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Laser Hair Removal
  • Am I suitable for Laser Hair Removal?
    Our medical grade Nd:YAG Lasers can safely treat all skin types but do not work on blonde, red or grey hairs so we would recommend you have laser before you go grey if you want permanent hair removal. During your consultation, we will complete a full health questionnaire to identify any contraindications. We can also treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), however you are likely to require ongoing maintenance treatments.
  • Will Laser Hair Removal work on my skin tone?
    Our medical grade Nd:YAG Laser is suitable for all skin types. Not all Lasers work on all skin tones. See What are the different types of Laser Hair Removal and what is IPL?
  • Does Laser Hair Removal work on all colour hair?
    Because Lasers are attracted to pigment, they work best on hair that is brunette or darker. Laser does not work on hair that has no pigment, I.e. light blonde, light red, white or grey.
  • How many treatments will I need?
    The amount of treatments is dependant on the area being treated, thickness and density of the hair and your skin type. Usually a course of 6 – 8 treatments will be required as the Laser is only effective on hairs in the growing stage or visible on the skin. You will be hair free between treatments.
  • How regularly will I need a treatment?
    Treatments are usually scheduled 6 – 8 weeks apart allowing each treatment to clear a new phase of hair growth. To optimise your results, and to ensure you are receiving a cost-effective treatment, we are happy to have a consultation between sessions to guide you on when best to book your next treatment.
  • How does the treatment feel?
    As with all treatments, the feeling very much depends on how sensitive you are along with the area that is being treated. Most clients find the treatment comfortable as the skin cooling technology decreases sensitivity during the treatment.
  • How long will my treatment take?
    The treatment time depends on the size and sensitivity of the area being treated. Under Arms could take approximately 15 minutes whilst a full arm treatment may take up to an hour.
  • How can I prepare for my treatment?
    See Pre-Laser Hair Removal Care.
  • What can I expect after my treatment?
    See Post Laser Hair Removal Care.
  • How can I look after my skin after my treatment?
    See Post Laser Hair Removal Care.
  • Can I wax or shave before, during or after Laser Hair Removal?"
    We advise that you shave the day before your Laser treatment as shaving on the day can lead to increased skin sensitivity. You can also shave between sessions. We do not recommend waxing or plucking as they both affect the pattern of hair growth and remove hair entirely from the follicle which is what needs to be present for any Laser treatment to be effective. If you do wax or pluck, you should wait 6 to 8 weeks before starting or continuing with laser. Following completion of your Laser Course, you may have exceptionally fine and light hairs that are not really visible which you can wax.
  • Is Laser Hair Removal Safe and are there any side-effects?
    Laser is a clinically tested, FDA approved treatment. Our therapists are highly trained and qualified to perform laser treatments using only the most advanced Lasers. Following an in-depth consultation, a sensitivity patch test and a full health questionnaire, there is minimal risk of side-effects. The Laser Machine we use also minimises the risk oy hypo and hyper skin pigmentation due to its low absorption of melanin.
  • Can I have Laser If I am pregnant?
    We are unable to preform Laser Hair Removal Treatments if you are pregnant.
  • What are the different types of Laser Hair Removal and what is IPL?
    The 3 main types of Laser Hair Removal are the Nd:YAG, the Alexandrite Laser and the Pulsed Diode array. We use the Nd:YAG as it is the only Laser Hair Removal technology specifically developed to be safe and effective to use on all skin types, from I to VI. The Alexandrite Laser is known to cause pigmentation changes on darker skin and should only be used on skin types I to III, I being Light Pale White and III being Medium White to Olive. The Pulsed Diode is considered safe to work on skin types from I to IV with a higher risk of urticaria (appearance of hives) and a deeper penetration can lead to a more painful treatment. While similar in treatment, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments are not the same as laser treatments. A laser uses monochromatic light rays of one set wavelength, but IPL uses what is called “full spectrum light”, which means it sends out rays of different wavelengths at the same time. So, while a laser is more targeted in its approach, IPL tends to cover larger areas faster, but with a less targeted approach. IPL is only effective on dark hair and skin types I and II. Although it has been cleared for use on all skin types, the results will most likely be less than desirable on any skin type above II and not as good as they would be with a laser.
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