Smooth skin that makes your fingers glide over giving the ability to wear certain clothing is every woman’s dream. Laser hair removal is a noninvasive and convenient method for permanently reducing/removing unwanted facial or body hair making life simpler. It is also known as light based hair removal or laser hair reduction, it leaves the skin looking smoother and silkier than waxing, electrolysis, depilation or razors. It is a gentle technique that causes permanent hair reduction effectively, with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
How is a laser hair removal procedure performed?
Most salons use a low-energy laser beam that is personalized as per the client’s skin color and to the color, thickness, and location of the hair that is to be removed. Before the actual treatment begins a test is conducted A low-energy laser beam passes through the skin which will be absorbed by the pigment of a percentage of the active-growth hair follicles. This area will be observed to make sure that the settings are correct and to check for any adverse reactions to treatment.
If the test proves successful, the low-energy laser beam is then systematically directed spot-by-spot to the areas to be treated, instantly and permanently disabling the active-growth hair follicles with each treatment. Hair follicles that are in a dormant phase have no effect of the laser.
Pregnancy, burns (on areas to be treated), cancer, vitiligo (on areas to be treated), hormonal imbalances affecting hair growth (polycystic ovaries/thyroid), epilepsy, shingles, keloid scars, melanoma/moles.
Post treatment clients are advised to avoid any heat treatments e.g sauna, steam and gym as this will cause extra sensitivity to the treated area. No waxing, tweezing, epilation or any stimulation to the root. Aloe vera can be applied to soothe the skin. No exposure to sunlight and you are advised to wear SPF 50 at all times.
Want gorgeous hair free skin instantly? Choose our waxing treatment carried out by our amazing team of beauty therapists who have been waxing skin for decades. This semi permanent hair removal treatment will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth in no time as it works by removing the hair from the root. Not only does it exfoliate the skin removing the layer of dead skin cells, it also enables hair regrowth to be much finer and sparse meaning treatments become less painful and less frequent. We provide wax treatments for both men and women.
If you are choosing semi permanent hair removal then waxing is far superior to shaving, hair removal creams and epilation since it it gives smoother longer lasting results than all other forms and is less painful in comparison to epilation. We also offer hot wax treatments (£5 surcharge) which is virtually pain free and very effective for sensitive areas and first timers.
Summary of your treatment
10-60 minutes estimated depending on treatment area
Hair should be at least a ¼ inch long. Refrain from shaving at least 2 weeks before waxing. Do not tan the areas 1-2 days before treatment. If you are getting any bikini areas waxed, you should wear cotton underwear to prevent irritation. Don’t consume alcohol or large amounts of caffeine 8 hours before treatment as this can cause the pores to tighten which can make the treatment uncomfortable.
Bumps and redness post waxing is common and will gradually reduce a few hours to 1 day after treatment. You may feel itchiness after, please do not scratch as this may cause further irritation because you skin is especially sensitive. Hair grows in different cycles, meaning some hairs will grow back faster than others so after your first wax you should wax every 3-4 weeks until the hair grows slower and refrain from using other methods of hair removal as this can make you susceptible to itchiness and ingrown hairs as well as hair growing thicker which can make subsequent waxes more painful. Do not rub the waxed areas 1-2 days after treatment as the follicles will be open which can cause further irritation. You may tan 1-2 days after treatment as you are more susceptible to sun damage during this period. Exfoliating the skin regularly after 2 days post treatment can help prevent ingrown hairs.