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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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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.

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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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

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 Laser Hair Removal Can Stop Ingrown Hairs

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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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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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Wedding Skin Prep Tips!

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Ellie Taylor
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SKIN TREATMENTS
SKINCARE
Wedding prep

With ceremonies postponed over the past few years, wedding season is finally on the horizon with an abundance of blushing brides waiting for their big day. So if you’re a bride-to-be, we’ve curated the ultimate guide to help you prep your skin and get camera ready in time for the celebrations. 

 

12 Months Before Your Wedding 

 

Schedule a consultation at DestinationSkin

It may seem extreme having a consultation a year in advance however this is the best time to start thinking about any concerns you want to tackle or treatments you want to try before your wedding day. So whether you want to delve into the world of injectables or invest in a tailored skincare plan, our experts at DestinationSkin can advise on the best time to start and how many sessions you may need to achieve your desired results.  

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Invest in a good skincare routine

It’s never too early to invest in a good skincare routine to get smooth, glowing skin in time for your wedding. Not only will this help to combat your skincare concerns, it will also ensure your makeup application is seamless, helping it last all day and night. Our experts will be able to create a personalised AM and PM skincare routine you can use to get your skin in its best condition. You can shop best-selling brands including Medik8 and SkinCeuticals directly from our clinics or over on The Skin Experts.

 

9 Months Before Your Wedding 

 

Trying injectables for the first time 

If you’re considering injectables such as dermal fillers or anti-ageing injectables ahead of your big day, we recommend trying them at least 9 months in advance. This way you can discuss your goals with our experts ensuring you get the best results. Giving yourself enough time also gives you the chance to have any top-ups and let side effects such as bruising go down. Here at DestinationSkin we have a range of injectable treatments to help you look and feel your best. These include Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Profhilo®, Tear Trough, Anti-Sweat Injections. Not sure what treatment you want? Discover the difference between two of our most popular treatments Profhilo® and Dermal Fillers here.

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Laser hair removal 

Not having to worry about rashes and razor burn is important for many when it comes to their wedding. With summer coming up you can take the stress away from your big day with our range of full body Laser Hair Removal Packages that you can read more about here. Using highly concentrated beams of light to destroy the hair follicle, the treatment leaves you with silky smooth skin without the need to worry about bumps and ingrown hairs. For optimum results we recommend a course of 6-8 sessions. Discover more about the popular procedure here.

 

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6 Months Before Your Wedding 

 

Chemical Skin Peels 

If you suffer from skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation and rosacea, now is the perfect time to start a course of skin peels to help transform your complexion. Here’s a few of our most popular: 

For brighter, brilliant skin:

Obagi Radiance Peel® – suitable for sensitive skin types and reveals beautifully younger-looking skin. This is a salicylic acid peel that works to improve overall complexion and promote a smoother, brighter and firmer disposition.

For sensitive skin:

Epionce Lite Refresh Peel – can help to target sun damage, acne, redness and blemishes. It contains 30% malic acid and 5% salicylic acid (the ultimate skin exfoliators) to boost new skin cell production to restore an even complexion that looks younger and smoother than before.

For acne-prone skin:

Medik8 peel before and after

Medik8 Clarity Peel ­– decreases active acne lesions and acne formation. Works to rapidly bring blemishes under control and dramatically reduces the risk of future breakouts. This is the peel to try if your skin seems to be resistant to most skincare products and you feel like nothing works to alleviate your breakouts.

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3 Months Before Your Wedding

 

Book In Your Makeup Trial 

For many brides a makeup trial is one of the most important parts of wedding prep. So whether you’re doing your glam yourself or getting a pro to help, we recommend having your trial 3 months in advance, this way you have plenty of time to try a range of styles and make any changes. This is also where investing in a good skincare routine is key, giving your the perfect canvas for makeup application.

 

1 Month Before Your Wedding

 

Injectable top-ups 

Although everyone’s skin is different, we recommend going for your final injectable treatments 1 month before your wedding. This way you can be sure that the product has settled into your skin and any bruising has faded, making you picture perfect for the big day!

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HydraFacial

Hydrafacial before and after

Get a signature glow ahead of the celebration with our best-selling HydraFacial. Using a patented six step technology, our HydraFacials work to cleanse, extract, exfoliate, stimulate and detoxify your skin. This rejuvenating treatment will leave you with visible results as well as restoring brightness and improving overall skin tone and texture. Click here to discover the skin loving benefits of a HydraFacial.

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We hope this guide has helped you with all of your beauty preparations for your big day ahead. Book a FREE consultation with us today to get started! 


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What Results Can I Expect From Laser Hair Removal?

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Ellie Taylor
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Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted hair from the face and body in a non-invasive manner. The procedure is completed using a concentrated beam of light (laser).

But what results can you expect from your laser hair removal procedure, and how long are the results expected to last? Read on to learn more about laser hair removal.

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work

Laser Hair Removal eliminates hair follicles and permanently alters the hair-growing environment by combining light and heat radiation. 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), but they also provide flawless hair removal by reaching deep into the skin, where the hair root is located (the dermis). The laser’s light absorbs the melanin in individual hairs, converting it to heat energy, which damages the hair follicle and prevents future hair growth.

The time it takes to remove hair with a laser varies from 15 minutes to an hour for each section. If you want the full-body treatment all at once, it will take between two and three hours.

Over the course of your first few treatments your hair will become finer and will grow back at a much slower rate. After 6-8 sessions your hair should grow back minimally. Our experts will advise you on how many sessions you may need to achieve optimum results.

 

Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal, unlike traditional hair removal treatments such as shaving and waxing, is one of the few methods that can help you achieve long-term hair removal. With each treatment you should expect a 90% reduction in unwanted hair, with future hair regrowth being finer and lighter than before.

Other benefits of laser hair removal are:

  • It produces no rashes or ingrown hairs
  • Can be used on dark skin tones
  • It’s quick – an average session can take between 30 minutes to an hour (even less, depending on the area!)
  • Can help improve skin tone, texture and uneven pigmentation
  • An investment that pays off in the long run – no more purchases of razors, shaving creams, wax strips and depilatory creams
  • No regrowth irritation or itchiness
  • Can remove hair on many sensitive parts of the face and body
  • May help remove the appearance of varicose veins whilst targeting unwanted hair

Laser hair removal can be done on almost any part of your body including legs, back, underarms, bikini line, stomach, face. Thinking of getting multiple areas lasered? Click here to see our Laser Hair Removal summer body packages.

 

How Long Do Laser Hair Removal Results Last?

During your laser treatments, you will continue to see hair. Some of it will be regrowth, but the majority of it will be untreated hair.

Laser hair removal on the body can produce permanent or very long-lasting results. Any hair that does grow back should be sparse and thin over time. Laser hair removal on the face isn’t usually permanent, though it is long-lasting.

Laser hair removal before and after

After ten years or more, some people claim that their hair hasn’t grown back. Others see regrowth more quickly and require annual touchup treatments to keep undesired hair at bay.

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Here’s what our lovely clients had to say…

Laser hair removal – DestinationSkin Nantwich

“I have been undergoing laser hair removal at the clinic in Nantwich. The service is fantastic and the ladies are always very polite. I have had 4 of my 8 sessions and can honestly say I am over the moon with the results. I am very dark haired and my hair grows back very quickly (stubbly by night fall). The treatment has been a life changer for me. Going from shaving every day with ingrown hairs and rash to not shaving at all. 12 weeks and not a razor has been near my legs or bikini line.” – Gemma 

 

Laser hair removal – DestinationSkin Bristol

“I’ve been visiting the Bristol branch for just over a year for laser hair, and as much as I’m impressed by the results from the treatment itself I’m even more impressed by the customer service I’ve received. From the initial booking all the way up to my most recent appointment I’ve been greeted by big smiles and a warm reception. I’ve been booked with Toni for every session and can say the nerve racking experience I was expecting has actually been made as easy and as comfortable as possible with her customer service and patience within the treatment room. I would definitely recommend anyone to visit.” – Montell

 

Laser hair removal – DestinationSkin Manchester

“I’m so happy with my results. HydraFacial and laser hair removal services are excellent and they all worked for me. I would recommend it to everyone. The staff at Manchester DestinationSkin are so friendly and professional, especially Amy, she is my favourite. Thank you ladies!” – Tara

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Key Learnings

  • Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted hair using a concentrated beam of light
  • The procedure is usually short but can take up to three hours if a full-body session is taking place
  • Laser hair removal results are usually long term, but it will depend on the patient

Our industry-leading experts at DestinationSkin are available in all of our clinics and are fully qualified. If you are interested in laser hair removal, book a FREE consultation with us.


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Everything you need to know about Laser Hair Removal

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
shaving
SKIN TREATMENT

Are you becoming tired of painful rituals of shaving and waxing? Do razor burn, itchy regrowth and ingrown hairs leave you feeling down? Here at DestinationSkin we have the solution, along with some important need-to-knows and answers to most commonly asked FAQs.

Laser hair removal treatments are fast becoming one of the most highly demanded aesthetic procedures among those searching for a safe, effective and long-lasting method of hair reduction.

 

How does laser hair removal work?

The concept of laser hair removal centres around the principle of Selective Photothermolysis. Whilst this sounds complex, the fundamentals are easy to understand. Laser technology can be used to deliver specific wavelengths of light to an area of interest and cause highly selective heat damage.

In laser hair removal, the target areas are melanin-rich structures such as the hair shaft and bulb. When the laser pulses are targeted towards melanin, the light can only be absorbed by structures containing this pigment. The heat energy applied to the melanin-containing areas then diffuses into the immediate neighbouring tissue, causing damage to the hair follicle. This process inhibits future hair growth, providing the desired aesthetic outcome.

 

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal does permanently change the hair growth environment by destroying existing hair follicles. This means that any future regrowth is often finer and less dense than before.

 

How long does laser hair removal last?

Whilst it depends on the individual, many people that undergo a course of laser hair removal treatments enjoy several months of smooth skin. Maintenance treatments are recommended to sustain the dramatic hair reduction results that can be achieved with DestinationSkin, and personalised advice on this is provided during a free consultation with one of our experts.

 

Is laser hair removal painful?

When laser hair removal is performed correctly, pain and discomfort are minimised. The hair removal lasers at DestinationSkin contain built-in cooling systems that prevent the skin from overheating. Although there is some discomfort associated with the procedure, it is usually described as less painful than waxing.

 

Is laser hair removal suitable for everyone?

It is a common misconception that those with darker skin tones are not suitable for laser hair removal treatments. However recent advancements in laser technology have improved accessibility of the procedure for those with darker skin tones.

Darker skin contains more of the pigment melanin and as we know, the hair removal laser is targeted towards the melanin in the hair. With outdated laser equipment this presents a challenge in that the dermal melanin competes with the hair for laser light. However, at DestiantionSkin our expert practitioners are able to adjust the laser to ensure that laser hair removal is effective for all skin tones.

Those with particularly fair hair may not be suitable for laser hair removal and this is considered on an individual basis during your free consultation. This is because fairer hair contains very little melanin for the laser to target, putting the skin at risk of burning, blistering or scarring.

 

What are the dangers of laser hair removal if not carried out correctly?

Poor technique and substandard equipment are no laughing matter when it comes to laser hair removal. At the least serious end of the spectrum this can lead to you achieving suboptimal results, attending sessions more frequently than necessary and paying more for your treatment overall. Whilst this would be frustrating, the consequences can be far more severe.

If laser hair removal treatments are not performed by appropriately trained experts, laser parameters such as the duration of the laser pulse, wavelength of light applied, and extent of epidermal cooling may not be adjusted properly and this can lead to ‘off-target’ absorption of laser light by the skin causing blistering, scarring and problems with pigmentation.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Dr Toni Phillips

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Ellie Taylor
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6 min read
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Laser Hair Removal
shaving
SKIN TREATMENT

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating our amazing female Doctors and practitioners here at DestinationSkin. From their outstanding career achievements to their incredible patient reviews, we put the spotlight on Dr Toni Phillips, Group Medical Director at DestinationSkin with over 15 years experience in the industry.

What made you want to start a career in aesthetics?

I started out as a Cosmetic Dentist and began with using toxin for controlling masseter (jaw muscle) in terms of appearance and problems due to over function e.g. clenching and grinding. It was amazing to see the difference it could make, and inspired me to specialise in helping people with non-surgical injectable treatments.

What happens during a typical day in-clinic?

My days are busy and varied – usually, I’ll see a list of clients for anti-wrinkle injections, dermal filler and skin boosting treatments. As well as injectables we’ll talk about skincare and I may recommend a range of other treatments including IPL, peels and Dermaroller. It all depends on what the client wants to achieve, what’s realistic, and what will give the best results.

What about outside of DestinationSkin?

I’m often found in meetings or in training for Galderma – they’re the people who produce Restylane, a type of filler. I also lecture at conferences so I am often preparing talks and workshops during conference season. I’m also on the Governance Group for the IHAS ‘Treatments You Can Trust’ scheme which means I will be attending meetings, contributing to articles for the Keogh Review and other regulatory activities. I will also take calls from Journalists who want quotes for some deadline they are working on.

What’s your favourite treatment to perform and why?

I often get asked what my favourite treatment is to perform and it completely depends on the day! When I think about treatments I like to have such as botox I still get that ‘wow’ factor like a lot of my clients do. Lately one of my favourite treatments is profhilo, in my 15 year career it’s one of the most exciting things I’ve ever seen because it really changes the skin, it’s scientifically proven and I love the way clients react when having the treatments.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

This month we’re celebrating International Women’s Day, it’s a fantastic celebration of all the women in our business. We are largely female led which is fantastic but truly it is an expression of what we do to build the confidence of our female clients but that’s not forgetting all of our male clients! We’re an inclusive business of everyone however you want to identify and I think it’s important to celebrate everyone who impacts on our lives.

What’s your beauty rule or motto to live by?

Beauty comes from within literally… so diet, exercise and mindful balance play a big role in looking your best.

Our Patient Reviews

Montell cunningham, Bristol

I’ve been visiting the Bristol branch for just over a year for laser hair and as much as I’m impressed by the results from the treatment itself I’m even more impressed by the customer service I’ve received from the initial booking all the way up to my most recent appointment. I’ve been greeted by big smiles and a warm reception for every single appointment. I’ve been booked with Dr Toni for every session and can say the nerve racking experience I was expecting has actually been made as easy and comfortable as possible with her customer service and patience within the treatment room. Definitely recommend anyone to visit!

Sally Bishop, Weybridge

I go to Dr Toni at the Weybridge branch – she is absolutely superb and a really lovely person. I trust her 100% and am always thrilled with the results, totally recommend.

Melody Allsebrook, Knightsbridge

Wow, DestinationSkin you are life changers – Dr Toni you are amazing! Fantastic staff, so helpful, but most of all the way I feel now and how my face looks after my filler treatment yesterday – well I just want to keep this feeling forever and I can’t thank you enough. I’ve been using the products for about 2 months now and have definitely noticed a big improvement in my skin too. This all adds up to me being a regular customer and recommending you to anyone I know.

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