The problem of unwanted hair is something we have been living with for many years and in the pursuit of finding the ultimate solution to this problem the cosmetics industry has devised many methods. From the cut throat shave to the brutality of waxing, hair removal can be quite a traumatic process for a person’s delicate skin.
Fortunately, all that can be a thing of the past. Laser technology has been making outstanding progress in the area of aesthetic procedures. With today’s intelligent and thoroughly tested devices, such as the Cynosure Elite MPX, you can experience painless hair removal with long lasting results. The treatment will not harm the skin and there is virtually no down-time. Due to the gorgeous super smooth results, it’s the procedure all the A-listers are talking about!
With the most advanced and safest of systems, the award winning team of skin care experts at Juvea Aesthetics can solve your unwanted hair problems whatever your skin type, age or gender.
Virtually any area of the body that produces hair can be treated with laser – even the delicate skin such as underarms and the bikini area. Popular areas are the face and neck, arms, legs, back, shoulders and chest. Men as well as women can take advantage of this technology. A number of men have problems with in-growing hairs and razor burn which can benefit just as successfully from the laser treatment. Darker skins do not need to be left out of the laser’s “magical wand” as the system targets the hair follicle rather than the skin’s surface. It is all down to the expertise of our professional clinicians who can customise such advanced devices to suit the skin type and hair problem.
This clever equipment emits gentle pulses of energy that pass through the skin into the hair follicle which is then destroyed so that hair cannot grow back. It is good to understand that hair grows in 4 stages:
Laser hair removal is aimed at the Anagen stage (actively growing) – around 25% of the hairs in that area. Therefore the hairs in other stages are left unaffected by the laser’s pulses. This is why it is recommended that between 4-6 treatments are needed to capture the next generation of hairs at the Anagen stage. By then the area should be completely hair-free.
Although the device is placed over the skin, it doesn’t actually attack it. The Cynosure Elite MPX laser is so advanced it can target the hair follicle with great accuracy. This leaves the skin surface from actual trauma. Because of this, there is only minimal discomfort. This is a very safe treatment and while the skin is only mildly affected in the process due to some heat, you will need to be careful of how you treat the area afterwards. In particular, you must avoid the sunlight as the skin is temporarily photo-sensitive.
The number of session required can very a little bit between patients. When you have your consultation with the Juvea laser expert you will choose the right treatment for you and your skin type or hair problem. Usually 4-6 sessions will see great results and these are carried out at regular intervals of around 4-6 weeks.
The benefits to laser hair removal with the Cynosure Elite MPX are numerous:
No, hairs can not grow back if the hair follicle is damaged. The hair growth you might see after just one or two sessions will be hair that was newer or older than the actively growing hair (Anagen stage).
Occasionally hormone changes can produce an increase or difference in hair production but they would be produced from slightly different areas some years later. For those patients we recommend a few extra sessions.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) states that laser hair removal treatments are “permanent hair reduction”. In order to be clear on expectations, this is mainly due to the varying skin types (including the stages of hair growth), hair problems and the application at the time. In most cases, after the right amount of treatments, the results are permanent removal.
It is not exactly painful, but you may experience some minor discomfort. Some describe the sensation as an elastic band snapping against the surface. The system has an in-built cooling system which is effective, but if you are particularly concerned a mild anaesthetic cream can be applied to the area beforehand. After the treatment you may see some slight redness but this should subside within 24 hours after the session. Be warned about sun exposure, and you will need to be mindful of tight clothing etc. Your Juvea clinician will give you all the post-treatment care you need to optimise your laser hair removal procedure.
Each treatment differs depending upon the size of the area being treated. For example, an upper lip treatment will take around 5 minutes, the underarms 10 minutes each and about 1-1.5 hours for legs or full back. For the longer treatment times – look at it as a nice rest in the middle of the day!
Yes, it is beneficial to shave the day before your treatment or in the morning of your treatment. Make sure you are very careful not to cut your skin and avoid wearing clothing that might irritate your newly shaved skin. You want your skin to be as healthy as possible when commencing laser hair removal treatment.
Immediately after each session you are likely to experience some redness, heat bumps or swelling. Some patients find scabs forming or blistering after treatments. Your Juvea laser expert will give you the best advice to deal with any of these typical, mild symptoms. To avoid further irritation wear loose clothing and stay out of the sun.
There are a number of factors that will impact the overall success of your laser treatment. The type of hair and your skin type can play a part in the speed at which you see the results you are looking for. It is advisable that any skin conditions should be addressed and tanned skin needs to return to its natural condition as much as possible.
To get the best possible result from your treatment you will be given the best skin care advice such as staying out of sunlight due to the area being photo-sensitive for a while. Your clinician at Juvea will help give you all the aftercare you need to maximise your skin’s health and optimise a hair-free face or body.
Feedback and testimonials inform us that our clients are more than happy with their laser hair removal treatments at Juvea. The service and care they receive from our professional and the hair removal results they were looking for keep them referring us to their friends and family many times over.