Laser & IPL Hair Removal

Using the very latest advanced technology in Laser and IPL machines, your unwanted hair can now be removed in a quick, accurate and safe manner.

During your initial consultation, your skin type, specific condition and sensitivity to the treatment will be assessed using our Micro Camera Imaging System. When treating the face you will also be offered a skin analysis using our state of the art camera imaging system. This will show in-depth the pigment and capillary network below the surface of your skin and provides a before and after photographic record for your treatment plan.

All treatments were registered under the former Care Quality Commission

Laser Hair Removal is the most effective method to reduce unwanted hair. Most women prefer to remove their hair from the underarm area, legs (lower and or upper) and bikini area to varying degrees. Some have treatments on their face and some their arms. The thickness and therefore the amount of the hair is often due to ethnicity, genetics, medication, previous methods of hair removal, but can be due to some medical conditions such as Polycystic ovary syndrome.

Options for hair removal…

Shaving at home is a quick fix with drawbacks. The hair is cut leaving a blunt end so regrowth looks thicker as it no longer has a natural point. The area is often left with a dark shadow and after a day or two there will already be regrowth visible.

One of the most common in-salon hair removal treatments is waxing. This pulls the hair out at the root using melted wax. It is a better short term solution than shaving because when the hairs do start to come through a few weeks later, they come through with a pointed tip, hence are less apparent. Also, over time, the number of hairs tends to reduce.

Electrolysis is a common choice for anyone with little to no colour in the hair which therefore cannot be treated with laser or IPL. A probe is inserted into the hair follicle and this is used to cause damage and prevent the hair from growing. Although it is time consuming it is the only treatment known to result in permanent hair removal.

Laser or IPL hair removal is becoming more and more popular for body and facial hair. It works by the light from the IPL or laser being absorbed by the colour in the hair. This heats and damages the cells so that the hair can no longer grow in the follicle – the results are permanent hair reduction.

When does laser hair removal work?

For maximum effect the hair needs to be shaved or trimmed and the hair must be in the Anagen phase of the life cycle when the hair is actively growing. Not all hairs are in this stage at any one time so a various amount of treatments are usually needed, with 4-8 weeks in between, depending on the area treated.

Can laser or IPL hair removal treat all hair types?

Unfortunately hair that has little or no pigment, such as blonde or white, will not be affected by the treatment. A treatment cannot be done when the skin is tanned or when using fake tan.

Does laser or IPL hair removal hurt?

The sensation varies from person to person but it generally feels like a flick of an elastic band on the skin.

Does laser or IPL hair removal require downtime?

There is no down time in skilled hands and the hairs can be shaved or cut as much as you like in between treatments…. So you don’t have to go hairy!