Laser Hair Removal for All Skin Types
At Epilium & Skin we offer a free consultation and laser hair removal patch test no matter your skin type. We can expertly serve clients with white, brown, black, olive, African, Indian, or Asian skin. All are welcome!
What Skin Type am I?
If you’re not sure exactly what skin type you are, that’s okay! One of our trained hair removal professionals will determine which treatment is right for you according to the industry-standard Fitzpatrick chart. This is a scientific skin type classification based on skin, eye and hair color, combined with your skin’s reaction to the sun. This scale goes from I to VI for skin without a tan.
Our experts will conduct a full examination of your skin and recommend a personalised treatment program based on your skin type. Most importantly, they will determine which of the different laser devices is appropriate for your skin.
Our London Clinic has the technical resources to match you with the right laser machine. We use the latest Class IV medical laser machines, the best in terms of safety. We use Nd:YAG and Alexandrite Lasers which are safe, effective and adapted to all skin pigments. Each of these lasers have different specifications and are built precisely to treat different skin types. Choosing the right machine can make all the difference.
The Alexandrite Laser for Clear Skin Tones
This laser is tuned to a specific wavelength which produces a red light. This is the color which is best absorbed by the pigment of the hair. It is very effective on dark hair with lots of melanin and skin photo types I to IV according to the Fitzpatrick chart. These lasers allow a comfortable treatment due to their integrated cooling system which removes the excess heat produced by the laser.
The Nd:YAG Laser for Dark Skin Tones
The Nd:YAG laser is better for darker skin types. The Nd:YAG emits a wavelength that is hardly absorbed by melanin in the skin. However, it is effective on the melanin in the hair and effectively destroys the bulb without creating skin damage. Coupled with it’s skin cooling system, treatment is comfortable, and the skin is protected.
Gentle and Safe
Using these new generations of lasers, treatments are possible across the whole spectrum of skin tone and colouring. We will ensure that no matter what, there will be no risk of burns during the permanent hair removal treatment. And, of course, all our equipment is suitable for sensitive skin. Make an appointment today by clicking the button on the top right corner of this page to find out what treatment is right for you and your hair removal goals.