With summer coming up, most women start to think about hair removal.
We all started out shaving years ago, probably just as we hit our teenage years.
Maybe you’ve tried other options like waxing or hair removal creams.
But maybe you want to try out something different, something more long lasting.
If shaving and waxing haven’t worked for you, laser hair removal could be a better option.
Elan Clinic on Cavendish Road in Pembroke offers a variety of services that might be able to help you.
Shameela Simons, a nurse at Elan explained what products and services are available.
In addition to laser hair removal, Elan Clinic offers Botox, Microdermabrasion, Micro peel and Obagi Blue Peel, Sclerotherapy, Fillers, including Perlane, Restylane, and Juvederm, Titan, Laser genesis, Cutera Limelight IPL, Intense Pulsed Light, Medifast, a medically monitored weight loss programme, laser vein removal and Obagi medical Systems.
Ms Simons explained the difference in the hair removal treatments.
“Regular hair removal is by waxing, shaving, gels or creams.
“Laser hair removal is by a laser machine.
“You can be numbed for your laser treatment by creams or gels and or ice packs.
“According to the FDA, there are no lasers that can actually guarantee permanent removal.”
She continued: “You should shave the area you want lasered two or three days before [the treament].
“Shave as close as possible.
“This way the laser gets to the hair follicle rather than the skin.
“You need several treatments before you will see full results.
“You will need to have a consultation first with the nurse and she will do a few test spots to determine the setting of the laser machine.”
Asked what kind of clients laser treatment would work best on, Ms Simons said: “The nurse in the first consultation can determine who is a good candidate for the laser treatment but the client must be dark haired.”
And laser hair removal shouldn’t be confused with electrolysis, Ms Simons said.
“Electrolysis is done by inserting a needle into the hair follicle shaft thus destroying growth and laser hair removal is burning of the hair shaft reducing it’s growth.
“Electrolysis is more permanent.”
All laser treatments have risk for burning, hypo/hyper pigmentation, wounds, scars and eye damage.
Before deciding if it is right for you, make sure to do your research to find the perfect treatment.
For more information on The Elan Clinic, call 296-7439 or email email@example.com