The sight of excessive or body hair can be upsetting for both men and women. Many methods are on offer to remove unwanted hair, none are permanent, however laser hair removal is the most effective treatment available.
Laser hair removal is a rapid, yet gentle way of removing unwanted hair, and is medically proven to give you permanent hair reduction.
We can help you effectively remove unwanted hair using the only recognised Gold standard in hair removal, that is a Nd:YAG medical grade laser. Unlike cheap IPL (Offered on sites like Groupon) and Diode lasers (i.e. Soprano), this is the primary recommended laser for all skin types.
If you have Mediterranean, Arabic, Asian or dark skin, Nd:YAG is the only primary recommended wavelength for optimum permanent hair reduction. If you’re unsure, Google it!
The most common areas for laser hair removal treatments are the face, neck, bikini line, underarms, nipples, tummy line, arms and legs. The most common areas in men are the face, neck, ears, back and chest.
If you decide you want to find out more, the next step is to come in for a consultation. This is your opportunity to meet one of our highly trained Laser therapists, ask them any questions you might have and discuss what you want to achieve from your hair removal treatments.
The therapist will determine your skin type and the kind of hair you have and make sure the Laser technique is right for you. They will then create a treatment programme tailored specifically to your needs. A ‘patch test’ will also be performed to determine how sensitive your skin is to the treatment and to establish the right Laser energy settings.
The Hair-Free treatment is suitable for all skin types, including tanned skin. You can expect lasting results from a series of relatively short sessions.
After the procedure
For the first few days after your treatment you should apply aloe vera gel to soothe the affected area. Also, a sun cream of at least SPF30 should be applied to exposed treated areas every day for at least four weeks, regardless of the weather.
How It Works
Nd:YAG Laser Hair Removal works best at removing hair when it’s in the active growth phase. But not all the hair in the treatment area will be in this phase at any given time.
Under normal circumstances hair growth in each hair follicle occurs in a cycle. There are three main phases of the hair growth cycle; anagen, catagen and telogen.
Anagen is the growing phase or when the hair fiber is produced. During anagen, the hair contains an abundance of melanin, the pigment which gives your hair its color. This is the phase during which IPL hair removal treatment is most effective.
Catagen (club hair)
Catagen is the period of controlled regression of the hair follicle. This phase is when the lower part of the hair stops growing, but does not shed, and the follicle is reabsorbed. It will be difficult for permanence to be achieved when the hair is in the catagen growth cycle.
Telogen is the last of the hair growth cycle. In this resting phase, the old hair falls out in preparation for the development of a new anagen hair. Permanence cannot be achieved when the hair are in the telogen growth cycle.
It is recommended that Laser treatment is carried out during the Anagen stage, normally four to six weeks between treatments is recomended
The majority of hair can be sufficiently treated over a few sessions so that further growth is eliminated, sometimes the follicle has not been totally destroyed and there is regrowth. This regrowth is usually different to the original hair growth. The hairs tend to have change structure from deep terminal hairs to smaller vellus hairs which are finer, thinned and lighter in colour.
These hairs are less obvious and usually not as much a problem as the original growth. They also tend to have a longer growth cycle, so when treated with laser they take a lot longer to return, often many months.