Who Can Be Treated

With the appropriate laser technology all skin types can be treated safely. Asian and Black skin can be particularly at risk of side-effects if treated with IPL or the wrong type of laser for these skin types. That is why we use the Nd:YAG to treat dark skin types, which is the safest laser to treat them and Diode for light skin types which gives the best results

How Many Treatments are Needed

The number of sessions varies from person to person depending on their skin type, hair color, thickness of the hair, hormonal imbalances and the area of the body to be treated. The exact number cannot be predicted precisely for any patient. However, most people require around 6 to 8 treatments, once every 6 weeks for the body and every 4 weeks for the face.

Why Are Multiple Session Needed

Because the laser affects the hair when it is in active growth (the anagen phase) and not every hair is in this phase at any one time. Anywhere from 30% to 90% of the hair on the body is in the anagen phase at any one time, depending on the part of the body. 60% to 90% of the hair in the anagen phase is damaged after each session.

Is it Painful

It is virtually painless. The sensation is often described as a mild stinging, but the levels of sensitivity vary between people and skin areas. Cold air is blown during the procedure to cool and numb the skin, removing the need for any anaesthetic (though this can be used if required) feeling little to no discomfort.

What Happens After Treatment

Redness, goose bumps and sensitivity in the area treated are completely normal and generally settle down within 24 hours. A few days after the treatment the hair will start to grow back. You can shave after 4 days. Within the next 2 to 3 weeks the hair that was damaged by the laser will fall out. Over a course of treatments the hair growth will slow, becoming thinner and patchier. Protecting your skin from the sun is essential

Is the Laser Safe

Yes, laser hair removal is totally safe. There is an extremely low risk of complications when experienced practitioners operate the correct laser for the skin type.

Are the Results Permanent 

Yes. Around 80-95% of targeted hair is permanently removed after the recommended course of treatments and the hair that is left is much finer and lighter in color - Guaranteed Results

Doest Laser Hair Removal Cause Cancer

Laser hair removal uses infrared light. This produces intense heat but does not cause DNA damage within the skin cells. It is therefore extremely unlikely to cause cell mutation

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal 

All skin types can be treated with our latest medical lasers but the perfect candidate has dark hair and light skin. Dark or tanned skin with dark hair can also be treated using the Nd:YAG. White hair and light blond hair respond poorly to laser therapy.

Who is not a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal

  • Patients taking Accutane or who have been taking Accutane for the past 6-12 months.
  • Patients who are on regular daily antibiotics.
  • Anyone who is pregnant or planning on immediately becoming pregnant.
  • Anyone who is very tanned (fake or real) or who is sunburnt.
  • Patients with a history of cold sores to the treatment area should start taking an anti-viral medication one day before treatment and for 3 days after.