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We achieve optimum and safe laser hair removal results because our practitioners are highly qualified, extraordinarily skilled and have many years experience. We offer a fast, precise and impressively effective service that includes an extensive consultation and thorough examination in order to determine the appropriate strength of treatment for your skin and hair type.
Laser facial hair removal provides a long term solution to unwanted facial hair and is a safer and quicker process than other ways such as tweezing, shaving, depilatory creams, electrolysis and others.. Laser hair removal also will prevent irritation and the development of folliculitis, in which one or more hair follicles become inflamed. Laser hair removal is medically proven to give you permanent hair reduction.
The most common areas for laser hair removal treatments in both men and women are the face, neck, bikini line, pubic area, underarms, chest, back, abdomen, arms and legs.
How does it work?
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.
Am I suitable for treatment?
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.
How does the treatment feel?
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.
What will I see after treatment?
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.
Are there any side effects?
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.
How many treatments are necessary?
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.
How long does treatment take?
Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes and up to 1 hour, depending upon the size of area being treated.
It is necessary to have a course of treatments to achieve the desired end result. How many depends on the area being treated. These treatments are tailored to your needs and are medically approved. You can save up to 20% when you buy a package of treatments as opposed to one single laser hair treatment.
If you require further information on our laser hair removal treatments, or wish to book a Free Consultation or an Appointment, please call the Salon on 01483 272 822.< Back to treatments