So what should we be doing in winter?
The very best thing you can do for your skin in winter is IPL permanent hair reduction. And that’s for 3 very good reasons:
1. IPL works best on pale, untanned skin. (Yep, there are perks to being pale and pasty at this time of year!)
You need to limit sun exposure after a treatment (more on that later).
What is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is a form of light therapy, used for various dermatological procedures including hair removal. IPL has multiple wavelengths (all between 500 and 1,200 nanometres) that scatter within the skin. As with all light based treatments, IPL works by emitting a wavelength into the skin, which in the case of hair removal targets pigment.
IPL works like a flashlamp, sending out scattered wavelengths of light, making IPL very targeted. That also means it affects the pigment in your skin too, so IPL works better for those with fair skin and dark hair; the more contrast between the skin colour and the hair the more effective the hair reduction.
As you will learn today, laser hair removal requires a course of six to 10 treatments (depending on your skin and hair type) over a number of weeks to catch hair throughout its growth cycle. It’s imperative you avoid the sun at least two weeks before and up to four weeks after each treatment, plus you’ll need to avoid waxing, so getting laser done in winter is a must. During the treatment a small hand piece will be used to touch your skin with flashes of light; a cooling spray, air or gel may also be applied. Most people describe the procedure as a little uncomfortable, with a tingling or stinging sensation. Private costs for laser or IPL hair removal depend on the size of area treated and number of sessions required. The more areas you get the better the price, as it will reduce a 10% per area selected.
The good news is that we now have a far more effective hair removal offering available to us in the form of lasers. The bad news is a more confusing, often risk-associated, world of treatments.
Modern men, more than ever, are turning to professional hair removal solutions to combat unwanted hair. The best hair removal salon in Sydney for men in the men’s Grooming Salon in Woollahra. You can call 1300 856 577 or visit their website here for your free skin/hair consultation.