Virtually Pain-Free Laser Hair Removal Johannesburg
Laser hair removal probably sounds like one of the scariest and most dangerous procedures to get because of the negative association connected to lasers.
You may be wondering what is Laser hair removal, is it safe, what is the best spa in Johannesburg where can l get the best laser hair removal, why should I even consider getting laser hair removal, etc.
A lot more questions may be racing in your mind. Well, you are in luck because this article will answer those questions and so much more.
Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses energy (the concentrated beam of light) to remove body hair. The laser removes hair by affecting hair follicles thus causing the hair to be removed from the roots.
Because hair follicles are affected, laser hair removal offers a permanent hair removal solution. At Beauty by laser, we specialize in laser hair removal hence our name!!
We offer innovative and permanent laser hair removal treatment that is pain-free and guaranteed to give you the best laser hair removal in Johannesburg
At Beauty by laser, we use pain-free IN-Motion at our Laser Clinic Johannesburg. Pain-free IN-Motion makes the whole laser treatment pain-free.
IN-Motion™uses a paintbrush technique that gradually increases the power to have a steady in the effective laser energy. Rather than “Zapping” which feels like an elastic band snapping against your skin the patented Ice Tip™ ensures the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable at all times.
IN-Motion™ is one of the best, most effective, and most comfortable ways to do laser. The Diode (where the beam of light comes through) removes unwanted body hair and facial hair for all skin types, making it the best laser machine. Beauty by laser best hair removing system
What laser machine do we use?
We use the Diode Laser Machine VA -508
Diode laser hair removal treatment by ICE SHR is painless and safe.
It provides the best hair removal laser treatment and facial hair removal for both men and women. This machine boasts 3 wavelengths.
- 808nm which targets all hair types.
- 755nm targets blond and fine hair.
- 1064nm which targets dark and tanned skin hence allowing the treatment to be half the time.
How does it work?
To understand how laser hair removal works it is important to understand hair growth. There are three stages of hair growth:
- Active growth stage – Anagen
- Regression stage – Catagen
- Resting stage – Telogen
Laser hair removal mainly targets hair that is in the active stages of growth for optimal results. This means that hair that is growing is actively removed from the roots thus offering long-lasting results.
The Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser system gradually heats the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of your skin. This results in a raised temperature to a level sufficient enough to destroy the targeted hair structures, thus preventing hair re-growth.
Hormone imbalances (e.g. polycystic ovaries) and changes (e.g. puberty, menopause, and or pregnancy) can stimulate dormant hair follicles to become active; in this case, one would need a touch-up treatment. The question then becomes:
How many treatments do I need?
The simple answer is the number of treatments varies per individual. For:
Light-colored and fine hair – 8-10 treatments.
Darker hair may require more sessions as the laser has to 1st target the melanin (color) in the hair follicle before causing the hair to fall out.
5 Things you to do before your laser hair removal appointment?
- Avoid applying aromatherapy oils a day before the treatment.
- Apply additional sunscreen 3 days before treatment.
- Shave the area 24 hours before to eliminate sensitivity, excluding the facial hair, we will trim them in the salon.
- Refrain from any form of root hair removal (waxing, plucking, threading, etc.) 4 weeks prior to treatment.
- Do not bleach 3 weeks prior to the treatment.
Three things you should refrain from on the day of your laser hair removal treatment.
- Visiting the gym,
- Going into a hot bath or shower
- Applying any products containing alcohol.
What to do during your laser hair removal appointment?
Relax and enjoy your treatment. It is pain-free hence you have nothing to worry about. If you feel any discomfort during your treatment do communicate immediately although that is highly unlikely. Laser hair removal takes between 10 to 20 minutes.
What happens post-treatment?
After laser hair removal a mild redness or swelling of the treated area may occur, this normally only lasts for a few minutes and up to a couple of days.
We recommend applying sunscreen for at least three days after treatment, especially in areas exposed to the sun.
You may experience a phenomenon similar to “regrowth” which is actually the hair shaft which comes out before falling.
If you do feel like you want a tanning session after the laser hair removal you can have your skin tanned between sessions.
8 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
1. It is convenient.
Very little preparation before the treatment.
Results of hair removal are long-lasting hence you will not have frequent costs for hair removal.
Many patients can archive permanent hair loss within 3 to 7 sessions, therefore laser hair removal is successful.
Targets hair right down to the follicle hence the precision.
Treatment times are fast, although speed will depend on the area being treated.
6. No ingrown hairs
Unlike waxing and threading, you will not have to suffer the painful ingrown hairs.
7. No irritating razor burns.
8. No waiting for hair growth
You don’t need surface hair for a laser hair treatment, in fact, you can shave before the appointment.
What is the cost for laser hair removal at Beauty By Laser Day Spa?
The cost of treatment varies depending on the area being treated. The Bikini treatment ranges from R550 to R1500. The Brazilian laser hair removal ranges from R850 to R1150.
There are several treatment options available for laser hair removal with varied packages to meet your every need. On average you may need 8 – 10 sessions spaced by 4 – 6 weeks apart. At Beauty By Laser Day Spa, we offer the best laser hair removal in Johannesburg.
What is the best hair removal technique between shaving, waxing, threading and laser hair removal?
As you can see a wide variety of hair removal options exist. The best hair removal, therefore, depends on a lot of factors such as your goal, the area of interest, how long you want the skin to remain hairless, etc.
The best hair removal technique for you can also depend on your personal experience with each hair removal technique. Hence, it is definitely advisable that you try different hair removal techniques before you actually settle on one as a personal favorite.
Before you can probably try the different hair removal techniques at different times you may be wondering how the hair removal techniques are carried out, what are the advantages and disadvantages of one over the other, and how long the results last.
You are fortunate because l will outline it for you briefly down below.
This process of hair removal includes using a sharp razor to carefully cut the hair from its base. It is ideal for temporary hair removal as the hair easily grows back fairly quickly. It is an easy process to carry out and thus can be easily done at home
Advantages of shaving
- The process is easy to carry out even if you are not an expert.
- Hair grows back fairly quickly (days).
- It is very affordable.
- It is pain-free.
Disadvantages of shaving
- Hair grows back fairly quickly (days).
- There is a risk of getting cuts and shaving bumps
- There is a risk of getting ingrown hairs
- Could trigger skin allergic reaction
Shaving provides an easy and hustles free method to remove hair however its hair removal solution is not permanent.
If you have sensitive skin it is most probably not the ideal solution for you for hair removal.
This process uses wax to remove unwanted body hair. It is best to have it done by a professional like at a spa. Waxing is ideal if you want results that are long-lasting and don’t come with side effects such as cuts.
- Skin remains smoother as waxing is a form of exfoliation.
- Hair that grows back starts becoming thinner and thinner.
- Results are long-lasting, able to last even for a month
- Waxing can be painful depending on who does it.
- It can cause inflamed hair follicles and skin irritation.
- Using hair removal wax whilst using anti-aging and acne combating products can lead to infections, abrasions etc.
This method of hair removal involves the use of thread to pluck the hair out. It is best done by a professional like at a spa. Threading removes hair follicles individually hence it is not ideal for the removal of hair over large surfaces because the process will then take a very long time. Over small areas such as shaping eyes brows threading is very ideal because it is precise.
Advantages of Threading
- It is precise and ideal for eyebrow shaping
- Provides amazing results
Disadvantages of Threading
- Hair grows back fairly quickly
- The process can be painful
- Requires process to be repeated frequently
Laser hair removal uses a laser to remove hair from its follicles. In terms of offering long-lasting and exceptional results, the laser comes out tops. It is ideal if you are aiming for painless hair removal that is permanent.
- It is less painful than other hair removal techniques
- It is quick
- It prevents the development of ingrown hairs
- It is a long term solution
- It is precise
- It can remove hair from any part of the body.
- Once the hair is removed it may never grow back properly
- It can be expensive
- It can be a long process as laser hair removal can be divided into multiple sessions.
Frequently asked questions
Is Laser Hair Removal safe?
Yes, it is absolutely safe. The laser is light and not radiation!! Research has shown no links to laser as a cause of cancer. The Diode Laser has provided permanent hair reduction for thousands of patients worldwide, safely and successfully. It is approved by the FDA as it pays attention to each person’s individual skin type making it safe for darker as well as tanned skin.
Who is laser hair removal suitable for?
Anyone suffering from ingrown hairs. All men, women, teenagers and even young children who have unwanted body / facial hair. All skin types, hair types and most hair colours can be removed by laser hair removal.
Who is laser hair removal not suitable for?
Unfortunately, grey and white hair cannot be treated with the laser hair removal process as they have no pigment. Anyone treating Acne who is on a heavy dose of Roaccutane or similar skin thinning or sensitizing medication should not have laser hair removal. Anyone on any medication that is photosensitive (we have a list to check from) should not have laser hair removal.
How often do I have the laser done?
Laser air removal only works on hair that is actively growing. How often you can have laser hair removal will thus depend on the duration of your hair growth cycle or the growth rate of your body hair. For ultimate results, we generally recommend every 4 weeks for all body areas.
Which is better Electrolysis hair removal and Laser Hair Removal?
Electrolysis involves the passage of an electrical current through the hair so as to destroy the hair follicle. Due to the usage of actual electrical current electrolysis can be very dangerous, especially if not done well. Electrolysis treatments also need to be spread over many sessions for them to be effective.
Lastly, electrolysis cannot cover large areas at once hence that is a disadvantage if comparing it to laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is the use of a laser to remove hair. The process is safe, fail-proof, and guaranteed to give you awesome results.
How painful is electrolysis versus laser hair removal?
Electrolysis uses electricity hence it does illicit pain that could be similar to electrocution. It definitely is painful as compared to laser hair removal.