Laser Hair Removal in London
Laser Hair Removal Targets the hair follicle using brief pulses of light energy. The laser light is absorbed by melanin in the hair follicle and prevents any regrowth from happening in the future. The process is completely safe and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed.
The course of treatments is usually spaced at four-to-eight weeks intervals, depending on which area is treated. Hair must be clean shaved a day before the first treatment. Each hair has its own growth cycle, so you may need several treatments to remove all the hair. Within two weeks, the active hairs will start to fall out; it’s important to avoid waxing, plucking, epilating or bleaching between treatments.
Laser treatment for hair removal removes up to 95% of hair and has long term time and cost savings compared to other hair removal methods - speak to one of our specialists today to talk through your treatment options.
After an initial consultation and a patch test prior to your treatment (48 hours), your personal laser practitioner will prepare the area you have selected for the treatment. This will include cleansing the area and possibly shaving it. If you have any tattoos or moles these will be coverage and you will be given protective eyewear.
Once the laser machine has been prepared, the treatment head is moved over the area of skin and activated. Some clients say it feels similar to having an elastic band lightly snapped on surface of the skin.
In a few cases, the skin may appear slightly sore or red immediately after the treatment. The laser practitioner will apply a cooling aloe vera gel. Any redness will go down and you will begin to notice the results very soon.
- Reduction of ingrown hairs
- Smoother skin
- Not having to shave or wax
- Less irritation to the skin
- Permanent hair reduction
- Reduces excessive hair growth (PCOS)
- Smaller pores & easystress, free body
- Avoid the sun and sunbeds 2 weeks before and after treatment. You MUST avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment.
- Do not use Depilatory creams 1 week prior to treatment.
- If have had a history of cold sores, zovirax may be used prior to treatment and continued one week after treatment.
- The use of tanning cream must be discontinued two weeks before treatment.
- Please thoroughly shave the area with a bladed razor (not electric trimmers) the evening before your treatment or first thing in the morning on the day with your treatment. If you arrive with the area unshaved or poorly shaven we will not be able to perform your treatment and therefore you will lose one session of your total treatment course. Skin must be stubble free and smooth otherwise the treatment will be at greater risk of causing burns.
- For Facial Laser Hair Removal you must arrive without make-up or arrive early enough to remove your own make-up on site on time before your appointment.
- If you are having your fingers or toes treated, please ensure you are not wearing any nail polish.
- Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. The client and the operator will wear protective eyewear during the procedure.
- Immediately after treatment, there may be redness, swelling and in very rare cases mild blistering at the treatment area, which may feel like mild sunburn. These are normal skin reactions to this treatment.
- The application of iced water during the first few hours after treatment will reduce any discomfort.
- The application of aloe vera gel/creame recommended.
- Make-up may be used immediately after the treatment unless there is epidermal blistering.
- Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation or darker pigmentation. Use sunscreen SPF 30 or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment.
- Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal treatment methods (waxing, electrolysis or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle at the treatment area throughout your laser course. Shaving or depilatories may be used.
- Hair regrowth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair growth will not occur for AT LEAST three weeks after treatment.
- Anywhere from 5-19 days after the treatment, shedding of the surface hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. This is NOT new hair growth. You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth or Loofa sponge.
- After the underarms are treated, use a powder, instead of deodorant, for 48 hours after the treatment to reduce skin irritation.
- Photosensitive Medications
- Lupus Disease
- Roaccutane (in the last 6 months)
- History of cancer (in particular skin cancer)
- Melasma (Applicable if treating facial)
- Diabetes Type 1 Disease / Diabetes Disease Insulin Dependent
- Psoriasis/Eczema (on area wishing to be treated)
- Keloid Scars
- Auto - Immune Diseases