As one of the safest and most popular methods of removing unwanted hair, laser hair removal is also one of the most effective. As opposed to short-term treatments such as waxing and shaving, laser hair removal offers a much longer-term solution. On this blog, we will take a look at ICE laser hair removal and the top things you need to know.
The procedure is virtually painless
Peleva uses the ICE laser hair removal system simply because it is almost painless. A unique cooling technology, known as ICE™, is used to cool the skin’s surface, reducing the discomfort caused by overheating. Most clients only feel a gentle warm sensation in the area being treated, which is considerably less than other methods of laser hair removal.
Always Conduct a Patch Test
No matter how many laser hair treatments you have had in the past, it is always important to conduct a patch test in order to make sure your skin is suitable for laser hair removal. We want to make sure that the machine’s settings is tailored to your personal requirements for maximum safety.
Regular treatment is essential
If you’re considering laser hair removal, it’s important to do the procedure regularly so you can treat the hairs during their Anagen growth phase. In order to achieve full treatment coverage over a period of four to eight weeks, which is the time it takes for only 10 – 15% of your hair to reach this stage at any given time, spread the treatment over a period of four to eight weeks.
Results will usually be optimal after 6 – 8 treatments
As we mentioned earlier, most people will need between 6 and 8 treatments to see the best results. Each treatment normally targets about 10-15% of your hair. It may be necessary to have additional treatments in areas that are more resistant to treatment, including the face and groin.
Preparation is the key to great results
Prior to treatment, it is best to avoid all forms of hair removal except shaving. Waxing, threading, and hair removal creams can all cause problems and react with the laser, so these should be avoided for six weeks prior to treatment. It is recommended that you shave the treatment area a few hours prior to the procedure. This is to aid in the laser’s targeting of the hair follicles, and will help to ensure that it is not heating up hair outside the skin, which can cause discomfort.
It can be used to treat suntanned skin
Unlike many other laser hair removal systems, Peleva’s ICE Laser Hair Removal can be used to remove hair on naturally tanned skin without causing any damage. Although we do recommend you avoid sunbeds and fake tans prior to your treatment, you don’t need to worry about avoiding exposure to the sun.
It’s the safest option for all skin types
Several studies have shown that the Soprano ICE Laser is the most effective method of laser hair removal for all skin types, including darker complexions where melanin is more sensitive to the heat of lasers.
Before beginning any treatment, we always recommend a consultation and patch test to ensure that the procedure is suitable and that there will be no adverse reactions.