long-term improvement and can enjoy fuzz-free skin, without the need for regular, painful visits to a waxing salon or the irritation of shaving every day.

So, the killer question, does it hurt?

Laser hair removal can be slightly uncomfortable but not painful. It can feel a little like an elastic band being flicked on to the skin, but compared to painful waxing or torturousepilation, it’s a breeze and remember, a course of around 6 to 9 sessions, should leave you fuzz-free, with only top ups needed perhaps once a year. Here at Skin Perfection London, we use the gold standard class Cynosure Elite + and Apogee + Class 4, laser platforms, which are the most innovative and comfortable devices on the market today.

Cynosure laser devices offer the numbing qualities of super-chilled air, which is blown directly on to the treatment site, as treatment is administered. This means a virtually-pain free experience without the need for messy numbing creams or endless waiting time for these creams to take effect. The air temperature reaches around -29 degrees Fahrenheit, so there is no mistaking, that’s cold! The second advantage to using cold air during laser hair removal is that the skin will be less likely to suffer irritation or adverse reactions such as PFE and in the summer months, when our skin naturally retains more heat, this cool air provides welcome comfort from the “ouch” factor, during the treatment.

So, are you tired of feeling the pain of waxing, epilating or shaving, and want to rid yourself, nce and for all from unsightly and excess hair? Why not speak with one of our friendly and helpful team, about how laser hair removal could be the perfect solution for you! Call to book on 0207 629 4116.


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