What You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal

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Stroll through the chemist or supermarket and you’ll see a myriad of solutions for removing unwanted hair. Who knew that the simple act of getting rid of hair could present so many options?

This article has been sponsored by Clear Skincare Clinics.

The array of razor designs is simply baffling, and the endless range of hair removal creams is just as confusing. And what we used to visit the beauty therapist for, we now have the option to do ourselves in the form of various home waxing kits and hand-held IPL laser hair removal devices. But with such a broad range of choice, getting rid of facial or body hair hasn't really become any easier.

Shaving still needs to be done almost daily, regardless of whether the razor is blessed with features such as an ergonomic handle, a moisturizing strip, built-in skin guards or intuitive curve-sensing blades. And if the hair removal cream is inspired by botanics or infused with natural ingredients, that’s lovely – but it doesn’t make the regrowth any slower.

So, if you’ve tried them all and you’re quite simply over it, perhaps it's time to consider laser hair removal as a solution – one without a squillion different features, designs or ingredients to complicate the issue.

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Laser hair removal is a method of achieving permanent hair reduction by using an intense laser light beam to direct a high degree of energy into the hair follicle. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the hot laser energy and is gradually destroyed so that regrowth is progressively eliminated by 80%.

Laser hair removal has traditionally been touted to work best on dark hair, simply because the laser is attracted to pigment and dark hair obviously has more pigment than fair hair. But at Clear Skincare laser hair removal clinics, the world’s leading laser hair removal technology is used in the form of the Alexandrite laser system. This clinically proven laser is capable of seeking out both light and dark pigments, which means both fair and dark hair is effectively destroyed over time.

Laser compares favourably to other hair removal methods and is far less painful than waxing. While everyone’s pain threshold is different, most clients describe laser as either painless or slightly uncomfortable. It is extremely cost-effective when compared to a lifetime of paying for razors, depilatory creams or salon waxing. And it’s hard to put a price on the convenience factor of not having to deal with unwanted hair.

After laser hair removal, you can enjoy smooth, soft, hair-free skin 365 days per year. No more dilemmas over which razor or depilatory cream to buy, no more painful appointments at the beauty therapist, and no more being caught short with hairy body parts.


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