While we all want smooth, hair-free skin, few of us enjoy waxing, shaving, plucking, or bleaching our unwanted follicles. At The Brow Room, we offer a fast, efficient, and comfortable alternative: laser hair removal. We use cutting-edge, medical-grade lasers equipped with unique skin-cooling technology to deliver a safe, precise, and effective laser hair removal service. Our laser hair removal treatments are the best way to banish those pesky unwanted hairs. And the cherry on the cake? Laser hair removal is often permanent, too.
How does laser hair removal work?
Lasers are electronic devices that generate an intense beam of single-color light that can travel vast distances and carry enormous amounts of energy. Specific, medically-approved lasers are used in hair removal procedures. The light they emit is attracted to the dark pigment in our hair follicles. This dark pigment then absorbs the light and converts it into heat, which destroys the bulb at the end of the follicle and prevents new hair growth. And once this bulb is destroyed, the follicle will never grow back.
Which areas can be treated?
At The Brow Room, we offer waxing hair removal treatments from the face to the toes and all the areas in between. Our laser hair removal services are just as effective where any unwanted hair is present. And, our staff are trained to deliver a professional, precisely targeted and comfortable service. Popular treatment areas include the bikini line, underarm, legs and face for women, and the chest and back for men.
How should I prepare for my laser hair removal appointment?
To ensure your hair removal service is effective, please avoid waxing, epilating or using depilatory creams at least two weeks before your treatment with us. We recommend that you shave the area 12 hours before your appointment. This is because for the laser to work, the root of the hair needs to be present in the follicle, without any hair sitting above the skin. Good hygiene is also a must, so please make sure you shower the day of your appointment so you’re ready for treatment.
What can I expect from my laser hair removal session? Does it hurt?
The good news is that in comparison to waxing and epilation treatments, hair removal is virtually painless. No numbing cream is required. Our laser hair removal services are also quick and efficient, with each pulse lasting less than a second. You may feel a slight tingling feeling as the laser works its magic. And, in particularly sensitive areas – such as the upper lip – some clients may feel a little discomfort. However, our lasers are equipped with advanced, built-in cooling systems to soothe your skin before, during, and after treatment, which effectively minimizes any discomfort.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
In a nutshell, the ideal candidate for laser hair removal will have thick, dark hair and a fair skin tone.
That’s because the darker and thicker the hair, the more pigment it will hold, and consequently the lighter it will absorb. This is also why you should avoid plucking or waxing your hair before treatment.
If you have white, blond, grey or red hair, your hair may not respond to laser hair removal. That’s because there’s no dark pigment to hold the light, so the laser can’t generate enough heat to destroy the follicle. Fine hair also holds less pigment. However, some clients with light or fine hair may still be treated successfully with our ProWave LX™ laser.
Skin color is another important factor. The lighter your skin tone, the higher we can raise the intensity of the laser. For darker skin tones, we will need to use a lower intensity in our hair removal services. That’s because the laser light doesn’t know the difference between pigments in your skin or your hair. So, if you have tanned or darker skin, the risk of burning is greater.
If you’re concerned about your suitability for hair laser removal, please get in touch with our friendly staff who are more than happy to offer professional help and guidance.
What lasers do you use?
At The Brow Room, we use high-quality, medical-grade lasers that are safe and specifically designed for use on human skin. Read more about each of our lasers below.
Our ProWave LX™ delivers powerful, gentle light into the hair follicle to stop hair growth in its tracks. It’s a specially tailored, efficient laser system that helps to make hair removal possible even for those with lighter and fine hair. This treatment is fast, comfortable, and suitable for both large and small areas.
The Cutera Nd:YAG laser delivers the latest hair removal technology and is one of the most advanced and effective laser treatments around. The hair on our body grows in different cycles at different times, and the clever Cultera laser targets follicles in the anagen phase, when the hair bulb can be destroyed. At The Brow Room, we can use the Cultera Nd:YAG to effectively treat both large and small areas of hair, with no downtime.
How many laser hair treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you will require will depend on your natural hair color and skin type, as these factors determine how well you’ll respond to treatment. Your treatment plan will also depend on the area you wish to target. Typically, clients usually need at least six treatments to achieve a permanent result. We normally recommend leaving 4-10 weeks between each session. However, as hair grows faster in different parts of the body, this will vary by treatment area:
- Arms and legs: treatment recommended every 6-10 weeks
- Face/underarms/bikini area: treatment recommended every 4-6 weeks
- Larger body areas: treatment recommended every 6-8 weeks
You should also keep in mind that the hairs on your body are all at various stages of the growth cycle, so it can take a few sessions to see complete and noticeable hair reduction.
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