The laser used for laser hair removal produces energy that is absorbed by the pigment within the hair, which heats up and destroys the active hair follicles. This process will inhibit any further hair growth from that follicle.
Laser only works on hairs that are in the active stage of growth (anigen). Other hairs that are not in this stage will be targeted during subsequent treatments. The treatment is not suitable for those with blonde, grey, white and red hair, as they don’t have any pigment.
Once you begin your course of laser hair removal, it is important that you SHAVE between treatments, as this does not affect the follicle. DO NOT wax, pluck or epilate. This will have the opposite intended effect, as you are strengthening the follicle we are trying to destroy. The main contraindications for this treatment are sun exposure, active tan, pregnancy, epilepsy, and certain medications.
With a wide range of areas available for treatment, we offer full body laser hair removal, as well as laser hair removal for the face. Depending on the area we are treating, you will expect to repeat your treatment every 4 – 8 weeks. A full consultation and patch test is required prior to treatment.
Areas that we can treat include:
Benefits of treatment:
Laser Hair Removal works as the Laser Light is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle. The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.
The Laser is placed on the skin and short pulses of light are released, this targets the hair follicle simultaneously. This is repeated until your section of concern has been treated.
This treatment is often compared to the sensation of of a flick of an elastic band, this is very mild and is well tolerated..
The hair will remain as follicles but the heat has destroyed them so you should see the dead hairs shed after 7-21 days as the epidermis renews.
We always recommend a course of 6 or more treatments in order to see optimum results
Most people are suitable, best results are achieved on those who have a darker hair follicle, this is because dark hair has a higher concentration of melanin. A full consultation and patch test is required prior to any treatment and you will fill a medical health questionnaire out to help us determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. This treatment will NOT work on grey/ white or red hair. You can NOT have this treatment is you use a sunbed. You must have NOT had any sun exposure to your targeted area in at least 4 weeks because your the laser will treat your skins melanin rather than the hair.
To make a booking, please call our reception team on 01302 34 34 32 and they will be happy to book you a consultation and patch test. The cost of this consultation and patch test is 20 and we take this on booking, this will also act as your booking deposit. If you decide to go ahead with a course of treatments then this will be redeemable against the total cost.
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