When shaving becomes too time-consuming, regular waxes continue to hurt really bad, and tweezing feels like torture, laser hair removal—which uses targeted laser beams to destroy hair follicles and prevent future growth—can start to feel like a really good idea.
This treatment, which was once considered as a luxury item, is now offered in lower prices by various skin clinics, celebrities, and beauty enthusiasts who have been increasingly vocal about the wonders of its multi-step procedure.
But, for those who are still having doubts on considering a laser hair removal treatment to get rid of unwanted hairs, here is a story of a beauty writer who needs hair removal as part of her regular beauty routine.
This girl has tried shaving, trimming, waxing, depilating, and tweezing, just to get rid of unwanted hair on the different parts of her body. However, based on her experience, shaving removes everything away quickly but the hair grows back in a matter of days. Depilatory cream then dissolves hair in minutes but it has the tendency to smell bad.
When tweezing, hair sometimes break off and grow back under the skin, causing an ingrown hair. Then there is waxing or sugaring which snatches the hair at the root. It does not make hair grow back for weeks but for some, it can really be a painful process and it itches when the hair grows back.
Then, a few years ago, the girl decided to stop all these and switched to laser treatments because she got sick of ingrown hairs and the little red bumps that formed on her skin. At that point, she told herself that it is the time to look into a more permanent option that gives no more back-and-forth business.
Majority of people who use it find that laser hair removal is safe and well-tolerated—this is true, but not at all times. She has already experienced laser treatments that are as painful as a rubber band snapped against skin thus, she believed that it really just depends on the laser, the depth and area of treatment, and the person's tolerance for pain.
Earlier this week, she got the chance to try STRIP ICE laser technology from STRIP Manila in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City. She walked into her first session, met with a hair removal expert who gently talked her through the step-by-step process, then she put on a pair of protective glasses before undergoing the treatment.
Unlike her previous experiences, that one felt nothing more than gentle massaging warmth—just a little bit of pain, especially with the first few minutes. This was mainly due to not removing all hair in area to be treated before the procedure. Hairs missed while shaving absorb laser energy and heat the skin surface. There is less pain if you do the treatment at regular intervals.
STRIP ICE offers breakthrough hair removal technology using a diode laser based on an Alexandrite wavelength, allowing for better energy absorption by the melanin chromophore, providing an ideal solution for the widest range of hair types and color especially light-colored and dark-colored skin tones.
For the last part of her treatment, the hair removal expert gave her a no-go list for the next 24 hours: No hot baths, no swimming or sunbathing, no tight clothing, no scrubbing, and no intensive exercise.
According to them, typically, the process of laser hair removal can take around 6 months with appointments every four to six weeks. But it is not unusual to see some results from the beginning. For the first session, hair can grow back sparse than before but still, it takes more sessions to have hair totally eliminated. Exfoliating in the shower with a sugar scrub can help speed up the process.
STRIP Manila continues to remind its current and future customers that they have a different idea as to which procedure is right for them thus, they should know that as a personal and most permanent choice, this is a procedure that is entirely up to them.
Strip Ice is available for a trial deal of up to 20% off on any body part. For bookings, call 0917-89-78747 (STRIP) or book online through www.browhausbooknow.com.
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