Summer in South Africa is both a blessing and a curse; it’s good because there’s virtually no chance of your braai being rained out, but bad because it’s the perfect season for all the types of bugs that bite. Another good thing is that you don’t have to go to a salon to catch a tan, but bad because stripping down on the beach means worrying over each excess follicle on your person. Give yourself one less thing to worry about this summer and save up to 82% on laser hair-removal at Aesthetics Forever.
Considering the average amount of hair on the human body and the great and excessive lengths to which people go to remove it, there used to be very few ways to get rid of excess fuzz. Even these primitive methods had their downfalls; hair removal creams smell positively foul, waxing is like covering yourself in melted candle and removing the aftermath with duct-tape and no one enjoys shaving. Each method was far less than permanent; hair often grows back within a couple of days. Luckily, Ellipse appeared on the market like a silky-smooth superhero to save people from the pelts they were cultivating. Using short, safe bursts of light from a flash-lamp, unwanted follicles can be removed from any area on the body in minutes. A coupling-gel is smoothed over the area to make the light-transmission more effective, the hair follicle is literally disintegrated which results in smooth and hairless skin.
Of course, the body is more resilient than a hibernating bear when it comes to clinging to its coat, and the pesky little follicles do have a cycle of growth which your knowledgeable therapists will take into account when organising your depilatory schedule. It usually takes between two and eight sessions for the hair to give up the ghost completely, and about six to twelve weeks of waiting for regrowth, meaning your full hair removal will probably take about six months. Never having to tackle with ingrown hairs and razor burn makes that all worth it though.
If you’re the type that likes to strut your stuff in the itty-bitty polka dot bikinis, four sessions each of bikini and underarm removal takes care of the most obvious shave-worthy places. If like the French, you feel that those are places better left the way nature made them, the half-leg sessions can shave some time off your morning shaving time and ensure that you don’t have to balance your urge to wear a knee-length dress with your dread of shaving.
for the boys with back-hair problems, even if it’s not so bad that laying out to tan means being confused with a bear-skin rug, the full back sessions can ensure that you never have to deal with the horror of a back wax.
Fuzzy Fact: In Norway, the most common method of hair removal makes use of frozen broccoli. After standing the broccoli in the snow for a few hours, they are run florets side up along the targeted area to scrape away the unwanted follicles.