The simplest way to achieve smooth, clear, hair-free skin.
Laser hair removal is a fast and almost pain-free procedure that uses a powerful laser to remove any unwanted or ingrowing hairs in both men and women from the age of 15.
It can be a very helpful way for women with hirsutism (excessive hair growth) or polycystic ovary syndrome; as a way to reduce, refine and manage quick and excessive hair growth.
How does the laser destroy the hair?
A concentrated beam of light is aimed at the hair this targets the melanin in the hair follicles. The follicles absorbs the lasers light, heating them to the bpoint of destruction of the hair follicle. This inhibits the growth of the hair, shrinking the follicle and eventually resulting in the loss of hair growth from that area.
What laser is used here at The Skin & Laser Clinic?
A medical grade diode laser called MedioStar Next Pro. The fastest laser on the market with the latest technology that can treat all skin types including Asian and Afro-Caribbean.
To get started with your laser hair removal simply book a consultation with one of our experienced skin practitioners.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
For most people, laser hair removal does not hurt. However, it all depends on your threshold for pain and the area being treated. Most people say that it feels like snapping a rubber band against the skin. But if you’re overly sensitive to pain, you may experience some minor discomfort.
Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the discomfort. Prepare properly and follow a strict aftercare program. This will reduce pain and provide the most effective results.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Laser hair removal is the safest and most effective method of removing unwanted body and facial hair. Side effects are minimal, usually mild and temporary; most people will experience some redness and sensitivity after treatment, which usually dissipates after a couple of hours.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
Client will always see permanent hair reduction, while some clients may need a touch-up treatment in 2-3 years .Results vary depending on your hair type and skin type. Proper preparation and aftercare can also affect how long the results last.
How Do You Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
To prepare for laser hair removal, avoid plucking, waxing, and epilating for at least four weeks prior to your first treatment. Avoid direct sunlight for 1 week prior to and 1 week after treatment. Shave the area being treated the night before treatment, do not apply any lotions, moisturisers, or make up to the skin. Remove any fake tan from the treated area and make the clinic aware of any changes in medical history, i.e medication.
Can You Get Laser Hair Removal if You’re Pregnant?
During pregnancy, your hormones change, and you may experience higher levels of oestrogen and androgen than normal, which can result in hair growth in unexpected areas. Your hair growth cycle may be affected, meaning the shedding phase may be delayed and you’ll have more, thicker hair. After you have your baby and you are no longer breast-feeding, your hormones will rebalance and return to normal.
While laser hair removal is a safe procedure, it’s unlikely scientists will ever do studies to prove it is safe for pregnant women. At the Skin and Laser Clinic, we do not treat anyone pregnant or breast-feeding, regardless of the treatment, as we do not want to risk harm to mothers and babies
Our advice is to wait till after the baby is born, you are not breast-feeding, and your hair growth has returned to normal.
Can You Get Laser Hair Removal on Any Part of the Body?
Laser removal can be performed on any area of the body except the eyelids and inner ears.The most popular treatment areas are the legs, back, arms, chest, face, underarms, and bikini area.
You can also get laser hair removal on your nose, scalp, forehead, eyebrows, and other parts of your face.
Can Anybody Get Laser Hair Removal?
Anyone can get laser hair removal, regardless of skin type or hair type. However, people with light skin and dark hair tend to see faster and better results. People on certain medication may not be eligible to have laser hair removal, this can be discussed at the consultation.
Are There Side Effects to Laser Hair Removal?
The side effects are minimal. This is one of the primary benefits of laser hair removal. Some people experience temporary redness, itching of the skin right after treatment. These side effects usually go away within a few hours, and most can be soothed by applying aloe vera to the treated area.
In rare cases, some people may see scars, burns, or blisters. But these side effects usually occur only in people who do not follow the proper pre care and aftercare plan.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do You Need to Get?
In most cases, you’ll need between six and twelve treatments. These treatments are spaced out four to six weeks apart depending on the body area. The waiting period is necessary to target every hair follicle while it’s in an active stage of the growth cycle.