IPL/LASER HAIR REMOVAL
We offer a safe, long-term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women. Treatment is suitable for the face and anywhere on the body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions. We work alongside Lynton Lasers, who are a UK manufacturer of medical grade aesthetic technology, supplying the NHS and private health care with state-of-the-art surgical laser solutions.
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 applicator is 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 area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.
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 high concentration of melanin. Fair hair however has less melanin and is harder to treat. We can treat red and dark blonde hair. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for IPL treatment, although electrolysis will be a perfect solution for this hair type. A consultation and test patch will be carried out to determine the treatment parameters and to judge how your skin might react to a full treatment.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies with each client, but is often described as ” a flick of an elastic band”. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
What will I see after the treatment?
The hair follicles are damaged by 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 seem to ‘grow’ as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be slightly swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours. Unwanted reactions are rare.
How many treatments are necessary?
Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed. Treatment is conducted every 4-8 weeks, depending on the area treated, until a satisfactory result is seen. The required number of treatment varies, but typically 6 or more treatments are needed for optimum results.