Winters-is-the-Time-for-Laser-Hair-Removal-300x200 Now is the Time for Laser Hair Removal

Permanent hair removal is a process whereby a laser emits high energy light into hair follicles on targeted areas of the body. The light heats the follicle, reducing and eventually permanently ridding these areas of hair. It is most commonly used on the legs, bikini area, chest or arms.

Laser hair removal can be used to treat any area of the body that grows hair without skin damage, except for the eyebrow area. This is due to the risk of eye damage. Areas such as the upper lip and scalp are safe to treat, but may be slightly more difficult.

Is permanent hair reduction for you?

If you find shaving a monotonous chore, and dread painful waxing sessions, then laser hair removal might be worth your time.

Though it is not without some pain, once your treatments are completed you are done, unlike waxing where you have to face the same painful process month after month.

Whilst laser hair removal works best on people with pale skin and dark hair, it is not limited to them. If you have been out in the sun, you are best to wait at least a month before undergoing treatments. This is because there is an increased risk of pigmentation change and burning if you have a tan. Thus, the midst of winter is the best time to commence your hair removal journey! As self-tanning prior to an appointment is not recommended, commencing your laser hair removal in winter means you can hide pale skin behind winter clothing. You should also avoid prescription-strength exfoliators for two weeks before your treatment.

Your laser clinic will most likely suggest six to eight appointments that are six to eight weeks apart. Follow up maintenance appointments may then be required every three to six months, depending on personal factors such as medications, genetics, and hormones.

Still unsure if laser hair reduction is for you? Then call the experienced team at Prescription Skin Care, located in Auckland, on 09 529 5784 for more information and the options available to you, or head to