Going for your first ever appointment for a new treatment can be equally as nerve-racking as exciting. After all, who knows what to expect – the method, the feeling, the outcome. Luckily for you, if you have been considering getting laser hair removal treatment, we have created the ultimate guide everyone should be reading before receiving treatment. This is so you know what to expect!
Firstly, Bharti Vyas is a holistic beauty and laser centre, boasting a team of friendly professionals experienced in laser hair removal. We combine the therapeutic treatments of the East with the technologies of the West to provide something relaxing and beneficial to the body, mind and spirit.
As a result of this, we want to ensure your appointment is as smooth and comfortable as possible – and this guide will hopefully achieve just that.
What is laser hair removal?
Let’s start off with the basics. Laser hair removal is a permanent hair reduction treatment to remove unwanted face and body hair.
How does it work?
At Bharti Vyas, our laser hair removal treatments in Marylebone performs a specific method to disrupt and disable the hair follicles located in the skin.
Depending on the tone of your hairs, we use a ND YAG laser or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to completely slow down hair growth to a significant rate. This is a developing treatment, meaning you will need more than one appointment to achieve results and make the treatment last longer.
In a more scientific depth, laser hair removal works by targeting a pigment known as Melanin. This pigment lives deep within the hair follicle, and it is one of the main components within the body that contributes to skin complexion. Furthermore, the laser light contact causes the Melanin to heat up, which damages the follicle and either completely or temporarily destroys it. Once this follicle has been destroyed, hair growth is eliminated.
What are the benefits?
There are many benefits to receiving laser hair removal treatment. Despite it’s completion duration, it benefits you because:
- It provides long-lasting results.
- It’s cost-effective.
- Saves you having to shave and wax on a weekly basis.
- Gets rid of ingrown hair.
- It is less painful than other hair removal treatments.
- With the exception of discomfort and minor irritated skin, there are no side effects.
- The treatment is quick and convenient.
- You can shave in between sessions, so you never have to walk around unnecessarily hairy.
Can everyone have this treatment?
The ND YAG treatment can be had by anyone over the age of 18 but is particularly effective for those with darker or pigmented skin. This is because it only attacks the pigments in your hair and not your skin. The IPL best suits those with fairer skin and darker hair. We do not treat those with
certain medical conditions and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Before you start your laser treatments, we will give you a test patch and consultation to check whether laser will suit you. Remember laser does not work on white hairs as they have no pigments for it to pick up.
Where can you receive this treatment?
Any part of the body can be treated with laser, popular areas include the face and neck, legs, back and bikini.
How often should you have this treatment?
One of the most important things to remember about getting laser hair removal is to be patient. Due to the millions of hairs on your body, you may need up to 24 treatment sessions depending on the condition of your hair and health. Keep this in mind when you go for your first appointment – and don’t expect silky smooth legs after just one session! Keep the appointments reasonably regularly and allow each follicle to be targeted at the right time.
Is it painful?
Most people when they hear the word, ‘laser’ or ‘removal’ in the name, try to avoid the treatment altogether because it sounds painful. However, laser hair removal isn’t as scary as you might think. During your sessions, you might feel a sharp yet quick sensation – known more discomforting than painful.
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If you are considering getting laser hair removal treatment, book an appointment for a test patch or call us on 020 7935 5312 for more information!
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