Wanna know what I've been getting up to for the past few months? Welllllll... I decided to start the process of laser hair removal. Now let's be honest, for those of you who also prefer to be smooth and hairless the process of constant shaving, waxing etc can be rather tedious. Now before I get into the details I want to make it very clear that I completely respect those of you who prefer to stay au natural, it's all down to personal preference and regardless a woman/man's body should be respected.
So, I had been contemplating the laser hair removal route for a few years now however I'd read about some horror stories/rumours that had slightly put me off. However further research lead me to come across Pulse Light Clinic who offer a range of skin treatments specialising in laser treatments such as laser hair removal.
The benefits of laser hair removal:
1. Reduction of ingrown hairs
2. Smoother skin
3. Not having to shave or wax
4. Less irritation to the skin
5. Permanent hair reduction
6. Reduces excessive hair growth (PCOS)
7. Smaller pores & easy stress free body
The way laser hair removal works is by the laser targeting the melanin in the dark hair follicle, to which the hair follicle is destroyed through a process called Photothermolysis. But as a lady with dark skin which obviously means high levels of melanin this was a concern, which then lead me to wonder "how on earth is that supposed to be safe if used on dark skin?" However after speaking with Pulse light clinic and reading into the treatment it was brought to my attention that newer laser machines have been designed to detect dark skin from the hair follicle, resulting in successful treatments for people with dark skin too. The most recommended laser for dark skin is the Gentle Max Pro.
I quickly booked my consultation a their Tottenham Court Road clinic which is free of charge including a patch test, after 48 hours I was ready to start my laser hair removal treatment. So far I have had 4 sessions for my under arms and the results gave been incredible. I could see a difference after my first session and I probably will only need one or two more. The recommended amount of sessions are up to eight dependant on the persons hair every six weeks. Head over to their website here for further info about laser hair removal and their range of services they have on offer. Keep your eyes peeled for news about what area I'll be moving onto next!
Stay sassy, xoxo