What is it?
Laser Hair Removal is a process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.
How does it work?
The laser emits energy which is absorbed by melanin in the hair. If in the right stage of growth, this causes the hair follicle to overheat and damages the bulb, preventing re-growth. This is know as photothermolysis.
What happens during treatment?
Gel is applied before the laser head is passed over the area being treated, shooting light pulses to destroy the follicle. The treatment is virtually painless and is suitable for a wide variety of hair and skin types.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime associated with this non-invasive procedure.
What results will i see?
The treatment is FDA approved to give permanent hair reduction of up to 90%. The darker your unwanted hair, the better it draws the energy of the laser beam t it, giving greater hair reduction. Expected results will be discussed in your consultation.
What areas can be treated?
Laser hair removal is the most successful long term solution to unwanted body hair. We offer treatments for men and women with both light and darker skin with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
One of our highly trained laser Aestheticians will assess your skin and problem hair before devising you a personal treatment plan to allow us to establish the correct laser treatment for your skin.
Laser hair removal is available for the following areas:
- Bikini Line
1. How many treatments will I need?
The hair alternates between periods of growth (anagen) and no growth (telogen). The transition between the two periods is characterized by an interruption in bulb cell proliferation and by a widening of the terminal part of the hair root, which is anchored to the walls of the follicle; this intermediate phase is called catagen. In humans, the phases of different hair growth are not synchronized, i.e. each hair is in a different phase of growth. During a hair removal session, all the hairs are targeted, with no way of knowing in which phase of growth they are. That means that, in a certain area, only a specific percentage of hair reacts to the laser treatment, i.e. only hairs in anagen phase. Therefore, a series of laser sessions is always necessary. How many sessions are needed varies on a case by case basis and depends upon hair and skin type as well as on genetic predisposition. Normally, six to ten sessions per area are needed in order to reach hair reduction of up to 90%.
2. What kind of results should I expect?
The scientific literature shows that, 12 months following the end of treatment, the effects with latest generation lasers are very good. It can be microscopically proven that the hair follicles have definitely been damaged. Depending on genetics and hormonal changes fresh up treatments can be necessary.
3. Can all hair be treated?
Since the laser beam targets the pigments contained in the hair, all pigmented hair will react very well to treatment. Hair from very dark to dark blond can be treated effectively, while white or grey hair will not respond to the treatment. In general, the darker the hair, the better the absorption and therefore the better the results.
4. How much time between treatments is there?
The treatments are normally performed with an interval of four to eight weeks, when definite hair growth is noticeable.