Warm weather is just around the corner and soon it will be time to pull out your shorts, tank tops and swimsuits! After coming out of hibernation you are likely wondering how to deal with your “winter coat” of body hair. Nothing says summer like smooth silky legs, underarms and bikini areas. If the prospect of razors and shaving cream has you down, you many want to look at other hair removal options. Total Wrapture Medi Spa in Winnipeg offers a variety of hair removal options for every budget and skin type. Book a consultation with one of our certified laser technicians to discuss which option is best for you.
Laser Hair Removal
Treatment Time: Treatments take just minutes for small areas and about 30 to 60 minutes for larger areas. Laser hair removal technology can only affect hair in active phases of growth, so several treatment sessions are recommended for the best results.
Results: After several treatments you can expect an 80-90% reduction in hair re-growth. After the initial round of treatments you will likely only require touch up treatments every six to twelve months.
Pain: There is minimal pain associated with laser hair removal; most people feel only a slight, momentary “snap” at the treatment site during the procedure. Afterwards most people experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling that will last between two to twenty four hours.
Method: Waxing uses a resin-based wax like product to remove the entire hair out from the root. Approximately ¼ of an inch of hair growth is needed to perform the procedure.
Treatment Time: One of our experienced estheticians can perform the procedure in one hour or less depending on the size of the area.
Results: The treatment will last anywhere from two to six weeks depending on hair type and thickness. After several treatments you will see a reduction in hair growth in the treated areas.
Pain: Your smooth skin comes at a price as waxing can be fairly painful. A trained esthetician can greatly help to reduce the amount of pain and discomfort you experience. Following treatment skin will be red and inflamed but should return to normal within a day.
Method: Threading removes hair by using twisted cotton thread to pull the hair from the follicle.
Treatment Time: One of our experienced estheticians can perform the procedure in ten to thirty minutes depending on the size of the area.
Results: The treatment will last anywhere from three to six weeks depending on hair type and thickness. After several treatments you will see a reduction in hair growth in the treated areas.
Pain: Threading can be painful as each hair is removed individually, but the procedures are quick.
Method: Sugaring uses a gel made from sugar, lemon and hot water to pull hair out at the roots.
Results: The treatment will last anywhere from three to four weeks depending on hair type and thickness.
Pain: Sugaring is one of the more gentle hair removal procedures and many clients say pain is minimal and tolerable.
Which hair removal method do you prefer and why? Comment below with your answer.