Laser Hair Removal / IPL

 

Why live with unwanted hair?

 

We offer a safe long term solution to unwanted hair for both men and women. Laser Hair Removal / IPL treatments are suitable for the face and body, are quick and results can seen after a few sessions.

 

Consultations are free however a £15 patch test is required if you wish to undergo a laser hair removal / IPL treatment, the cost of which will be refunded against your first treatment.

 

Laser hair removal removes unwanted body hair by using the light energy from a laser / intense pulse light (IPL). Unwanted hair is a common problem in women and men. Shaving, waxing, and tweezing only produce temporary results and can generally only be carried out on relatively small areas.Laser hair removal treatment can be used to treat and remove small and large areas of unwanted hair from the body.
The most common areas for laser hair removal treatments in women are the face, neck, bikini line, underarms, nipples, arms and legs. The most common areas in men are the face, neck, ears, legs, stomach, back and chest.
The area is shaved and cleaned, and an cooling gel applied. The laser then produces pulsed beams of highly concentrated light which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, damaging the cells responsible for new growth and damages the follicle wall. The procedure can be uncomfortable, but it is not usually painful. The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Any redness and swelling of the affected areas usually disappears in a short time and most people return to normal activity right away.
Whilst you should see a difference after one treatment, it is necessary to have a course of treatments to achieve the desired end result. How many depends on the area being treated. After an assesment with our aesthetic nurse practitioner Diane Plummer RGN (BSc) Hons Dip HE INP the following laser hair removal / IPL treatments will be tailored to your needs. Best results occur in those with light skin and dark hair, and hair removal works better on coarse hair rather than fine hair.
Laser hair removal is a safe procedure if carried out by an experienced person. Possible complications may include darkening or lightening of the treated skin
burning/blistering of the treated skin. Since darker skin is more susceptible to changes in pigment, tanning before laser hair removal should be avoided.
Most treatments require 6-10 sessions for total hair removal in any one area. The procedure can be repeated at monthly intervals.
laser hair removal / ipl