It’s time to ditch shavers, waxing and hair removal cream and choose the solution that gives the best results, in the long run: NuSkinnovation Laser Hair Removal Pretoria. Are you ready to start your journey to smooth, glowing skin?
With laser hair removal in Pretoria, you can cut down drastically on maintenance, and enjoy the hassle-free aesthetics of silky-smooth skin all year round. Laser hair removal (Pretoria) may seem daunting at first, as the procedure requires multiple sessions and your commitment in order to get the best results. However, undergoing laser hair removal is far more simple, and more rewarding than you think. Keep reading to learn a little more!
Laser Hair Removal Pretoria: How Does It Work?
Laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure to remove unwanted hair for extended periods. Laser hair removal Pretoria utilises advanced laser technology to treat and eliminate unwanted hair. This is done with a concentrated beam of light on the targeted area, which is absorbed by the melanin in the hair, and converted into heat, thus destroying the hair follicle.
The heat damages the hair follicle and affects its ability to produce new hair, completely limiting hair growth in the treated area. Despite popular belief, the laser does not hurt the skin areas surrounding the hair, as the laser is programmed to only target the hair itself.
Laser hair removal works best on lighter or fair skin with thick dark hair, but with advancements in technology and effective consultation, the laser can be tailored to various skin types and target different hair colours, thicknesses and textures.
Laser Hair Removal Pretoria: Where Can You Get It?
Both men and women opt for laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair on various parts of their bodies. The laser is harsh enough to effectively remove hair, but also gentle enough to be used on the most sensitive or intimate parts of the body. Laser hair removal treatment can be done on facial areas to remove pesky hairs and neaten up the face, or the bikini area – so you never have to worry about the pain and effort of going for an intimate wax ever again.
Popular places for hair removal include the underarms, legs, arms, abdomen, stomach, back and chest areas in both men and women. Whether for medical reasons, aesthetic preferences or simply to eliminate the hassle of shaving, waxing, and other hair removal methods, laser hair removal Pretoria is the solution!
Before we get into the benefits that come after having laser hair removal (Pretoria) treatment, we need to cover the steps of preparation – everything that happens before the procedure so that you know exactly what to expect, and how to prepare.
Here, at NuSkinnovation, we recommend that you come in for a consultation before your treatment appointment. The consultation will cover a variety of areas, and also give you a chance to ask questions, discuss concerns and talk about the outcome you hope to achieve from the treatments.
Your treatment specialist will assess the area that you want to have treated, and examine your skin tone and texture as well as the thickness, colour, and texture of the hair in that area. This, along with the following questions may be used to determine if you are a suitable candidate for Laser Hair Removal Pretoria:
What is your medical history?
- Are you currently on any kind of medication, if so, what?
- Have you recently had any other treatments or surgeries?
- Do you have any allergies?
- Have you tanned or used tanning products lately?
- Have you tried other hair removal methods, if yes, what?
- How would you rate your pain tolerance?
- Do you have any skin conditions?
After these questions and more, your treatment specialist may be able to advise how many sessions you require, how far apart they need to be, and how much the overall treatment will cost.
Once you are both happy, you will be able to book your first treatment session with NuSkinnovation Laser Hair Removal Pretoria and begin your journey to soft, smooth skin. Here are the steps you will need to take to prepare in the best way possible for your upcoming sessions:
Avoid Sun Exposure: Sun exposure can lead to increased sensitivity in the skin, and also darkens the melanin in the skin. The lighter your skin, the more effective that laser will be on your hair. By prolonging your time in the sun, for example, tanning, you make your skin darker and thereby make it more difficult for the laser to work properly, as the laser relies on the contrast between your skin and your hair.
Sun exposure can also lead to sunburn, which makes the skin red and sensitive, which could make the laser treatment uncomfortable and itchy on sensitive skin. In severe cases, this may lead to burns and blisters, caused by the sun and intensified by the laser treating the area.
Finally, having newly tanned skin increases the risk of complications following the procedure, including the risk of developing hyperpigmentation, which is darkening patches of the skin, as well as hypopigmentation, which results in lighter patches in the skin. To avoid skin damage and uneven pigmentation, it is recommended that you avoid the sun where you can, and use protection when outdoors.
Wearing a high UV protection sunscreen and long clothing when in the sun is an effective way to prevent tanning or burning before your treatment.
Avoid Tanning Products: Using artificial or fake tan is also not recommended, as it artificially darkens your skin and makes it more difficult for the laser to penetrate the hair follicles, as there is less of a contract between your hair and skin colour, even though the skin is not sensitive from the effects of a real tan.
Shave The Treatment Area: If you’re getting laser treatment to save yourself the future hassle of shaving, then why do we ask you to shave before the treatment?
The answer is simple: NuSkinnovation Laser Treatment Pretoria is not targeting the full length of the hair, but the hair follicle hidden within the skin. Having fully grown-out hair during the treatment reduces the effectiveness of the treatment, as the laser targets and is absorbed by the entire hair, instead of just the follicle, meaning the heat is dispersed amongst the entire hair.
By shaving and leaving only short-shaven hair, the laser can target all of its heat and light energy into the hair follicle. The hair follicle absorbs the full impact of the laser at once and is much more likely to be destroyed.
Avoid Other Hair Removal Methods: Whilst shaving before your treatment is a must, any other hair removal methods are a no-go. Treatments like waxing and plucking remove the hair, and its follicle completely. The hair follicle is essential for absorbing the laser, and if your skin has been plucked and waxed off all the hair, then there are no follicles left for the laser to remove.
Products And Medications To Avoid: Certain medications and creams can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the light and heat from the laser, which can cause damage and make the laser treatment uncomfortable and the skin more susceptible to negative side effects that may come after laser treatment. Your treatment specialist will go through your list of medications with you and determine if any may cause complications, this includes burning and scarring in the treatment area.
Clean The Treatment Area: The area needs to be effectively cleaned before the treatment, this reduces the risk of any complications or infections and removes any dirt or debris that may cause a barrier between the laser and the skin. Cleaning the area with recommended products and processes allows the energy of the laser to penetrate the skin optimally.
Preparation Is Key: Preparation is one of, if not, the most important part of the laser hair removal process. Proper steps taken in preparation for your treatment lead to the most effective results. Here are just some of the benefits of following the preparation steps before your treatment:
Reduced Risk Of Complications: By avoiding medications, skin treatments, and sun exposure as recommended, you can ensure that your skin is ready for laser treatment. Keeping your skin healthy leading up to treatment prevents or minimises the risk of acute reactions including blisters, burns and changes to skin pigmentation that occur when skin is sensitive or not adequately prepared for treatment.
Minimised Discomfort: Preparation also results in minimised discomfort. Most people describe a tingling sensation when receiving the laser treatment, whilst others compare it to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. If your skin is not properly prepared, you may feel slightly more pain or discomfort during the treatment. Preparation avoids this discomfort.
Reduced Side Effects: Some patients may experience redness and swelling post-treatment, but this is usually avoidable. Taking the steps mentioned above to prepare for your treatment ensures that the risk of skin irritations including redness, itching, swelling or pigmentation can be avoided.
The Best Possible Results WIth Laser Hair Removal: Pretoria
Preparation ensures your well-being before, during, and after your treatment, and most importantly, preparation gives you the best results after your treatment. If you want optimum elimination of hair, your skin needs to be prepped and in good condition. It is essential to take all necessary steps for your comfort and a smooth journey to even smoother skin. Depending on the area being treated, your number of sessions will vary, but are usually between 2 to 6 treatments, and take place 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal Pretoria
The laser hair removal process is precise and can be done quickly whilst providing the longest-lasting results compared to all traditional hair removal methods, and the convenience of not having to maintain your hair growth and removal via the same methods.
Laser hair removal will allow you to be your smoothest, most confident self all year round, saving you time and money in the long run, and the bonus of eliminating pesky and painful ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
NuSkinnovation Laser Hair Removal Pretoria
If you’re ready to begin your journey to long-term, smooth and healthy skin, then visit NuSkinnovation Pretoria, or one of our many qualified branches across South Africa to speak to one of our qualified specialists.
NuSkinnovation has a country-wide reputation for delivering exceptional results with a high standard of service and care and offers many other services including laser skin resurfacing, body transformation treatments, facial treatments, laser tattoo removal, and even hair treatments. You can view our full-service offering on our website, as well as guides on all of our treatment options.