Hair Removal

Hair Removal

Our Clinic uses LASER technology to provide fast, non-invasive hair removal kaking unwanted hair a thing of the past. We understand that when you have unwanted body hair, you want to find a solution that’s effective and easy. Our nurses are caring and highly experienced and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. It’s all about finding the right solution for you. The usual methods of removing your unwanted hair are a real chore. Shaving, waxing or using tweezers takes up precious time and can be very uncomfortable. Other methods can remove the hair for you but need to be repeated on a regular basis.

Your initial consultation

If you decide you want to find out more, the next step is to come in for a consultation. This is your opportunity to meet one of our trained laser nurses, ask any questions you might have and discuss what you want to achieve from your hair removal treatments. The laser-trained nurse will determine your skin type and the kind of hair you have and make sure the LASER is right for you. Then they’ll create a treatment programme tailored specifically to your needs. A “patch test” will also be performed. This is to determine how sensitive your skin is to the treatment and also to establish the right LASER energy settings.

You will also be advised not to expose the target area to the sun or use sun beds for at least two weeks before your treatment. At this consultation we’ll check some basic details and explain a few simple requirements. For instance, if you’re having hair removed from the bikini line or armpit, we’ll ask you to wear white underwear, as coloured underwear can be affected by the LASER light energy. We’ll also ask you to sign a consent form to show that you agree to the procedure and understand what it involves. If you decide to go ahead with the treatment, we’ll arrange an appointment for you at a suitable time. If at any stage you have any questions, we’ll do our best to answer them and help in any way we can.

Your LASER treatment

The hair removal procedure itself is very straightforward. You’ll lie on a couch or bed and make yourself comfortable. As a safety measure, you’ll be asked to wear some eye protection, which the nurse will also wear. The laser trained nurse runs the LASER, a small handheld unit, slowly over the specified area. You might feel a slight burning and tingling sensation. Sometimes the skin will reddens slightly or very rarely swell, depending on which part of your body is being treated.

FAQs

Whats the difference between IPL and LASER?
IPL (intense Pulse Light) produces energy by a lamp, like a lightbulb, and produces a variety of wavelengths in the form of a flash that travel across the skin looking for the hair follicle. This results in only some of the energy being used as some of the light/flash  is absorbed into the surrounding tissue leading to the heating of the pigment in the skin. This is why there is a higher risk of burns especially for tanned skin and darker skin types.
LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is simply more effective and achieves substantially better results as LASERs are far more precise and selectively target hair while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
How does LASER hair removal work?
We use the award winning Cynosure Elite+ laser to target the pigment in your hair follicles. The laser energy cuts the blood supply and denatures the hair bulb to prevent hair regrowth from the hair follicle.
Is LASER hair removal suitable for men?
Laser hair removal is the fastest growing aesthetic treatment in the male grooming industry. We offer a full range of hair removal treatments with the most popular being  beard, back, shoulders and chest areas.
Will I need more than one session?

Normally six to eight treatment sessions are needed to provide a permanent reduction of hair growth. This is because at any given time some of the follicles in the treatment area won’t be in the growth phase. We spread our treatments out to make sure that hair, that isn’t treated in one session is affected in the next. Facial hair tends to be more stubborn and may need more sessions.

The gap between sessions is between 4 – 6 weeks. The number of hair removal sessions depends on various factors, including where the hair is, how thick it is and also your particular skin type and hair colour.  For the best results we recommend that you complete the full series of treatment sessions.

A sun-cream of at least SPF30 should be applied to exposed treated areas every day for at least four weeks, regardless of the weather. You should not expose the treated area to the sun or use sun beds for at least two weeks before and after treatment.

What are the risks of LASER hair removal?

There may be some redness and swelling after the treatment but this usually only lasts one or two days. Sometimes there can be an increase or loss of pigmentation (colouring) in the skin. In a very small number of cases the skin’s texture may change slightly.

When will I see results?
Results can be seen from your first laser treatment. The best and the longest lasting results are typically seen after 6-8 treatments
*After 1-2 treatments you will see a slight reduction in hairs, and the hairs may grow back slightly thinner
*After 3-5 treatments most customers see a noticeable reduction in hair growth. At is point the skin will begin to feel smoother too.
*After 6-8 treatments the hair growth on most clients is permanently reduced
Is LASER hair removal painful?

The treatment causes clients minimum discomfort much less than a  shaving rash or a waxing treatment.

Are there any side effects?
Immediately after treatment the skin can be red and the hair follicle may be swollen and raised.  This usually subsides within a few hours. Adverse reactions are rare.
What experience do you have?
I am a qualified nurse with nearly 10 years experience and have involved myself in numerous training courses/symposiums in laser treatments to include hair removal.