How does laser hair removal work?
Laser energy is emitted at a specific wavelength that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. This allows it to disable the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. In most cases, the follicle will not be able to produce another hair.
Am I suitable for laser hair removal?
As the laser energy is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle, the best results are produced on those patients that have lighter skin and darker hair. However, our laser hair removal practitioners are very experienced at treating patients with darker skin colour or light hair colour and can achieve fantastic results.
How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?
The amount of laser hair removal sessions you will require depend on your existing hair growth and the area you’re having treated. It can take up to six or eight sessions but results should then be long-lasting. The reason that it is not possible to achieve a permanent hair reduction in one session is that all hair follicles are in an individual growth pattern and it is only hair that is in the actively growing phase that contains a sufficient quantity of pigment to attract the laser energy required to disable the follicle. However, patients commonly experience a significant reduction in their hair growth from the very first session.
Is laser hair removal painful?
As many of the conventional methods of hair removal, including earlier laser hair removal devices, are quite painful this is a common question we get asked during the laser hair removal consultation. Our laser hair removal device incorporates a patented cooling system designed to keep the skin cool during treatment and minimise any discomfort. Every patient reacts different to the treatment, but the majority of our patients say there is a light pinching sensation as the laser energy is delivered into the skin.
What areas of the body can laser hair removal be performed?
Laser hair removal can be safely performed on any area of the face and body.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is fast becoming the number one choice for hair removal as it delivers an often permanent solution to unwanted hair with none of the drawbacks of other hair removal methods; long-lasting, pain-free, no downtime and no ingrown hairs, and more cost effective in the long term.