The Smell of Success!
As these winter months get colder, we begin to hibernate in our homes and bundle up with warmer clothing. We also stop keeping up with our waxing appointments because who's showing any skin in the winter and what's the point in going through all that pain to get rid of it? There's a better way of getting ready for Spring Break, or preparing your summer body and it doesn't involve the pain of waxing.
Laser Hair Removal!
Laser hair removal is a great way to get rid of that 5 o'clock shadow on your legs and overtime will make hair growth thinner and less visible. One common misconception that a lot of patients have, is that laser hair removal is permanent. Although laser hair removal is great and will minimize the amount of hair growth it is not a permanent solution. It has a 40-80% reduction in hair growth and most patients will need at least 8 sessions at 4-8 week intervals.
Our hair grows in three different stages :
It is only during the growing phase (Anagen), that hair effectively reacts to the treatment . Not all hair follicles will be in the Anagen stage, this is why multiple treatments are needed.
Some patients who suffer from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), also suffer from an excess growth of facial, back and chest hair. This hair tends to be coarser and thicker than typical female body hair. This symptom may cause emotional distress and self-esteem issues. Laser hair removal is still an option, but due to the fact that these patients produce higher than normal amounts of male hormones they will most likely need more laser sessions and may notice approximately 40% hair reduction.
Having suffered from symptoms of PCOS myself, I've had a series of laser hair removal treatments performed. I do still have hair growth in some areas, however the hair is a lot lighter in colour and less course as before and much easier to maintain.
What makes BBL Forever Bare different?
By administering energy in series of bursts instead of all at one time, Forever Bare BBL progressively raises the hair follicle temperature to the therapeutic level for hair removal all while keeping the skin protected.
What to expect?
As far as pain with laser hair removal, I would say it feels like an elastic band snap accompanied with heat. Patient may become a bit flush in these areas accompanied with slight follicular edema, this usually subsides within 1-4 hours post treatment. Also during the treatment patient might notice a unique smell, this is due to the hair being heated during the light process. We like to refer to this as:
THE SMELL OF SUCCESS
The smell is an indicator that we pulsed the hair follicle and provided a successful treatment.
In the first 24-48 hours we advise against exercise, excessive sweating, hot showers, saunas, shaving, exfoliating, active ingredients, applying makeup, or scented lotions to the treatment area.
It is best to avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks before & after the procedure. It is best to wear an
SPF 30 or higher at all times.
At Skin Worthy, we value educating our patients on their skin concerns, if you are interested in laser hair removal we encourage you to come in for a complimentary consultation. We will discuss your goals, assess your skin and decide the best plan of action for your specific needs.
call Skin Worthy 647-350-7546 to book your consultation today!
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