Focussed beams of light are for more than just pretty light shows, driving the cat totally insane and hunting Velociraptors with a Laserquest rifle set to stun. For those who want to wail in despair when they realise that humans have more hair per square inch of skin than chimpanzees, laser light can also be used to get rid of those unwanted follicles. Save yourself from hair-induced hang-ups with three laser-hair removal sessions for underarms at Nanita Dalton for R518.
Since the discovery of very sharp rocks, and the invention of razors, people have been gripped with the urge to remove the hair from every conceivable inch of their body, some going so far as to even remove their eyebrows. In the past, getting rid of those finicky follicles involved plucking, shaving, waxing or chemical creams, none of which were permanent. Shaving also causes ingrown hairs and waxing can be more painful than bumping your shin into a coffee table in the middle of the night – repeatedly.
Using the latest in laser technology, Nina Dalton can give you that better-than-waxed look with nothing more than a slight tingling sensation. The LightSheer Diode Laser is the Gold Standard in laser hair removal, which means much more than the gold star your teacher used to give your stick-figure masterpieces in pre-school. Effective on the widest range of skin and hair tones, it can give your unwanted hair its walking-papers in as little as three sessions.
Though the sessions, lasting as little as thirty minutes, usually cause no more than a little sting, anybody who’s ever eaten chilli can tell you that even the slightest tingle can be too much. The highly professional team, led by a medical doctor, know how little tolerance some people have for discomfort and will provide a topical anaesthetic. The numbing cream will be far more effective at putting a stop to the prickle than sitting with a bag of frozen peas under each arm as some people have been known to do.
Furless Fact: Residents of a trailer park in South Dakota have discovered an ingenious way of ridding themselves of the copious amounts of back hair they seem to be cursed with. They used 378 cellphones, all hooked up to the same number, to make a massaging, hair-removal bed. Customers simply need to lie down and place one call to be massaged by the soothing vibrations of hundreds of cellphones and have all their excess hair tingled away by the radio waves.