Excess hair on the face and body can cause much embarrassment, so the thought of permanent hair removal, without using razors, hot wax or plucking is a truly enticing one. Fortunately for those of us who suffer from having unwanted hair, laser hair removal is a fabulous, pain-free alternative.
Shaving, tweezing, waxing and using depilatory creams are time-consuming and they’re only temporary. Long lasting results with a laser is a better alternative, as we can treat both small and large areas quickly, comfortably and effectively, compared to other methods. Electrolysis can also permanently remove hair, but it’s an extremely slow and painful method, and can sometimes result in scarring.
Laser energy gets absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and is then converted to heat, causing thermal damage to the follicle, but without harming the surrounding skin. This results in hair growth being stopped in the damaged follicle. Advanced laser systems have a cooled sapphire window on the laserscope, to further protect and cool the surface of the skin, while allowing laser light to heat the hair follicle beneath the skin.
We can remove hair almost permanently from:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
Benefits of laser hair removal treatment:
- Saving money – Although laser hair removal may seem expensive, it’s permanent, so when you add up the cost of what you spend over a lifetime, on shaving, waxing, plucking or depilatory creams, it becomes a great investment.
- Saving time – Once the need for your weekly shaving or monthly waxing is over, you will have lots of spare time. You will no longer have to spend your lunch hour having your bikini line waxed and you can spend less time in the shower, now you don’t have to shave your armpits and legs. Removing unwanted hair is very time-consuming and it’s said that the average UK woman will spend a total of four months of their life removing unwanted body and facial hair.
- Renews self-confidence – Unwanted hair in undesirable places can take a toll on the self-esteem, whether it’s a man with an excessive hairy back or chest or a woman with embarrassing facial hair. Removing hair with lasers can take away the unwanted hair and help you get back that lost confidence.
- Improves skin – Removing your hair with laser treatments can give leave you with much smoother and silkier skin than any other hair removal methods.
Laser treatment isn’t an instant solution, the hair won’t disappear straight after the first treatment. Generally you will need around 6 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, which usually results in 80% of hair removal. Depending on which area you are treating, it can take from 10 minutes for the upper lip, to 45 minutes for the back.Most clients only experience minimal discomfort; some may experience a minor stinging sensation on the skin as we deliver the laser pulses and we can offer topical anaesthetic cream to make treatments more comfortable.
Do you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure? We provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!