Understanding Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic, medical procedure that offers excellent results in permanent hair reduction for many areas of body hair. At Epilium & Skin clinic, we use the very best laser technology to treat all skin types (from light to dark) to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is clinically proven to leave you with hair free skin.
How does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Our advanced, medical class IV lasers produce a light beam at a specific wavelength which targets the melanin pigment of the hair. The melanin then absorbs this energy and converts it into heat. As a result the heat destroys the hair follicle and removes the hair permanently. The more melanin, the more effective the laser will be.
Once the hair follicle has been destroyed, it is almost impossible for future growth to take place. 80-95% of hair is removed during the treatment, although this can depend on the patient’s age and the area being treated. It is worth noting that in 10% of cases, the treatment may not work, even if patients show a good indication for treatment.
Laser treatment for body and face hair is safe and effective. It is a wonderful, long-term alternative for women who are frustrated or experience problems with traditional shaving.
Will It Hurt?
Laser hair removal is NOT really a painful procedure. Most of our clients report that it is much less painful than waxing. Your experience can depend on how large the area of treatment is, and the duration of the session. Most sessions last only a few minutes. As the machine works it blows cool air on the treatment area to reduce the pain. If it happens that you find yourself experiencing pain your clinician will be able to reduce the intensity of the laser. You can also use a anesthetic cream on the target area.
How Many Sessions are Necessary for the Treatment to be Effective?
Often patients see the effects of the treatment after the very first session. However, to achieve the full effects you are looking for you may need multiple sessions. We generally recommend 5-7 treatments to effectively remove all hair. Laser hair removal works on actively growing hair, therefore continual treatment is necessary to remove new hair growth.
We recommend you make an appointment for a consultation at our clinic to accurately determine the number of sessions needed to achieve the results you are looking for.
Free Consultation at Epilium & Skin London
Our professional clinicians are available to provide consultations in our laser hair center to answer any questions you might have. Your first consultation is free of charge. All consultations are tailored to the individual. Our technicians will study your skin and hair and will prepare a personalized treatment plan based on your needs.
We have many affordable prices packages to accommodate any budget. Make an appointment today by clicking the button on the top right corner of this page. We hope to see you soon.