Our Clinic uses LASER technology to provide fast, non-invasive hair removal making 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 practitioners 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 practitioners, ask any questions you might have and discuss what you want to achieve from your hair removal treatments. The laser-trained practitioner 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 practitioner will also wear. The laser trained practitioner 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 redden slightly or very rarely swell, depending on which part of your body is being treated.
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.
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.
The treatment causes clients minimum discomfort much less than a shaving rash or a waxing treatment.