Permanent hair removal
Unwanted hair growth is a problem that, surprisingly, many people go and live within everyday life. It also means that many methods have gradually been developed to bring about undesirable hair growth. There are creams, machines, wax treatments, and many other ways to remove the body’s inappropriate hair.
In this post, we focus on permanent hair removal, which is also called laser treatment. This hair removal method is a popular way to remove unwanted hair. This is not without reason, as it is the only practical and long-lasting method available.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal may sound like a pretty extreme way to kill unwanted hair, but that is far from the case. It is a treatment that is neither dangerous, hurting, nor serious.
How do the laser treatments work?
Permanent hair removal uses IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), a laser technology that has been used for cosmetic purposes since 1995. The laser penetrates the skin’s surface and down to the hair follicles. Down at the hair follicle, the light is captured and converted into heat (about 70 °) which destroys the follicle.
It requires pigment (melanin) in the hair for the laser to penetrate the hair follicle and turn it into heat. Therefore, this IPL technique works best on dark hair. It also means that the lighter the skin, the higher the effect of permanent laser hair removal.
It is essential to understand that the body hair has different growth stages, and therefore, only about 20% of your hair is active at any given time. Consequently, it takes between 5-7 treatments for all hair follicles to be permanently removed in the selected area.
If you are unsure whether laser treatment is the right choice, CeriX, a cosmetic specialist and permanent hair removal expert, offers free personalized consultation. They have clinics in Odense and Copenhagen.
Can permanent hair removal be used anywhere on the body?
It’s a question most often asked by women interested in permanent hair removal in either the face or bikini area. As these are sensitive areas, there is an excellent reason to question treatments in these areas.
The answer is: Yes, laser treatments can be used on the entire body without problems, and this applies to both men and women. It is neither more nor less dangerous to have permanent hair removal done in these areas.
There may even be benefits to choosing laser treatments in sensitive areas rather than using allergenic and inappropriate hair removal creams.
Who can have laser hair removal?
As mentioned, the laser treatments work best if you have dark hair. Therefore, the results typically have seen house people with dark hair and light skin. It applies whether you are male or female.
If you are interested in using laser treatment but have doubts about whether you are the right candidate for permanent laser hair removal. You can inquire at one of the country’s many clinics.
If you are under 18 years old, it can also be problematic to use permanent hair removal. No cosmetic treatments such as these are done for young people under 18 years.
Furthermore, pregnant and breastfeeding women are not advised to have permanent laser hair removal done.
Side effects of permanent hair removal
What side effects does IPL laser treatment have?
There are no long-term side effects after laser treatment.
There are some nuisances associated with permanent hair removal, which some would probably describe as a kind of side effect of the treatment. In the area where the unwanted hair growth has been removed, redness and mild swelling will usually occur after the procedure, which typically lasts for a few hours. On rare occasions, small blisters can be experienced in the area.
The extent of the side effects mentioned depends significantly on how the treatment is performed. Therefore, we always recommend that you visit a clinic with experienced staff and high-quality equipment. We recommend CeriX cosmetic clinic.
Pros and cons of permanent hair removal
There are some advantages and disadvantages of permanent hair removal. Besides the apparent benefit, which of course is that the hair does not return and that you no longer have to worry about shaving, waxing treatments, etc.
- The most effective hair removal method.
- Less painful than waxing.
- Red shaves and itching are avoided from shaving.
- Permanent hair removal is a healthy alternative compared to unhealthy hair removal creams.
- An expensive alternative compared to regular shaving.
- Requires multiple treatments for 100% hair removal.
If you have the budget to invest in permanent hair removal and you hate epilation with scrapes, waxes or cream, there are no doubt more advantages than disadvantages of permanent laser hair removal.
Permanent hair removal rates
How much does it cost to complete a permanent hair removal with laser treatment?
It depends on the area to remove the unwanted hair growth and how large the area is. Below we have made a few price examples.
The price for permanent hair removal throughout the face is 500$ per head. Treatment. You need to expect a minimum of 5 treatments to be 100% hair-free. Therefore, the final price is 2500$, and in the worst case, 4000$ for permanent removal of the unwanted hair growth throughout the face.
The price for permanent hair removal in the armpits is 100$ — treatment and therefore costs between 500 and 1000$ for a complete treatment.
In these examples, we did not include any discounts or promotional offers. If you want to see the prices for several body areas, you can see them here www.cerix.dk/prices.
Before and after treatment – worth knowing
There are some precautions both before and after the laser treatment that you should try to comply with if you want an optimal effect of the procedure.
- Avoid large amounts of sun exposure for approx. One month in areas to be treated. The area should be covered as a minimum if you cannot avoid more extended periods in the sun.
- Avoid using self-tan and spray tan right up to a treatment
- YOU MUST PLEASE remove unwanted hair on the area with a shaver up to a treatment. It is even recommended as it makes working with the laser easier.
- DO NOT remove unwanted hair in the area of wax or tweezers before treatment.
- Avoid direct sun exposure without a high factor sunscreen for up to 4 weeks after treatment. The skin is extra vulnerable after treatment and is quickly burned or, at worst, pigmented.