Two of the most popular methods for hair removal involve the use of light – laser hair removal or intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. However, vellus, or very thin, fine hair, can pose a problem to be removed using these traditional treatments. It contains very little to no melanin, particularly if it is very light in colour, and lacks the density of melanin that is present in darker hair.

Vellus hair thus requires a different treatment methodology. Research led to the conclusion that the most effective way to treat vellus hair is to use a high-pH formulation.

This research led to the development of Hair V Go. Using a pH between 12.2-12.4, Hair V Go breaks down the bonds that hold the hairs’ cells together. It works by dissolving the lipid bonds going across and down the hair shaft. Its mechanism allows for deeper penetration into the hair shaft and down the hair follicle.

By travelling down the follicle, Hair V Go begins to disable the stem cells within the bulge. These stem cells are responsible for creating the hair follicle and regenerate not only the follicle but also the epithelial layer. Therefore, unless we can disable or destroy the stem cells, hair will continue to grow. Hair V Go progressively disables stem cells within the bulge which reduces their activity, hence hair reduction is achieved.

Hair V Go treatment protocol is simple to follow. Since Hair V Go treatments are an alkaline formulation, it is essential the acid mantle of the skin is not disrupted before treatment; this means that the skin should not be cleansed even if the client is wearing makeup.

Application of paste mixed from Hair V Go Treatment Powder and Activator Solution. This breaks down the lipid bonds in the hair and is left untouched for 8 to 10 minutes.

Wash off all traces of the paste and cleanse with pH Reset Cleanser.

Reinstate skin’s barrier function with application of Acid Mantle Mist.

The treatment is finished with a specially formulated Hair V Go Hair Reduction Treatment Cream which contains a mixture of key botanical hair growth inhibitors, including gymnemic acids, which further helps to slow down hair growth. Post-treatment aftercare includes the same hair reduction treatment cream to be by the client for the next seven days.

It is recommended that treatments are initially carried out every three to four weeks. Then, as hair growth decreases the period between treatments is increased to four weeks, five weeks and so on. Eventually the client will require just one or two management sessions a year.