Permanent Hair Removal Treatments
Eliminate the need for messy and painful waxes, shaving and hair removal creams. At The Aesthetic Studio Clinic & Surgery, we use Laser and IPL/BBL photoepilation treatments for quick, safe and virtually painless permanent hair removal.
IPL and Laser hair removal treatments are non-invasive procedures that use specific wavelengths of light to remove unwanted hair gently and effectively. These Light based treatments target the melanin in the hair follicles that lie beneath the skin. The light bypasses the skin and heats the hair, right down to the bottom of the root, destroying it without damaging surrounding tissue or skin.
Popular requested areas for permanent hair removal include the face and upper lip, underarms, bikini area, arms, legs, back and buttocks, chest, shoulders, neck, stomach, hands and areola. Treatment of the forehead hairline can also improve the appearance and attractiveness of the face.
PL/Laser hair removal is a gentle, safe, quick and effective to remove unwanted hair, with great long lasting results. Most patients report no more discomfort than a quick pinching sensation. Each session reduces the growth, density and thickness of hair at treated sites significantly and incrementally. Due to the natural growth cycles of your hair, four to six treatments spaced six weeks apart are generally required for a completely successful course of laser hair removal or IPL hair removal treatment.
What You Need to Know About BBL Hair Removal
Sciton BBL ® Forever Bare hair removal uses a broadband light to gently remove unwanted hair, putting an end to routine shaving and waxing. This advanced technology is an improvement over the older, painful hair removal treatments and delivers long-lasting results. The Sciton BBL ® treats more than one hair at a time, making it possible to treat both small areas on the face as well as larger areas such as back, chest, shoulders, arms, and legs. During BBL ® hair removal, a cold gel is applied to the treatment area. An anesthetic cream may be applied also to the treatment area, but is usually not necessary. Some patients mention a slight stinging during treatment, comparing the sensation to that of a rubber band snap.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
You may need to be treated from 6-8 times at intervals of 4-6 weeks. There are three phases of hair growth - anagen, catagen and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase, anagen, can be successfully treated. Some larger areas of the body may need a few extra treatments.
WHAT SHOULD I DO PRIOR TO A HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT?
Before an initial BBL hair removal consult, it is best to leave an area unshaved so that our doctors can see what color and texture your hair is, which will help determine if you are a good candidate for hair reduction treatments.
Once it is decided that you are a good candidate for BBL hair removal, for maximum effectiveness it is recommended you shave the area to be treated prior to your BBL hair removal treatment. However, you should avoid waxing, tweezing and bleaching the hair prior to hair removal treatments and during the course of treatment because these grooming activities can decrease the effectiveness of the BBL hair removal treatments. Hair needs to be present in the follicle for laser or BBL treatments to be most effective. Since waxing or plucking pulls hair out of the follicle, recently waxed or plucked areas will not be suitable for treating.
Wear comfortable clothing on the day of treatment.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
Post Treatment Response
Hair has three phases of growth: active growth phase, an intermediate non-growth phase, and a resting phase with no hair follicle present. Duration of hair growth cycles vary with the location on the body. The BBL can only eliminate the hair that is currently in an active growth cycle so multiple treatments are necessary over a time span (4-6 week intervals) to remove hair from most areas. Final results may not be apparent for several months post treatment.
Post Treatment Care
Following a BBL hair removal treatment you may experience some redness and slight swelling in the area that has been treated; however, this should subside within a few hours. Any post treatment discomfort may be relieved by Paracetamol or similar mild analgesic.
A cold compress or an ice pack can be used after treatment to provide comfort. You may shower with cool water on the treatment area 8 to 12 hours after your BBL hair removal treatment.
The unwanted hair begins to fall out over one to two weeks. Keep the treated area clean, use a least SPF 35 sunscreen over exposed areas when outdoors, and do not use tanning beds or self tanners while undergoing treatments.
You may shave the treated area after 3 days following a BBL hair removal treatment. Do not pluck or wax or use a chemical exfoliant between treatments. Do NOT shave or trim the treated area for the first 3 days.
If the treated area is irritated, the area should not be rubbed with a face cloth or towel. Avoid scrubbing. The area should be patted dry.