The warm weather isn’t far away, which means it’ll soon be time for shorts, skirts and sleeveless tops – and for many that also means the ongoing chore of keeping our legs and underarms fuzz-free! While waxing or shaving provide a quick remedy, have you thought about laser hair removal treatment for a more permanent result? Hong kong hair and skincare salon Glow offers a range of hair removal treatments, including state-of-the-art laser options. We asked Glow’s aestheticians JAY TSUI, CANDY LEE and CAROL CHENG for more details – and read on for some special offers on treatments!
How does laser hair removal treatment work?
Laser hair removal involves the beaming of highly concentrated light into hair follicles. This light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, melanin, and destroys the hair follicle.
What machines do you use for laser hair removal?
We introduced new laser machines to Glow in late 2022. They use the latest triple wavelength technology that allows for deeper and even penetration of the light into the dermal layer and the safe and effective treatment of darker skin tones.
In addition, our 810 Diode lasers, new in the salon in November 2019 and July 2022, employ a continuous-pulse 810nm laser and both machine types use super-chilled sapphire-system cooling hand-pieces to ensure minimal discomfort while still allowing for rapid, continuous coverage of even large areas.
What kind of treatments do you offer?
We offer single sessions or courses of treatment. A single session is good if you just want to “try it out”, or if you have previously completed a course of treatment and are in need of a top-up.
A course of treatment consists of a consultation and patch test (if desired) and six treatment sessions. When the course is completed within nine months, Glow offers a complimentary 12-month touch-up period to catch any stray or resistant hairs, ensuring the very best result possible.
Tell us about the Laser Hair Removal team at Glow.
All of our LHR therapists are fully qualified beauty therapists and hold internationally recognised qualifications. Each team member has completed their certificate IV specialisation in Light & Laser Therapy; in addition, Jay, Candy and Carol have many years of experience looking after both female and male laser hair removal clients at Glow.
What results can I expect after a six-session course?
After six treatments, most clients will attain near total achievable hair reduction – this is typically greater than 80 percent reduction in the treatment area. To achieve optimum results the course should be completed within nine months, with visits spaced around four to six weeks apart.
What else should I know?
At Glow, we offer instalment payments, removing the requirement for a significant upfront payment. You can split your payments over six or 12 months, making the cost of the treatment easier to manage month to month.
In addition, we are flexible and understanding about the need to reschedule or cancel an appointment. We care about you and your result, and our team are committed to working with you to get the best result possible. This is reflected in our therapists’ ability and willingness to spend time with you, discuss your treatment, explain what’s happening, and try different approaches to get you the best result in the safest way possible.
How do I get started?
You can book a free, no-pressure consultation and patch test today. Glow maintains a “No Hard Sell” policy; our aestheticians are trained in the theory, technology and techniques of your treatment, and are happy to share their knowledge.
Great deals for Expat Living readers!
All customers receive a free consultation and patch test, and as long as your first treatment session is before 31 May 2023, you’re eligible for the following special offers:
- 50 percent off a Single Session: Those who’d like to try a single treatment at Glow to see how it feels can enjoy their first visit for half price.
- 15 percent off a Laser Course: If you decide during your first visit that you’d like to sign up for a course, you’ll get a 15 percent discount by paying for the course in full.
- 5 percent off a Laser Course: Don’t want to decide on your first visit? You’re still eligible for a 5 percent discount if you later choose to do a course.
Visit glowspa.hk/expl-laser-2023 to find out more.
This article first appeared in the Spring 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.