For many having to wax, pluck, thread or shave is a general pain and irritation. For others, it's not just the pain and irritation; it's the accompanying skin conditions. These can include ingrown hairs, shave rash, razor bumps and scars on areas where ingrown hairs have become inflamed and infected.
What Are The Options For Permanent Hair Reduction And/Or Removal?
At Body Renewal there are various excellent hair removal machines available to suit our patients' individual needs:
- The Cutera Nd:YAG is a diverse hair removal laser for all skin types and recommended for the treatment (and removal) of ingrown hair.
- The Cutera ProWave™ is a fourth generation IPL device which is more effective in lighter skin types (Fitzpatrick I-IV).
- The Lightsheer® is a diode laser capable of treating all skin types and hair colours, excluding white or grey hair.
*View a video of Laser Hair Removal here.
How Do Permanent Hair Removal Treatments Work?
A laser or IPL device emits light energy that travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. The energy from the chosen device is converted to heat which damages the hair follicle, impairing its ability to grow hair.
For the treatment to yield good results, the hair being treated must be darker than the skin. Hair lighter in colour has less pigment than darker hair and therefore doesn't absorb as much of the energy emitted from the device. This is why treatments are more successful on untanned or lighter skins and why patients with lighter hair may require more treatments, and in some cases, may not be suitable candidates.
When Is The Best Time For Permanent Hair Removal Treatments?
The winter months are the best time to have your treatment course. Generally, your skin is less tanned, and you are exposed to less sun, making the treatments much more effective.
We can treat an array of patients through our variety of equipment and hair removal technologies. Treatments can be performed successfully on individuals of all skin and hair types, excluding grey, red or white hair.