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Your guide to male pubic hair removal

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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Laser Hair Removal
SKIN TREATMENT

Both men and women have their own rituals and routines when it comes to upkeeping their appearance, and this is especially true regarding their genital area.

More men are opting for professional pubic hair removal methods and are seeking ways to stretch that time in-between shaves for a long as possible. Some are even seeing permanent hair removal as a long-term investment: one that saves time, avoids razor burn, ingrown hairs and shaving rash.

Others see male pubic hair removal as a way to increase sensitivity and sensation during sex, or even as an opportunity to improve the odour of their genital area, as pubic hair traps sweat, oil and bacteria – it is no wonder a smoother look can improve freshness.

Some men choose to remove their pubic hair to meet their own, or their partners, aesthetic preferences.

 

Traditional Pubic Hair Removal Methods

When it comes to hair removal methods, there are many options available to choose from and each will depend on your preference and desired outcome.

The most traditional methods of pubic hair removal are shaving and trimming – where there are many tools to facilitate the sculpting, contouring and altering of your genital area. These methods are relatively low risk, unless you accidentally nip the skin or forget to use shaving cream, and act as a fast, temporary way of removing any unwanted pubic hair.

If you shave regularly, always moisturise and exfoliate for a couple of days afterwards to rehydrate the shaved area, maintain softness and prevent ingrown hairs.

Waxing is also another manual, at-home treatment for male pubic hair removal and although it will last longer than shaving, it is the more painful option that requires correct technique to be truly effective. The risk of wax burn and irritation is also higher if the waxing isn’t done in the right way.

 

How to Remove Pubic Hair Without Shaving or Waxing

If you’re looking for a way to remove male pubic hair without shaving or waxing, you could try hair removal cream – one that is formulated especially for the genital area and effective on your hair colour. This, however, would not be the best option for someone with sensitive skin.

There are multiple professional treatments available which would suit somebody looking for permanent pubic hair removal with a less painful procedure and visible results.

Our most popular hair removal methods all involve light and heat energy to target the hair follicles and prevent future growth. These treatments are:

  • Laser Hair Removal: to directly target the individual hairs; suitable for all skin types
  • IPL: to target broader areas of skin; limited to paler skin tones
  • Electrolysis: for removing any unwanted fine, light hair

 

Best Way to Remove Male Pubic Hair Permanently

For permanent male pubic hair removal, we recommend Laser Hair Removal which can be used as a way to achieve your desired sculpt – whether you want to subtly contour or impress with a full Brazilian – LHR guarantees long-lasting results.

What makes laser treatment the most effective procedure when it comes to pubic hair removal, is the combination of both technology and knowledge of hair growth patterns. Our practitioners will expertly identify which stage your hair is in and modify your sessions to coincide with when the hair will be most responsive to the laser.

The hair growth cycle

Our experts seek to perform the treatments during the Anagen phase of the hair growth cycle as this when the hair follicle is actively growing and most pigmented which will produce the best results. The hand-held device used during the treatment is kind to the sensitive skin around the pubic area and can be an effective removal method for any dark, highly pigmented hair.

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How Much Does Pubic Laser Hair Removal Cost?

Our great value options give you the flexibility and control to design your own treatment path depending on what would most meet your hair removal goals.

Have a look here for our comprehensive hair removal price guide.

 

How to Remove Ingrown Pubic Hair

Pubic hair is often coarse and curly, which increases the likelihood of developing ingrown hairs. This is often the result of manual hair removal methods like shaving.

As the genital area is sensitive, ingrown hairs in this region can be very painful and are best prevented by avoiding shaving for a couple of days. If your ingrown hair gets infected, it is best to not attempt to remove the hair. Instead, use an anti-septic cream and ask your pharmacist for advice.

If you cannot see the ingrown area protruding from the skin’s surface, wait a few days whilst the hair grows. If you can see the ingrown hair, and it is not infected, apply warm water to the area first and use a tweezer to free the trapped hair in one quick movement.

Do not continue to pick out the hair as, if done correctly, the whole follicle would have already become loose. Wash the area afterwards and keep clean until the raised area heals completely.

To prevent further ingrown hairs, we recommend always shaving with shaving cream, changing your razor head regularly and moisturising afterwards to prevent irritation and razor burn. If ingrown hairs remain, discontinue traditional hair removal methods and switch to professional ones, such as Laser Hair Removal.

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Key things to remember

  • Grooming habits are nothing to be embarrassed about
  • Removing pubic hair can increase sexual sensation, improve odour and improve the appearance of your genital area
  • Laser Hair Removal is a very effective hair removal solution that will last for a very long time. It doesn’t cause ingrown hairs, razor burn and is suitable for sensitive skin and most hair types
  • Shaving and trimming are only temporary solutions to hair removal and are time consuming
  • Laser Hair Removal is an investment for smoother, hair-free skin

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How Can Laser Hair Removal Help With Hirsutism?

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Ellie Taylor
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Hirsutism is a female disorder characterised by excessive dark or coarse hair growth in a male-like pattern. Can laser hair removal help with this condition? Read on to learn more. You can also click here to discover if laser hair removal can help with folliculitis.

 

What is hirsutism?

Hirsutism is a condition that causes excessive growth of dark or coarse hair on the face, chest, and back in a male-like pattern. Excess male hormones, mainly testosterone, are frequently the cause of hirsutism.

Hirsutism can be brought on by:

  • Ovarian polycystic syndrome (PCOS) – An imbalance of sex hormones occurs in this disorder, which commonly develops during puberty. PCOS can cause excessive hair growth, irregular periods, obesity, infertility, and numerous cysts on the ovaries over time.
  • Cushing’s disease – This happens when your body is exposed to excessive levels of the hormone cortisol. It can result from your adrenal glands producing too much cortisol or from long-term use of drugs like prednisone.
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia – In this hereditary disorder, the adrenal glands produce abnormal amounts of steroid hormones, such as cortisol and androgen.
  • Tumours. An androgen-secreting tumour can cause hirsutism in the ovaries or adrenal glands.
  • Medications – Some drugs can cause hirsutism. If your partner uses androgen-containing topical treatments, you may be affected due to skin-to-skin contact.

Often, there is no known cause for hirsutism.

Does laser hair removal work for hirsutism?

Anti-androgen medicines are commonly used to treat hirsutism. Long-term hair removal methods such as laser hair removal have shown excellent results when paired with hormone therapies.

Laser hair removal is a typically safe and successful method for those who want to reduce hair growth over time. It works by focussing a beam of light on hair follicles to cause selective damage. This method reduces hair regrowth gradually but permanently and can be used on wider parts of the body.

It works best on a light complexion with coarse black hair. This is because light hair with few or no dark pigments cannot absorb enough light photons released by the laser, making complete removal impossible.

After therapy, finer and lighter hair often persists in some patients. Nonetheless, laser treatment is effective, quick, and somewhat painless.

 

Best hair removal for hirsutism

Specialised hair removal treatments have a high success rate, but they must be used in conjunction with testosterone reduction therapy. People with hirsutism can benefit from laser hair removal, but it’s crucial to keep your expectations in check. While some individuals had a 2- to 6-month growth delay with just one treatment, the majority will require multiple sessions to achieve permanent hair loss.

Even if many old hair follicles have been destroyed, hair can still develop. Because hair grows in three stages and not all of your hair is at the same stage at the same time, killing all of your follicles in a few sessions is rare. However, when utilised in conjunction with other therapy choices and personalised to the individual, many people will see positive effects.

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Key Learnings

  • Hirsutism is a condition that causes excessive growth of dark or coarse hair on the face, chest, and back in a male-like pattern.
  • When paired with hormone therapies, laser hair removal has shown excellent results.
  • It’s crucial to keep your expectations in check. While some individuals had a 2- to 6-month growth delay with just one treatment, the majority will require multiple sessions to achieve permanent hair loss.
  • Laser hair removal isn’t suitable for pregnant women, those with keloid scars, and those hypersensitive to light.

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What Age is it Best to Get Laser Hair Removal?

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Ellie Taylor
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Laser hair removal is an excellent treatment to remove unwanted hair permanently, but is there an age limit for this procedure? Maybe there is a certain age where laser hair removal is most effective? Read on to learn more.

 

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted hair using a concentrated beam of light (laser).

Laser Hair Removal destroys hair follicles and permanently alters the hair development environment by combining light and heat energy. We use modern laser instruments that produce short bursts of light that can penetrate the skin’s epidermis and dermis layers. Click here to discover the results you can expect from the procedure.

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At what age is laser hair removal most effective?

This treatment has the advantage of being effective at any age. This therapy is the most effective approach to permanently reduce hair whether you are 18 or 80 years old. The optimum time to get treatment is when you become aware that you have unwanted hair that you would prefer to be free of.

 

Is there a laser hair removal age limit?

Teenagers as young as 14 years old can undergo laser hair removal procedures. It is usually recommended to wait until at least 18 years of age, as hair growth might be faster in teenagers, and hormonal changes can have an impact. Once these hormonal changes have stabilised at the age of 18, the effects of laser hair removal are more likely to be long lasting.

Because laser hair removal is often only temporary for many teenagers, it is a costly surgery. The clinics advertising this procedure to young teenagers often do so knowing it isn’t permanent, purposely misleading customers. DestinationSkin only offers this treatment to those 18 and over.

 

Am I too old for laser hair removal?

Many older adults have not dealt with undesirable hair until later on in life. Hair growing in places where there was previously no hair is one of the many changes that ageing brings to the body. Alternatively, existing hair may thicken and become more difficult to remove.

You may also discover that hygiene activities that were formerly effortless are becoming more difficult. Shaving, for instance, may irritate your skin. Alternatively, due to the thinning of the skin that increases as you age, plucking and waxing may be more uncomfortable.

It’s never too late to get rid of unwanted hair; don’t assume you’re too old for laser therapy simply because you’re an older adult. It’s a fantastic moment to begin feeling more at ease in your own skin.

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Key Learnings

  • Laser hair removal is effective at any age, from 18 to 80
  • Teenagers as young as 14 years old can undergo laser hair removal procedures, however here at DestinationSkin we only treat those 18 and over
  • It’s never too late to get rid of unwanted hair
  • Laser hair removal isn’t suitable for pregnant women, those with keloid scars, and those hypersensitive to light

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Dr Toni’s top tips to protect your skin this summer

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DestinationSkin’s Group Clinical Director, Dr Toni Philips, gives the g-lowdown on keeping your skin sun-safe 

It might feel like summer is still miles away with the lousy weather, but as the sun starts to shine it’s important to remember to stay safe and protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. So, whether you’re heading to the park to picnic with friends, BBQing in your garden or soaking up the sun on the beach, Dr Toni Philips, Group Clinical Director at DestinationSkin reveals how best to look after your skin this summer:

“We often think about avoiding the damaging effect of the sun in terms of visible skin issues such as pigmentation, premature ageing and wrinkles – all important to bear in mind if you want healthy, smooth and glowing skin.

However, we can’t forget that UV rays, especially UVB rays, can be very dangerous and have much more severe consequences. UVB rays cause short-wave radiation which can penetrate the superficial layers of the skin. This high intensity damage to the cell DNA which can lead to skin cancer.”

 

Dr Toni’s top tips to protect your skin this summer

First signs of damage: The key sign of UVB is sunburn, and it doesn’t have to be severe. The faintest pink colour seen after sun exposure indicates that UVB has been absorbed and caused trauma to the skin.

 

SPF is your skin’s saviour: You may be tempted by a low SPF sunscreen to ‘top up the tan’ but you need at least SPF 30+, though SPF50, such as Heliocare Advanced XF Gel SPF50, is ideal. What is most important is to make sure you are checking the sunscreen formulation to see how long it is meant to last and how often it suggests reapplying.

 

It’s not just UV rays to watch out for: Blue light emitted from the screens of our devices such as smart phones, has longer wavelengths and penetrates the skin deeper than UVA and UVB rays. Whilst this might not be as harmful it can damage collagen and elastin which support the skin. Enough, repeated exposure to blue light can also cause hyperpigmentation – an overproduction of brown pigments in the skin.

I’d always suggest using a sunscreen, such as Heliocare’s 360 Water Gel SPF50+, that not only covers UVA, UVB but also visible light and near infra-red filters for that extra protection.

 

Keep protected all day long: You may think that it’s just the hot summer days you need to worry about and if it doesn’t feel hot then you’re fine. However, UVA rays from the sun are present all year round and penetrate deep into the dermis causing sun damage associated with skin ageing. Click here to read our full blog on how to reverse and repair sun damage.

 

Keep your skin clear: The hot summer days provide the perfect environment for bacteria or yeast to overgrow on our skin, causing red acne spots, clogged pores and a build-up of oils in your glands due to the combination of sweat, heat, sun cream and pollution. Make sure to cleanse your skin regularly to help avoid this, especially if you’re exercising in the heat. Using the right cleanser for your skin type will remove excess oil, gently exfoliate dead skin cells and debris, whilst leaving the skin barrier intact. If you are experiencing acne, we have a range of treatments to help that you can view here.

 

Your sunscreen can help too: Try and make sure your SPF is non-comedogenic (does not block pores), like Heliocare’s oil-free dry touch gel SPF50, before you use it on your face as well as body, and you should never use SPF that’s out of date, as it will be ineffective and not protect you from sun damage.

 

Reapply and cover up: It is recommended you apply 1oz of SPF over your skin at least 20 minutes prior to sun exposure – and remember to top up every 2-3 hours, especially if you’re likely to be in the water.

 

Don’t overdo it: I’d always advise to avoid direct sun exposure and spend time in the shade during the hottest parts of the day, between 11am and 3pm.

As well as SPF, the best protection is light clothing and a wide-brimmed hat for the face and scalp too. Take all of this into account and you can enjoy and make the most of the sun!

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Sun Damage: Reverse & Repair

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Ellie Taylor
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SKIN TREATMENTS
Sun damage

With summer holidays just on the horizon, it’s important to keep your skin protected whilst you catch some rays. If you have previously stepped out into the sunshine with little or no protection, you might now be discovering the damaging effects this had on your skin. Whether you’ve only just noticed the effects of your time spent in the sun or if you’ve been a devoted sun worshipper for years, we’re here to explain what causes sun damage, how it can present itself in our skin, what you can do to prevent it in the future, and how with the help of our treatments you can reverse and repair sun damaged skin.

 

What causes sun damage?

Sun damage is caused by exposing unprotected skin to the sun for too long. Although some exposure to sunlight is recommended as it is an important source of vitamin D, over exposure to UV rays damages the skin’s cellular DNA and can cause pigmentation, wrinkles, dryness, leathery texture and even skin cancer. The sun’s heat dries out areas of unprotected skin and depletes the skin’s supply of natural lubricating oils. In addition to this, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause burning and long-term changes in the skin’s structure.

 

How does sun damage present itself?

Sun burn or sun tans: the first sign of sun damage to the skin is the darkening and reddening of the skin, which causes burning or a tan. A sun tan is the result of injury to the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) and develops when UV rays accelerate the production of melanin which is dark pigment in the skin. Click here to discover how to achieve sun-kissed skin safely this summer.

Pigmentation: Prolonged exposure to the sun with little to no protection activates and damages the melanocyte cells in the skin. Melanocytes are melanin-producing cells located in the bottom layer of the skin’s epidermis, and therefore through over exposure to the sun, this can cause pigmentation in the form of sun spots, darker patches of skin and inconsistencies in the skin’s overall colour.

Enlarged pores: Over time, sun exposure causes the outermost layer of the skin to thicken. The loss of collagen, elastin and water from the skin causes the underlying layers of the skin to shrink – leading to enlarged pores.

Ageing Skin: It is natural for our skin to age over time and lose its youthful appearance, however over exposure to the sun can further accelerate this process.

 

What treatments can help sun damage?

Depending on the level of your sun damage or pigmentation, the treatment recommended by your practitioner will vary from a light skin peel, to more advanced laser treatments. Some of the below treatments are amongst our most popular for treating pigmentation concerns:

Chemical skin peels

Chemical skin peels help in improving the appearance of skin by applying solutions to the skin, which cause the outer layer of the skin to gradually peel off. The new skin that emerges underneath is fresher, smoother and will have fewer pigmentation patches. Skin peels are composed of special and natural ingredients that are crucial for the development, rejuvenation and protection of skin. The TCA and Hibiscus Mandelic skin peel treatments effectively heal the skin from sun damage in a completely non-invasive manner. Additionally, skin peels enhance the skin’s glow and give it a youthful appearance.

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Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)

Using Intense Pulse light therapy, this proven technique is excellent at targeting pigment deep within the skin. The light effectively breaks down the darker patches causing pigmentation, encouraging them to shatter and disperse, revealing a more even skin tone.

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EDS/Dermaroller

EDS/Dermaroller uses a specialised device with multiple micro-fine needles which are used to deeply exfoliate the skins surface. The size of the needles can be adjusted accordingly to the skin type and concern of the client. This skin treatment gives best results on skin with mild to moderate sun damage.

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Microneedling

Microneedling is a highly effective treatment using a small handheld device that triggers increased cell turnover helping to force the pigmentation damage to the surface of the skin, leaving a clearer more even skin tone.

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What can I do to prevent sun damage?

The very simple answer to this one is to invest in a high quality broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF. SPF lotions and sun creams help to protect your skin during sunny weather by increasing the amount of time that you can stay in the sun, without getting burnt. For example, a factor 30 SPF extends the amount of time that you can stay in the sun by 30 times.

We recommend that you choose your level of SPF accordingly to your skin’s tolerance to the sun; if you have fair skin or are prone to burning, and if you have a history of skin cancer in your family, opt for something higher. Whilst all SPF’s contain protection from UVB (ultraviolet B) rays it’s also particularly important to make sure your SPF has a high UVA (ultraviolet A) star rating. This indicates that the UVA protection is at least one third of the SPF value, and the higher the star rating, the better!

We have a range of both face and body SPFs that you can shop in clinic or online here. 

If you have any further queries or concerns about sun damage or pigmentation that you have, please fill in the form below to arrange a free consultation with one of our expert practitioners who will be able to give your skin a thorough assessment and advise on the best way to treat your concerns.


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The Different Types of HydraFacial

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Ellie Taylor
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SKIN TREATMENT

There are many kinds of HydraFacial, and all use patented technology to cleanse, extract and hydrate the skin. Their unique, personalised six step approach is what makes them so memorable and effective in treating a range of skin conditions and concerns.

But now, HydraFacial has gone to the next level with the additional use of medical grade booster serums and collaborations with reputable skincare brands. So when you next ask for a HydraFacial, here is everything you need to know about the new add-ons to tailor and enhance your treatment.

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What is a HydraFacial?

HydraFacials are professional facials that use a patented six step technology to cleanse, extract, exfoliate, stimulate and detoxify your skin. It is a rejuvenating, elevated facial with visible results in restoring brightness and improving overall skin tone and texture. A HydraFacial can also help alleviate redness, acne and reduce fine lines and wrinkles or pigmentation.

HydraFacial before and after

 

At DestinationSkin, we exclusively offer HydraFacial Platinum which is the most sophisticated level of HydraFacial. When getting a facial at Platinum level, there are some new, advanced steps compared to the classic treatment. These are:

Detox – promotes faster lymphatic functioning to help expel bodily toxins

Cleanse + Peel – works to resurface the skin and rejuvenate skin cells. Think of this step as a HydraFacial with a peel (one similar to chemical peels)

Extract + Hydrate – removes debris and bacteria with vortex suction technology to restore the pores to normal size and flood the skin with essential hydration for long term water retention

Fuse + Project – Antioxidants and peptides saturate the skin’s surface which are specifically designed to brighten your complexion

Rejuvenate – an LED light treatment of red and infrared wavelengths to stimulate collagen and elastin production for visibly younger skin

This treatment is enhanced dramatically through the use of boosters and solutions.

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HydraFacial boosters and solutions

Only HydraFacial uses patented technology to develop additional formulas to elevate a facial. There are HydraFacial solutions for brightening, calming, hydrating, restoring and refining.

The boosters for brightening and hydrating are:

  • Circadia Chrono-Peptide – for clinically younger looking skin. Targets dynamic, expression lines for a re-charged appearance. Developed by Circadia, containing energising and regenerating ingredients like chrono-peptides, Neodermyl® – a kind of injectable filler for firmer skin – and matrixyl – a family of peptides that encourage the new growth of collagen and elastin.
  • HydraFacial Britenol – ideal for dull and pigmented skin. Contains alpha-arbutin, for brightness, vitamin C for its antioxidant effect and bearberry extract.
  • ZO Brightalive Booster® – powered by ZO Skin Health, this HydraFacial Brightalive booster serum is specifically formulated to prevent future pigmentation, reduce brown spots and improve skin tone. It restores hydration and evens pigmentation through the use of glycerine.
  • Circadia Protect Plus – perfected for treating dull, dry. city-polluted skin and redness. It is essential in protecting your skin against free radicals. It contains peptides and delivers essential antioxidants and hydration through Brightenyl®, AcquaCell™ and hyaluronic acid.

 

For calming inflamed and red skin:

  • ZO Rozatrol Booster is recommended to help visibly reduce the signs of redness, promote stronger skin health and detoxify the skin. Ingredients like lactose, milk protein and Rosa Canina extract help control sebum production and minimise inflammation. Perfect for combating acne.

 

For firming, restoring and refining, you can add the following boosters:

  • HydraFacial Regen GF Booster – stimulates production of collagen and elastin, diminishes fine lines and traps and expels toxins. Contains naturally occurring proteins for better skin care and health.
  • HydraFacial DermaBuilder – helps to smooth the appearance of static and dynamic lines and restores stronger skin elasticity. Contains peptides like hydroxythreonine and palmitoyl. Peptides are amino acids that act as the building blocks of proteins like collagen and elastin which are essential in combating the signs of ageing. Good for sagging, lacklustre skin.
  • Murad Retinol Booster for HydraFacial – promotes rapid skin renewal, plumps and evens out skin tone for a youthful glow. Contains retinol (an anti-ageing vitamin A derivative), collagen peptides and glycolic acid. Developed by skincare company Murad.

There is often talk about the benefits of combining HydraFacial with other treatments, such as microdermabrasion or putting HydraFacial and microneedling together. This may be something for you to consider, as a dual treatment approach may enhance your final outcome. Read more about HydraFacial vs microdermabrasion and microneedling.

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Key takeaways

  • HydraFacial is a brand of patented facials, dedicated to giving you beautiful skin
  • HydraFacials can be used with or without booster serums, but for an enhanced, elevated result, or to target specific skin conditions, they are recommended
  • HydraFacials are relaxing and non-invasive
  • The ingredients used in the facial prepare your skin for fighting future aggressors, outbreaks and wrinkles
  • Every facial leaves you looking brighter and glowing – with noticeable results

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How Laser Hair Removal Can Stop Ingrown Hairs

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Ellie Taylor
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Laser Hair Removal
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If you’re wondering “how to stop ingrown hairs”, you’re not alone; ingrown hairs affect 3 in every 4 people*. They’re a painful nuisance that can become infected if left untreated, but what is the best way to treat them?

In this blog, you’ll learn how laser hair removal is one of the best ingrown hair treatments available on the market.

 

What is an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs occur when hair grows back into the skin rather than out of it. Irritation and inflammation can result from trapped hair under the skin. They appear as small red bumps on the skin’s surface and can be itchy and painful.

 

What causes ingrown hairs?

Poor hair removal techniques are the most commonly cause of ingrown hairs. The majority of hairs will regrow without issue but some hairs might curl back and grow into the skin. Ingrown hairs can affect anyone at any time in their lives.

 

What is the best ingrown hair treatment

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive cosmetic surgery that removes unwanted hair from the face and body. A concentrated beam of light is used during the procedure (laser). Laser hair removal is the best long-term method for removing ingrown hairs because it permanently reduces the amount of hair on the problem areas.

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How does laser hair removal work?

Laser Hair Removal destroys hair follicles and permanently alters the hair development environment by combining light and heat energy. Here at DestinationSkin, we use modern laser instruments that produce short bursts of light that can penetrate the skin’s epidermis and dermis layers.

The laser waves target visible projecting hairs on the epidermis (outside layer of skin); they also provide faultless hair removal by reaching deep into the skin, where the hair root is located (the dermis). The laser’s light absorbs the pigment in individual hairs and converts it to heat energy, damaging the hair follicle and preventing future hair growth.

We target the hair at its most receptive stage using hair growth cycle knowledge. Hair regrowth is divided into three phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen. The hair is most noticeable during the anagen period when it is actively dividing.

Learn more about the laser hair removal progress in our full article.

 

How to get rid of ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs often heal by themselves, but you can prevent and help them to heal them in a few different ways, including:

  • Exfoliating the region regularly to help release trapped hairs
  • Applying a warm cloth to the area
  • Wet shaving with warm water and shaving gel
  • Shaving the hairs in the direction of hair growth

However, laser hair removal procedures are the most effective way to eliminate ingrown hairs permanently. Book your free consultation with one of our experts today!

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*Ingrown hair: Treatment and prevention (medicalnewstoday.com)

Key Learnings

  • An ingrown hair occurs when hair grows back into the skin rather than out of it.
  • 3 in 4 people suffer from ingrown hairs.
  • Ingrown hairs are most commonly caused by poor hair removal techniques.
  • Laser hair removal is the best long-term method for removing ingrown hairs because it permanently reduces the amount of hair on the problem areas.
  • Laser hair removal is a safe and cost-effective way to remove hair and prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Laser hair removal isn’t suitable for pregnant women, those with keloid scars, and those hypersensitive to light.

Find your nearest clinic and arrange a free consultation with one of our experts for advice on how laser hair removal can work for you.


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How Laser Hair Removal Can Prevent Folliculitis

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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Laser Hair Removal
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If you’re tired of putting up with the red, painful bumps or pus-filled areas on your skin that folliculitis causes, it’s time to think about something more permanent. Laser hair removal could be the answer for you.

 

What is folliculitis?

Folliculitis is a common skin disorder that causes irritated hair follicles, usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. Small red bumps or white-headed blemishes may appear at first. The condition might spread and result in crusty, non-healing sores.

Although the condition isn’t life-threatening, it can be itchy, painful, and humiliating. Severe infections can also leave permanent scarring.

 

Folliculitis causes

Folliculitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the hair follicles. Viruses, fungi, and even an infection from ingrown hairs can cause folliculitis.

Folliculitis can affect anyone. However, certain factors increase vulnerability to the condition, such as:

  • Having a medical condition such as diabetes, chronic leukaemia, or HIV/AIDS that decreases your resistance to infection
  • Having dermatitis or acne
  • Using certain acne treatments, such as steroid creams or long-term antibiotic therapy
  • Wearing clothes that retains heat and sweat, such as rubber gloves or high boots, regularly
  • Soaking in a poorly maintained hot tub
  • Shaving, waxing, or wearing tight clothing can harm hair follicles.

 

What are the different types of folliculitis?

Folliculitis is classified into two types: superficial and deep. The superficial type affects only a portion of the follicle, whereas the deep type affects the entire follicle and is generally more severe.

  • Razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae): Ingrown hairs produce this type of skin discomfort. This condition may result in black, elevated scars (keloids).
  • Bacterial folliculitis: This common kind is distinguished by irritating, white, pus-filled pimples. It happens when the hair follicles become infected with bacteria, most commonly Staphylococcus aureus (staph). Staph bacteria are constantly present on the skin. However, they usually only create issues when they enter your body through a cut or other wound.
  • Pityrosporum folliculitis (pit-ih-ROS-puh-rum): This form causes persistent, red, itchy pustules over the back and chest, as well as the neck, shoulders, upper arms, and face. A yeast infection causes this type.
  • Hot tub folliculitis (pseudomonas folliculitis): One to two days after being exposed to the bacterium that causes it, you may get a rash of red, round, itchy pimples. Hot tub folliculitis is caused by pseudomonas bacteria, which can be found in various environments, including hot tubs and heated pools with unregulated chlorine and pH levels.

 

How to get rid of folliculitis?

Folliculitis treatments are determined by the type and severity of your ailment and the self-care methods you’ve already done, and your personal preferences. A popular treatment for folliculitis is laser hair removal.

Learn more about what to expect during laser hair removal.

 

Can laser hair removal cure folliculitis?

Laser hair removal is a fantastic treatment if you’re prone to folliculitis. A laser hair removal therapy involves directing a beam of light to the hair. Your skin absorbs the light to shut down the follicle, which helps to eliminate the risk of folliculitis. You won’t have to worry about shaving or waxing, and you won’t have to deal with the persistent red, itchy skin that so commonly comes with folliculitis.

If the folliculitis is recurring because of an underlying health condition, laser hair removal may not offer a long term solution so always check with a qualified practitioner if this is the right choice for you. Book your free consultation today with one of our trusted experts.

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Key Learnings

  • Folliculitis is a common skin disorder that causes irritated hair follicles.
  • The condition isn’t dangerous, though it can be itchy, painful, and humiliating.
  • Folliculitis is classified into two types: superficial and deep.
  • Laser hair removal is a fantastic treatment if you’re prone to folliculitis.

Find your nearest clinic and arrange a free consultation with one of our dermatologists for advice on how laser hair removal can work for you.


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How Profhilo Compares to Other Treatments

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Ellie Taylor
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SKIN TREATMENT

Profhilo has become increasingly popular in recent years. It’s a more affordable, safe, and long-lasting option than lotions and treatments, helping to plump and rejuvenate the skin. But how does Profhilo compare to other popular skin injectable treatments?

 

What is Profhilo?

Profhilo is the first injectable treatment for skin laxity and crepiness based on hyaluronic acid (HA). It’s a skin-rejuvenation treatment that gives you a radiant, youthful appearance by supporting the development of collagen and elastin and greatly minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It has one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market, and works to stimulate and moisturise the skin while also remodelling ageing and sagging tissue. Profhilo is appealing because, unlike dermal fillers, it does not change the shape of the face; instead, it creates a fresh, natural look while softening fine lines and wrinkles.

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Where can I get Profhilo?

Profhilo is especially effective at treating loose skin around the neck, cheeks, and jowls, as well as other areas where injectables are notoriously difficult to treat, such as:

  • Forehead
  • Temples
  • Mouth and chin lines
  • Neck, chest, and décolletage
  • Hands
  • Upper arms

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Is Profhilo permanent?

Because Profhilo was designed to work with your body’s natural activity, it is not a long-term solution. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the retention of moisture in the skin by encouraging collagen and elastin formation.

As a result, the Profhilo that has been injected gradually degrades over time. The effects of your Profhilo treatment can last for up to six months, depending on the individual.

 

Profhilo compared to other fillers

The injected gel in classic filler procedures such as Juvederm stays in place and volumises the area. Profhilo, on the other hand, increases collagen and elastin formation in the face rather than filling up specific areas.

Profhilo restores aged tissue without volumisation by working in the epidermis, dermis, and superficial fat compartments. It is a regenerative anti-ageing treatment that reverses the ageing process through bio remodelling of the skin, rather than being passive like other skin booster therapies.

Profhilo improves skin hydration and fine wrinkles faster after injection because hyaluronic acid is replenished in the skin. Skin tightening and elasticity benefits are visible after treatment. Profhilo is the only HA filler that does this.

 

Can you have Profhilo and anti-ageing injectables together?

You can get anti-ageing treatments and other fillers in the same location as Profhilo, but it’s not recommended.

Anti-ageing injectables can be used to lessen forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, and Profhilo can be done simultaneously to target skin laxity of the lower face because it is more successful in addressing expression lines.

 

Can you have Profhilo and fillers together?

Profhilo and Dermal Fillers can be combined to improve brightness, plumpness and give a more youthful appearance. If you have dermal fillers in your cheeks or jaw, you must wait at least two weeks before getting Profhilo injections.

Dermal fillers provide a lifting and volumising effect and are usually utilised to augment a specific area. They do increase the skin’s radiance, but Profhilo offers a more comprehensive approach for overall improvement.

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Key Learnings:

  • Profhilo is an injectable treatment for skin laxity and crepiness based on hyaluronic acid.
  • It’s a skin-rejuvenation treatment that gives you a radiant, youthful appearance.
  • Profhilo restores aged tissue without volumisation by working in the epidermis, dermis, and superficial fat compartments.
  • Anti-ageing injectables can reduce forehead wrinkles. Profhilo can be done simultaneously to target skin laxity.
  • Profhilo and Dermal Fillers can be combined to improve brightness, plumpness and give a more youthful appearance.

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