Laser Hair Removal London
If you are done with plucking, tweezing, waxing and shaving to remove your unwanted hair, then try a more permanent method. Laser Hair Removal is one of the most sought-after treatments for permanent silky smooth skin. With no recovery time and almost instant results that last longer. With the precision targeting, you can now remove unwanted hair from almost every part of your body.
Laser Hair Removal London - The Process
Step 1. Free Initial Consultation
At your free consultation, your professional practitioner will ask you about the results you want to achieve and go through a medical form.
They’ll assess your skin type for suitability, for either Alexandrite wavelength or the ND- Yag wavelength. Both methods provide long-lasting results for hair removal. Alexandrite is the Gold standard treatment for hair removal which goes to more depth and intensity to destroy the hair follicle, which means it’s more suitable for a light skin type.
ND- Yag wavelength can be more suitable for darker skin. Darker skins have a higher level of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour, so it absorbs light at a faster rate than light coloured skin.
Your practitioner will explain any risks and conduct a patch test on the treatment area. You’ll then need to wait 24 hours before starting your treatment, so we can make sure that you have not had an adverse reaction in the area we’ve tested.
If your patch test is satisfactory, you can book your next appointment, at which your practitioner will recommend a personalized treatment plan and, if you feel ready to go ahead, start the course of laser hair removal.
Remember You can discuss every aspect of your treatment with no obligation to go ahead. Our practitioners are extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you have.
Step 2. The process of the Treatment
On the day of your treatment, you’ll be able to go through any last-minute questions with your practitioner. They will ensure the treatment area is product free, clean and shaven.
You will the feel the ice cold air frm the Cryo Machine as we gliding the laser machine across the skin. You’ll feel a slight tingling – some patients have described it as a hot pinprick or stinging sensation – but it shouldn’t really be painful.
After they’ve finished your treatment, your practitioner will apply a cooling gel and then an SPF sunscreen to sooth and protect the treated area. Each treatment can take between 15 minutes and two hours, depending on the amount of hair being treated.
The underarm may take 15 minutes or less, legs 30 to 45 minutes, and the back 45 minutes to two hours. Our friendly, expert team will do everything they can to keep you comfortable throughout your course of treatments and ensure you’re free of problem hair and feeling great as soon as possible.
Step 3. Recovery
Recovery times vary after a laser hair removal session, but you should be able to leave the clinic as soon as your treatment has been completed and go about your normal day-to-day activities.
We just recommend that you avoid doing any activities or using products that could irritate the skin in the area where you’ve been treated. You should also try to stay out of the sun and apply SPF skin protection regularly.
Step 4. Aftercare
We believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as the treatment itself, so we’re here to support you.
We recommend you shave 4 days after the treatment has commenced to help pull out any hairs that may be stuck in the skin.
We recommend no saunas, swimming or gym activity for 24 hours post your laser treatment. If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can contact us on 0207 935 5777.
Effective treatment is usually achieved over a course of six to eight treatments. These will be spaced about four to six weeks apart and you’ll soon notice a reduction in hair growth after each treatment.
Once your treatment programme is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy smooth skin for many months. We recommend a top-up treatment once a year to ensure the area stays hair-free.
Q: How old do I have to be to have laser hair removal?
A: Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accomodated with a legal guardian in order to have the treatment.
Q: Can I have laser hair removal if I’m breastfeeding?
A: We advise our clients not to do the laiser hair removal when they are breastfeeding. However, when the first period returns from finishing breastfeeding we would be more than happy to have you back.
Q: Can I have laser hair removal if I’m pregnant?
A: If you are pregnant, we cannot treat you for laser hair removal. This is because of the lack of information about the effect on the fetus, and yours and your baby’s safety is our key concern.
Q: Will I need time to recover after treatments?
A: You may experience some reddening of the skin around where the hair used to be, which could last from a few minutes to 24 or 48 hours. For two days after each treatment, avoid exposure to the sun and don’t use the gym, saunas, steam rooms etc.
Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: We have the safest and most effective lasers which allow us to treat all skin types.
Q: Does laser hair removal hurt?
A: Our lasers treat the area with a cooling air to keep you feeling comfortable during your laser hair removal treatments. Our Lynton lasers have a chilled applicator and we also use a cooling gel to keep discomfort to a minimum.
Q: How is laser hair removal different from other treatments?
A: Laser hair removal requires a short-term commitment to achieve long-term results. Results are not instantaneous but once your treatments have been completed, you won’t have to think about regular hair removal again.
Q: What type of laser do you use?
A: At LaserLife, we use 2 different makes and models depending on your skin and hair type. These models are: Alexandrite (755nm) & ND YAG (1064nm). In your consultation, a hair assessment will be carried out to determine which laser will be best for your treatment to achieve the desired results safely and effectively.
*Special 50% discount offer for PCOS patients who regularly require laser hair removal . To avail this offer please produce a doctors note to confirm your condition.