A basic hair growth cycle takes between 4-6 weeks to complete. This consists of 3 stages:-
Every single hair on your face and body goes through this cycle,
unfortunately not all hairs are growing at any one time, which means your
hairs are constantly growing, resting and shedding.
Hair growth can be affected by Age, Hormones, Gender, Medication, Medical conditions, Family genetics and the all too often self inflicted problem as a result of home removal (facial tweezing, waxing or threading). The lower portion (beard area) of your face is a hormone target area and generally this is where facial hair becomes troublesome.The WORST method of removal for this area is PLUCKING, WAXING & THREADING.With continued removal of this kind you will usually find that the hairs become Thicker, Stronger and Increase in quantity!
Electrolysis is a permanent method of hair removal. It is a slow process that involves shrinking the root and cauterising the blood supply to each hair using a diathermy current.Each time a hair is treated it will get weaker and finer and will eventually stop growing.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a method used to permanently reduce hair growth. It is the next generation of lasers that utilises light energy and relies upon hair pigment (colour) to travel to the root of the hair where it becomes heat. This light energy becomes heat energy that cauterises the blood supply and destroys the germinative cells that are responsible for growth. It selectively destroys Anagen (growing) hairs at each treatment. Whole areas are treated at each session so it is much quicker than electrolysis, however, it will not treat white,grey,red or blonde hairs successfully.
Waxing is a temporary method of hair removal which is better suited for body hair and eyebrows. Hairs need to be about 1/2cm in length and is generally done every 4-6weeks.
Sometimes you will get Ingrowing Hairs,this can be prevented/solved by regular exfoliation of dead skin cells that build up and moisturisation to keep the skin fresh and soft so that hairs can grow through without problem.
PLEASE NOTE A CONSULTATION IS REQUIRED FOR ELECTROLYSIS & IPL. PRICES FOR IPL ARE GIVEN DURING YOUR CONSULTATION AS WE NEED TO SEE THE AREA TO DETERMINE AN ACCURATE COST.
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