Laser Hair Removal at Alluring Look Laser

Laser Hair Removal at Alluring Look Laser

About Hair Removal with IPL/Laser Excess body or facial hair can be a problem for both women and men. Frequent hair removal chores including shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing are time-consuming, often painful, and always inconvenient. At best, they offer only temporary results, for some only a few hours. Laser technology has brought us a better way, a safe, long-lasting way to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body, leaving skin feeling smooth and healthy. Lasers and IPL (intense pulsed light) devices, (which are not technically lasers but work on a similar principal), can be used for hair reduction and skin treatments such as improving skin tone, fading sun damage and acne. Permanent hair reduction involves the use of either a single wavelength of light (laser) or a flash of light containing hundreds of wavelengths (IPL or broadband light BBL). Melanin within the hair follicles is targeted, heating and damaging the follicles in an active growth cycle. Only hairs that have color can be treated, so white and grey hairs won’t respond. Success of the treatment depends on your coloring, with laser generally working best on fair skin and dark hair. Fairer skin and red hair will respond to a lesser degree and those with darker skin can be treated, with a great deal of care. All the experts agree that laser or IPL treatment, in the hands of an experienced and trained operator can be very effective. It’s the best way to remove unwanted hair, as long as you’re a “suitable candidate”. FAQ WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF IPL OVER WAXING, SHAVING OR OTHER HAIR REMOVAL...
What does SPF mean? Does a higher SPF mean better sun protection?

What does SPF mean? Does a higher SPF mean better sun protection?

Answer: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and refers to the theoretical amount of time you can stay in the sun without getting sunburned. For example, an SPF of 15 would allow you to stay in the sun 15 times longer than you could without protection. So, if your skin starts to redden in 20 minutes without sun block, applying a product with SPF 15 increases that time by a factor of 15, meaning you could stay in the sun for 300 minutes. In addition, a higher SPF blocks out more rays—a product with an SPF of 15 will filter out approximately 93 percent of UVB rays; SPF 30 filters out about 97 percent.  But in reality, it’s not quite so straightforward. A multitude of factors affect how well you are protected from the sun. Sunscreen can be easily washed off by exposure to water or sweat, which can leave parts of your skin vulnerable to UV rays. Applying your sun protection unevenly or not reapplying sunscreen often enough can also reduce its effectiveness. Even your genetic make-up comes into play. If you have fair skin or if there is a history of skin cancer in your family, you may be at higher risk for skin cancer. Finally, certain medications—such as antibiotics or products with retinol—can make your skin more sensitive to the effects of sunlight. It’s also important to know that SPF only applies to UVB rays. There is no SPF equivalent for UVA. You can look for additional ingredients in your sunscreen to protect you from UVA—such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide—but there’s no standard measurement for...