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Laser vs Waxing

To wax or to laser? That is the question for many. Waxing has been around for a long time and is very popular. It works by applying warm wax onto a hairy area and then smoothing down a wax strip on top. The wax sticks on to the hair, and when the strip is pulled away, the hair is also pulled along with it. It can be a bit uncomfortable (many find it painful) but it does the job of getting the hairs off from the root. While Laser Hair Removal treatment is the removal of body hair using the technology of laser. The treatment works by targeting the hair follicles with laser light. The heat damages the hair follicle and stops them from producing any more hair.

 

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To Wax Or To Laser

I prefer and recommend having a Laser Hair Removal Treatment over waxing if you can afford to. The treatments can be quite pricey but you clearly I have tried both ways and I found the laser method to be the most effective way of getting rid of body hairs. My laser treatment was on my chin. I had annoying hairs on there, so I decided to get them off using laser. It worked great. I had 6 Laser Hair Removal Treatment sessions in total, and the treatments left my chin feeling and looking completely hair free. You can read all about my Laser Hair experience here, here and other related blog posts.

With waxing, I still have some areas waxed quite regularly, like my eyebrows. Using laser on them won’t be ideal, so waxing does the job for that and other bits.

 

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If you are considering having a laser hair removal treatment done, I would say you should go for it. It is a great effective treatment to get rid of facial hair, hairs on the legs, and underarms. The team at Pulse Light Clinic do a great job, and they offer free consultation, which is amazing. You can find Pulse Light Clinic at the following locations –

 

Bank Clinic 1

1st Floor, Peek House, 20 East Cheap,
London, EC3M 1EB

0207 523 5158

 

Tottenham Court Rd

5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG

0207 205 4085

 

Bank Clinic 2 – Fenchurch Street Clinic

1st floor, 150 – 152 Fenchurch Street,
London, EC3M 6BB

0207 593 8055

 

You can find out more about this treatment at Pulse Light Clinic in this video. Mariam Must shares her laser hair removal experience with us.

 

 

Have you had a laser hair removal treatment before? What are you thoughts?

 

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5 Things you need to know before getting laser hair removal treatment

I had my last session of my laser hair removal treatment last year. There were 6 sessions in total including the patch treatment. Many people have asked me about my laser hair removal experience, and some questions have been asked a few times by different people. So I thought writing a post on 5 Things you need to know before getting laser hair removal treatment would be useful.

 

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The laser hair removal treatment I had was on my chin. I found my chin hairs very annoying. The best option for me was to have the laser treatment, since waxing and threading were not the keeping my chin hair-free long enough. I would 100% recommend this treatment to anyone in need of it. I found it very effective. But before you go ahead, here are some things you need to know you start the treatment.

 

5 Things you need to know before getting laser hair removal treatment

Avoid the sun before your treatment

It is best to stay out of the sun before your treatment. You won’t be able to have the treatment done if the area has a sun burn. It is best to have the treatment done in the autumn/winter months if possible.

You should also avoid tanning beds, spray tans, tanning lotion and makeup on the area to be treated. I had to always wipe my chin area completely before the treatment to ensure there was no makeup on it.

 

You will need a couple of sessions

You will need a couple of sessions to achieve good results. I had 6 sessions and I know someone who had 12 sessions. The number of sessions you have depends on the area to be treated, the type of hair to be removed and many other factors.

Consistency is the way to achieve good results. So ensure you have as many treatments as needed, and at the right time too.  I went for my treatments every 4/6 weeks.

 

The pain is bearable

I found the pain bearable, but maybe I just have a good pain threshold. Many people I know complain about how uncomfortable it is and I agree. It is uncomfortable but not as painful as I imagined.

 

It is suitable on all skin types 

The laser hair removal treatment I had is suitable for all skin types. You can find out more about it being suitable for your skin type from this short YouTube video.

 

 

Do not wax or thread after treatment

You can shave, but make sure you don’t wax or thread after each treatment. Whilst having the treatment, pulling out your hair follicles through waxing and threading hinders the process.

 

Have you ever thought of having laser hair removal treatment? If yes, what is stopping you?

 

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Laser Hair Removal Treatment During Summer

Without a doubt, summer is the season where we expose more skin than usual. Shorts, skirts and t-shirts make up the most prevalent fashion pieces every summer.

One of the problems, we ladies face is our unwanted hair. Since most of our bodies are exposed during the summer, our hair is let out in the open for people to see. Oftentimes this can be pretty embarrassing, especially for those of us (like me) who have more body hair than others.

 

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There are so many hair removal methods like laser hair removal, waxing, shaving and using the good old fashioned tweezers. These methods are all fine all year round, but some should be used with caution during the summer months.

Laser treatments make hair removal easy, painless and long lasting, unlike other hair removal methods that are quite the opposite. And that is why I am an advocate of laser hair removal treatments but I believe they should not be in done on body parts that would be exposed in the summer months. Here are the reasons why.

It makes your skin very sensitive

Laser Hair Removal Treatment makes use of lasers to remove hair from your body. The heat from the laser will go deep into your skin and target the hair follicle. The power of the laser will destroy the hair follicle and your hair is removed. The effect of the laser can make your skin extremely sensitive. If you don’t protect your skin after laser hair removal, your skin could be faced with more irritation if exposed to sun.

 

You run the risk of your skin getting burned

The sun can be extremely harsh. If you thought getting sensitive skin was bad enough then you should note this. When you combine sensitivity of your skin with the results from the laser treatment, the effect of sun’s rays could be heavier than normal after a laser hair removal treatment.

 

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Your run the risk of skin discolouration

When exposed to the sun, your skin tends to experience pigmentation problems. The rays of the sun can be rather harsh at times. Although laser hair removal favours fair skin, it is not friendly for dark-skined ladies. It could make your skin look darker due to melanin production. This is not good for your skin as you may end up with dark patches on the laser hair removal treatment area.

 

You won’t be able to have a tan

Summer is the time when people go under the sun to get that coveted tan. Tans are seen to be attractive. When you get a laser hair removal treatment, you will not be able to give yourself a tan. The direct effect of the sun’s rays will make your skin more sensitive. Your skin will start to feel raw and that could even damage your skin. That’s why dermatologists advice that you should stay away from tanning for about 6 weeks after the laser hair removal treatment.

 

I think the best time to have the laser hair treatment done is in the cooler months.

Have you had the laser hair removal treatment? What are your thoughts?

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