Shaving may seem like the cheaper option when choosing hair removal. However, shaving can irritate the skin, can dry the skin out, you can easily nip the skin whilst shaving. Waxing is usually an alternative to shaving. Waxing offers a longer period of being hair-free. Whilst hair growth may be delayed for a short period after waxing, it can also irritate and cause skin reactions. Laser hair removal can be an alternative to the usual waxing, plucking, shaving and epilating. Laser hair removal offers a permanent reduction to hair growth. The sessions are usually carried out every 4 -6 weekly.
Cost of laser
Laser hair removal is cheaper than you think. At Envie, there are many treatment packages available to suit all budgets. When compared to other methods of hair removal, laser hair removal is an investment into being hair-free. No other methods offer a permanent reduction in hair.
Courses and Packages of Laser Hair removal
Courses for laser hair removal are usually 6-12 sessions to gain optimum results. Each visit the treated area will be assessed by our highly trained therapist. Maintenance treatments may be needed which the therapist will advise you on as you near the end of your first treatment package.
At Envie, we offer a no-obligation consultation and patch test. The consultation will assess your suitability for hair removal and the patch test will give you a feel of the laser. The Hybrid Spec 3 offers a comfortable laser hair removal treatment. Many clients have described it as a warm feeling.
Why laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal offers a permanent hair reduction, meaning less money spent on shaving, waxing and epilating. Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types, sessions timings vary depending on the package that you are having done. It is carried out every 4-6 weekly meaning less time worrying about hair removal and more time for you to enjoy the things you like doing. At Envie, the packages of laser hair removal are priced so competitively that purchasing a package will be irresistible for you.
Laser Hair Removal Pre and Post Skincare
The journey of laser hair removal is quite simple. The pre and post-treatment guidelines allow for the best possible outcomes of laser hair removal. The pre and post care is not daunting, it’s much simpler than you think. Here is our pre and post care for laser hair removal and skin care.
- Avoid waxing, plucking and epilating for at least 4-6 weeks before your initial laser hair removal treatment. This will allow the hair follicle to be within the skin for the laser beam to the target.
- Avoid the use of fake tan or sunbeds at least 4-6 weeks prior to laser hair removal. Fake tans whether sunbeds, gradual lotion build-up, tanning drops or spray tans. Natural skin tone will enable the practitioner to give you the best results with the correct settings. This will also prevent any hyper or hypopigmentation.
- Shave the area 1 day before treatment. This will allow the skin to settle and make sure the skin surface is not irritated from shaving.
- Avoid exfoliating, microdermabrasion’s, and peels for at least 1 week before your laser treatment. Other aesthetic treatments such as the use of retinol, Fillers and botox you should avoid for 3-4 weeks before treatment. If the fillers, botox and peels are not in the area being treated for laser then this should cause no concern.
- Avoid exposure to the sun where possible, avoid the use of tanning products, sunbeds, tanning lotions and drops for at least 2 weeks after treatment.
- You can shave 48-72 hours after the laser session this will ensure the skin barrier has settled and will not cause any irritation.
- Avoid perfumed products for at least 24 hours after treatments this will avoid any irritation to the skin.
- Following laser hair removal on the underarms avoid deodorant use for at least 24 hours.
- Do not forcefully pull any hairs within the area that has had laser, this will disrupt the hair growth cycle.
- Exfoliators can be used 7 days after the laser treatment. Exfoliating the area will take off any dead skin cells for smoother skin texture.
- Do not pick or scratch the area of the laser this can cause irritation to the area.
- The use of SPF 30 plus on all exposed areas after laser hair removal is imperative to avoid any skin damage due to the UVA and UVB rays.
These tips go a long way with your laser hair removal journey. We are in this together. Please do not hesitate to speak to one of our therapists about any of the pre and post-treatment skincare for laser.
How to Prepare For Laser Hair Removal
This guide will help aid you throughout your laser hair removal journey. Laser hair removal is one the fastest growing non-surgical treatments worldwide. Laser hair removal will help reduce your shaving time, save your money and most importantly give you hair-free skin. Laser hair removal gives you a permanent reduction in hair growth. The hairs will become finer, grow slower and give you a permanent reduction.
Preparing for laser hair removal:
- Avoid waxing, plucking and threading in the area that is to be treated by laser. For laser hair removal the hair follicle must be within the skin. The laser beam attracts the pigmentation of the hair follicle. Therefore, we recommend that you stop waxing, plucking and threading at least 4 to 6 before your laser hair removal sessions.
- Shave the area – Shave the area to be treated the night before, this will help eliminate any irritation, erythema and reactions from shaving and allow the skin to settle before the laser hair removal treatment.
- Avoid lotions, deodorants and makeup – Please avoid any lotions, moisturisers, deodorant and makeup (Facia laser) in the area to be treated by laser hair removal. Although the therapist will cleanse the skin before treatment sometimes residue or traces of products can still be left on the skin
- Chemical peels – Please avoid the use of chemical peels at least 2 weeks before the laser hair removal treatment. Chemical peels impair the skin barrier function making it more sensitive. Chemical peels should be avoided 2 weeks before and after treatment. Laser hair removal can also cause some sensitivity in the area and for optimum results, the skin barrier must be intact for the laser session.
- Cosmetic Injectable – If you have recently had fillers or Botox in the area to be treated, please wait at least 4 weeks before having a session of laser hair removal. This will help avoid any adverse reactions and give you longevity of the Botox or filler.
- Vitamin A – Any vitamin A products such as retinol should be stopped 4 weeks prior to laser hair removal. As retinol products cause photosensitivity to the skin.
- Roaccutane and Isotretinoin – Both Roaccutane and Isotretinoin should both be stopped for at least 6 months before commencing a course or session of laser hair removal.
- Exfoliators – Exfoliators should be avoided for 1 week prior to the laser hair removal session. This helps keep the skin barrier functioning healthy without any disruption. Exfoliators can be used 1 week before treatment and 1 week after treatment.
- Avoid chlorinated water (swimming pools) – Chlorinated water can disrupt the skins’ function and cause irritation, it is best to avoid any swimming at least 2 days prior to treatment.
- Hydrating the skin – For optimum results from the laser hair removal sessions, the skin needs to be hydrated well, dry and flaky skin or a build-up of dead skin cells can disrupt the efficacy of the laser hair removal treatment. Please do not use any hydrating products such as body moisturisers or lotions on the day of treatment.
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