Laser hair removal for people who need to have unwanted hair removed from their body is done resulting in the person never needing to shave, wax or tweeze again! For some, getting rid of unwanted hair by traditional methods is a daily battle and the option of having it permanently removed is an attractive one. Women often opt for this procedure for their legs, underarms, face and bikini line while with the men the most popular areas for treatment are the back and shoulders. Laser technology has come a long way since its inception and is now a safe method of treatment becoming more popular in South Africa.
The amount of sessions for laser hair removal depend on the area that needs to be treated but in general 4 to 8 sessions are usually what is needed taken over about 8 to 12 weeks. The exact amount of sessions you will need for your requirements would be discussed with you personally by a consultant after making an appointment. The process is not a painful one although many clients feel a tingling sensation during the treatment, also depending on where exactly on the body treatment is being carried out and how sensitive that area is. It can best be described as a similar feeling to waxing.
The cost of the process once again depends on the size of the area being treated and patients are given a quote after having an initial consultation, it is not as expensive these days as it was a few years ago when first introduced and being used. Side effects of being treated for hair removal are minimal, the most common being pink or reddish skin colouring in the area which usually disappears within a few minutes or hours. More un-common side effects in darker skinned patients include scabs, burns or blisters but these again are temporary and should disappear reasonably quickly. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein are among some of the places around South Africa offering professional laser hair removal from established treatment clinics.