Excessive hair growth is more common than we think. Many people suffer from unwanted hair growth and we have hair growing in places we dont expect - such as the face, neck, chest, breasts, around the nipples, abdomen, bikini, buttocks and legs. Considering laser hair removal may be your solution for this unsightly hair.
Imagine never having to pluck, tweeze, wax, bleach again. These often provide a messy and sometimes painful and limited solution to unwanted hair. Why not remove it for good?!
How does light assisted hair removal work?
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.
How is treatment carried out?
The laser i placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring areaand the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. For IPL a thin layer of gel is applied to guide the light.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a higher concentration of melanin. Fair hair, however, contains less melanin so is harder to treat. Grey / White hair has no melanin so cannot be treated with IPL (however we can treat grey hairs at the clinic with electrolysis).
How does treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a 'flick of an elastic band'. Typically no anesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as tolerable.
What will I see after treatment?
The hair follicles are damaged by the heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The dead hairs shed after 1-3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs will appear to grow as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollenand bumpy but this usually subsides after a few hours. Adverse reastions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening of the skin.
How many treatments are necessary?
Only hair actively growingn is affected therefore multiple treatments are needed. Treatment is carried out every 4-8 weeks, until a satisfactory result can be seen. The number fo treatments varies but typically 6 or more is needed for optimum results.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes depending on the size of the area.
Prior to treatment a consultation is conducted in which a medical history questionnaire is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. There is also an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small patch test will be carried out.
Full Price -Per Session
|Sides of Face||£40|
|Chin plus Lip||£60|
|Chin plus Jawline||£60|
|Full Face plus Front of Neck||£155|
|Underarm plus Bikini (standard)||£135|
|Back of Neck||£80|
|Front and Back of Neck||£130|
|Feet and Toes||£70|
|Chest and Stomach||£180|
|Full Back and Shoulders||£210|
|Shoulder and Upper Arms||£180|