Options Beauty provides comfortable and effective hair removal techniques. Options include traditional waxing as well as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments and electrolysis.
For all our strip waxing services we use Tea Tree wax from Outback Organics, incorporating the hygiene wax system with a disposable head for your comfort & safety. Tea tree oil is extremely beneficial for its anti bacterial & soothing properties and for that reason we also use the Outback Organics lotion post waxing and recommend the range of lotions, oils and shower gels for use at home.
Save time and money by taking advantage of our bundled wax packages.
For our intimate waxing, also known as Brazilian or Hollywood waxing where the hair is removed from the entire pubic region or a small strip is left (these will be explained in your consultation).
We use Cerepil NON STRIP disposable wax from Perron Rigot. These peel waxes are more comfortable than strip wax and leave no sticky residue.
If you have been put off by intimate waxes performed with strip wax you will find our technique much more successful and less painful!
The longest established method of hair removal for the face area. A series of treatments is usually required.
Want to be hair free? We now offer Lynton Luminette IPL hair removal so you can say goodbye to waxing and daily shaving. We have the most effective permanent hair reduction system so you can rest assured that you will receive the most suitable treatment for you and your hair type.
Lynton Luminette IPL hair removal offers a long-term solution to unwanted or excess hair for both men and women and is suitable for most areas of the face and body.
A course of treatments is usually required at 4 - 8 weekly intervals to follow the hair growth cycle. Treatment will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and free from painful in-growing hairs.
Light is absorbed by the melanin (the pigment in the hair follicle). The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cell. The laser or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which target many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of the skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is covered. For IPL treatments, a thin layer of gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light.
Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are seen with people who have lighter skin and darker hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair however contains less melanin so is harder to treat. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a 'flick of an elastic band'. No anaesthetic is required and most clients describe the discomforts as moderate and tolerable.
The hair follicles are damaged by the heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The dead hairs shed after 1 to 3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs will seem to grow as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and raised but this usually subsides within a few hours. Adverse reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed. Treatments are conducted every 4 to 8 weeks depending on the area being treated, until a good result is seen. The number of treatments varies, although typically 6 treatments or more are needed for optimum results.
Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes and up to 1 hour, depending upon the size of area being treated.
Our therapists really understand how laser light works and interacts with the skin. Our Lumina system is from Lynton Lasers who have been manufacturing lasers and IPLís for over 15 years and their knowledge and expertise is passed onto us.