I’m about halfway through my laser hair removal sessions with Amina from Amina’s Dermal Clinic (if you’re new to the blog, read all about it here) and I can sum up this entire blog post into one sentence:
Do yourself a favour and go get it done.
Seriously, the results are incredible. To be honest, I had relatively low expectations: reduced hair growth and softer hair at most, especially at this stage. However, I am pleasantly surprised at how I basically have no hair on my legs and arms after just 5 sessions, and very little hair on other areas.
For someone who travels quite a bit, it’s the biggest relief to know that I no longer have to book painful waxing sessions literally the day before I leave, or skip going in the pool because I have that horrible first-day hair growth on my legs from shaving (ew.). Not to mention ingrown’s (don’t get me started).
My facial area has been the slowest in progress (even though there’s a definite reduction in hair growth!) and I was warned by Amina that it usually does take a little while longer due to it being a hormonal area. If that’s the area you’re considering doing, bare in mind that you’re most likely to only see a definite decrease in hair growth only towards the end of your sessions. But it’ll be worth it in the long run!
I wanted to include a Q&A in this post as I received a couple of questions Snapchat regarding the laser hair removal, and Amina answered them to the best she could:
- Does laser hair removal cause pigmentation?
Short answer: Yes. Long answer: It shouldn’t. It can cause hypo or hyper pigmentation (aka make some areas darker or lighter), however, 90% of the time it does not, and after care is key. Regular use of sunscreen that is continuously applied throughout the day, as well as sun avoidance in general especially during harsh hours will definitely prevent pigmentation problems.
2. Can you do laser hair removal when pregnant/breastfeeding?
It has not been tested so is not recommended, however, no studies have proved it to be harmful either. Many women continue to do areas such as face, arms, etc. even whilst they are pregnant/feeding without complications. It’s entirely up to you.
3. Is laser hair removal safe on acne prone skin?
It is safe and won’t aggravate the acne in any way
4. Will laser get rid of “strawberry spots” aka dark dots on legs especially?
It definitely will.
5. Which is the most effective laser hair removal machine?
The Soprano Ice: the 810 nanometer diode laser wavelength has been proven to be the most effective in hair reduction, with less burn and is safer and more reliable than other laser machines. It is also listed as one of the best in the international beauty industry.
When it comes to laser, you have to be realistic. It’s definitely a lengthy process where you only go for sessions every six weeks, and maintenance will be required after you’re done but I personally think it’s extremely worth it to be hassle free and, of course, hair free. Let me know if you have any more questions, and do check out Amina’s website here for other treatments you can have done.