How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Our state of the art laser delivers a single wavelength (colour) of light energy to the area being treated. Based on the principle of selective photothermolysis, the light is attracted to melanin, a pigment found in hair. The light is absorbed by the melanin and converted into heat, selectively destroying the germinating cells that feed the hair follicles for growth. By eliminating these cells, the hair then dies and begins to fall out, and future growth is inhibited. This means that regrowth occurs more slowly and hairs come through much finer, significantly reducing and perhaps even eliminating time spent shaving!
Who is Laser Hair Removal suitable for?
The treatment is suitable for both men and women of ALL skin tones. Our advanced technology even allows darker skin tones and sun-tanned skins to be treated, but we still urge caution when you have recently received a lot of sun exposure as heat will be retained in the skin.
Which body areas can be treated? (Number of areas)
Face (1 - includes upper lip, chin, forehead, cheeks and sideburns), Full neck (1), Chest (1), Underarms (1 - includes both), Shoulders (1), Upper back (1), Lower back (1), Bikini (1), Buttocks (1), Hands (1), Feet (1), Full arms (2), Upper legs (2), Lower legs (2)
Mini zones (any 3 of the following for flat rate price of £59) - upper lip, chin, nipples, stomach line, fingers, toes, perianal
What does it feel like?
A number of settings can be altered by your therapist in order to improve treatment comfort, particularly the use of 'SHR' mode (Super Hair Removal), which allows energy to be reduced and pulsed extremely quickly while the applicator is glided over the target area. This creates a gradual heating of the area for greater comfort. We strongly believe however that in order for a treatment to be effective, the hair must be heated to the required temperature and the client must be able to feel this. This should not be overly painful though and should feel like a warm 'flicking' sensation.
How many treatments are required?
As a general rule a course of six treatments per body area is the minimum number recommended. Depending on the client, results may be seen after fewer treatments, or in some cases more will be required in order to achieve desired results. Often, different body areas react differently to laser treatment, with some showing results more quickly than others. After an initial course is completed, maintenance sessions are recommended every 8-12 weeks.
How often are treatments required?
Treatments should be spaced four weeks apart. This allows for the hair to be in the active growth stage before being treated again.
Are there any side effects?
It is normal for there to be some redness around the treated area, swelling around the follicle, tingling or a sensation of warmth for some time after treatment. These effects usually subside quickly however (within 24 hours). There is no downtime associated with laser treatment, making it possible for you to receive treatments during your lunch break and return to work the same day.
Is there anything else I should know?
It is essential that all body areas being treated are prepared prior to appointments with the application of our recommended aloe-based body lotion, which contains moisturising and hydrating ingredients. We also advise that our recommended soothing gel is applied post treatment to effectively cool the skin. Both products are available for purchase in-store.