Hair removal is time consuming and becomes part of our routine. There are several options to remove hair such as shaving, tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, threading, bleaching and/or using hair removal creams. Laser hair removal is a fast growing industry and offers a convenient way to remove unwanted hair quickly on small to larger areas. We have put together a list of the most popular questions asked by our customers.
Laser hair removal, your questions answered.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is hair reduction using smart wave technology. (SWT) This SWT sends a light down to the follicle where it heats up and destroys the hair and discourages new hair growth within the follicle.
How permanent is laser hair removal?
Permanent hair reduction of up to 95% which means new hair may appear eventually over time. However the regrowth will take longer to appear and the hair will be finer. Once you commence a treatment plan and complete your course you may require top up sessions once or twice every one or two years as a maintenance programme. Or the first course of treatments may be enough.
How many sessions are required?
Because hair grows in 3 stages and the cycles can vary from 4 to 12 weeks depending on what part of the body you are considering, we recommend between 6 – 8 sessions. Some clients experience a significant amount of hair reduction after a couple of treatments with an overall slower growth pattern.
How much does treatment cost?
Depending on the area being worked on and if you decide on paying as you go or opting for a treatment plan, prices start from as little as £35 for a single treatment. If you purchase a plan of 6 sessions you pay for 5 treatments and the 6th treatment is free. We provide offers throughout the year, check our website or call us for the latest offers.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
There are many benefits to laser hair removal, setting aside the success rate of up to 95% permanent hair reduction.
- No longer do you have to wait until your hair is a certain length, unlike waxing where the hair has to be a minimum of 2cm long. Should you need to shave between sessions so there is no visible sign of hair you have that option.
- The treatment is virtually pain free, many clients describe as a tingling sensation and some clients don’t feel any discomfort at all.
- No more skin rashes from daily shaving or bumps from ingrown hairs.
- Larger areas of the body can be worked on as the laser targets several follicles at once. A typical session of laser hair removal on both legs can take less than one hour.
Can everyone be treated?
Your hair colour will determine if you are suitable for laser hair removal. The treatment works best on dark hair and gives excellent results. Due to the pigment in the skin and hair, for blonde, red or grey hair the laser will not work.
Is there any pre or post treatment care?
Yes it is very important to adhere to these guidelines 30 days before and after treatment.
Pre and Post Treatment Care 30 days before treatment:
- Do not sunbathe or use sunbeds.
- Do not use self tanning lotions or creams.
Post Treatment Care
The area being treated will feel slightly warm afterwards and sometimes will be red and tender. These symptoms may appear immediately and can last a few days after treatment, this is normal and nothing to worry about. We recommend using Aloe Vera afterwards to reduce redness and you must wear a minimum of SPF30 to protect the skin from hyper-pigmentation and sensitivity if the area is exposed when you are outside.
After treatment we will advise you to exfoliate after 48 hours, this should be done 3 times a week for 3 weeks to encourage the dead roots to fall out.
Our highly skilled therapists have a wealth of knowledge and experience in laser hair removal. Why not allow them to talk you through the procedure and answer any further questions or concerns you may have. We are only a phone call away.