LASER HAIR REMOVAL

HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK

Laser hair removal works by passing a light beam through the unwanted hair area which is then absorbed by melanin (colour within the hair). This generates heat, which damages the blood supply feeding the hair and disabling the hair forming cells. If the hair follicle does not contain any pigment, the laser will not target it. In other words, if hair is grey, white, blonde or red, laser hair removal will be ineffective.

DOES IT HURT

We use the Cutera excel HR system which is considered the gold standard in laser technology and is FDA approved. The laser contains a triple sapphire cooling tip to cool before, during and after each pulse to ensure high comfort for all laser hair removal treatments. It is the least painful laser on the market. 

IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL SAFE FOR MY SKIN

Yes, the excel HR combines a high-power 755nm Alexandrite laser and Cutera’s proven long-pulse 1064nm Nd-YAG laser for safe, effective high-volume hair removal on all skin types even tanned.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WOULD I NEED

Most laser hair removal patients are advised to undergo at 6 treatment sessions, spaced apart every 6-8 weeks to target follicles during the growing stage. With Cutera Excel HR technology, virtually every patient – no matter their skin or hair type – can achieve long lasting removal results for unwanted hair. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair removal has many benefit. Not only will you avoid having to deal with painful tweezing, waxing or cuts from shaving, but you can rest assured the once your laser hair removal treatments are complete, you will also save an incredible amount of time not having to worry about hair removal ever again.

Clients who suffer from ingrown hair or skin discolouration related to coarse hair, will also be happy to know that one of the most effective ways to target concerns is laser hair removal.

DO I NEED A SKIN PATCH TEST

Yes, once your practitioner has deemed you the right candidate for laser hair removal you will require by UK law to have a patch test. This is a few shots of the laser in the area to be treated. You will then need to wait 24-48 hours to have the full procedure