Laser Hair Reduction - What it's All About
There is one thing I hate more than periods in my monthly routine is.. you guessed it, getting waxed. I'm sure most women agree that the idea of your hair getting pulled out of your roots is not the most fun thing at the salon. So this time I decided to give my hands a break and try out laser instead.
When I first heard about laser hair reduction many years ago I couldn't believe it to be true. And ofcourse I was worried about the side effects. But Dr Apratim Goel, owner and medical director of Cutis Skin Studio put my anxiety to rest.
So how does it work? They start off by shaving the area to be treated (in this case my hands). Since the hair is killed off at the root, you need to have a full growth, so you can't wax for atleast a month (or so depending on your growth) before the treament. Next comes the laser which I won't lie, stings a bit, but a lot less than waxing. Check out the video below to see the process in action.
At Cutis they use a primelase machine which has three wave lengths in one. There was a bit of a burning smell during the laser but I did not realise that at first since I had a peel off face mask on (and it was amazing)... A girl has got to multi-task!
And that's about it! Since my skin is sensitive it turned tomato red, which also happens when I wax. To help my skin feel better they gently rubbed a cold pack over it. The process took about 20- 30 mins and viola I was done. You have to do about seven to eight sessions of this before you can get rid of your hair. Overall the laser helps you reduce about 70 - 75 per cent of your hair growth, well it's science not magic.
How much does this break the bank you ask? Well it is 10 times the price of waxing, but the cost is cheaper when you book a package. It works best on thick hair and Dr Goel recommends a break of at least a month and a half to two between each session.
So it is worth it? If you hate waxing, are always running low on time and have some disposable income then Yes it is!