WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a highly concentrated beam of laser light to remove unwanted hair. The laser light energy, which is adjusted to a wavelength to suit your skin type, is absorbed by the pigment melanin in the hair and converted to heat. The procedure damages the hair follicle sacs that produce hairs, inhibiting or reducing future hair growth.
PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION
Laser hair removal offers a permanent reduction of up to 90%. Any hair that does grow back will be finer, lighter and softer.
Laser hair removal saves you money. The average amount women spend on waxing in their lifetime is £17,000. When you compare laser to the price of waxing and shaving, it is significantly more cost-effective in the long term.
SILKY SMOOTH SKIN
Shaving and waxing can irritate the skin. Laser hair removal In the long term, will give you silky smooth skin and no longer having to repeatedly remove hair will prevent ongoing irritation.
BYE BYE TO INGROWN HAIR
Laser hair removal kills the follicle, stopping new hairs growing and therefore preventing ingrown hairs. It’s a lasting treatment, so you should be free from ingrown hair for years to come.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Having excess hair can often be uncomfortable and in time can reduce an individuals self-confidence. Many people resort to either shaving, threading or waxing in order to get rid of unwanted hair, however these methods become monotonous, difficult and painful, leaving the hair to grow back quicker and thicker than before. At Skinlogica our laser hair removal treatment offers patients in and around South West London a permanent reduction to unwanted hair, which in the long run saves you both time and money.
FREE 30 MIN LASER CONSULTATION & LASER PATCH TEST
A laser hair removal treatment begins with a free consultation to discuss the treatment, your area of conceren and your medical history. During your thirty minute consultation, we will also carry out a laser patch test to ensure there is no adverse reaction. We will also discuss the length of treatment required and the options available to you. The free consultation is your opportunity to ask as many questions about laser hair removal.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE?
The Fitzpatrick Skin Type is a skin classification system created in 1975 by Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD. There are six skin phototypes, going from light to dark. Individuals with skin types I and II face the highest risk of developing skin cancer, while types V and VI are at the lowest risk as they have more pigmentation which gives natural protection from the sun. However, people with darker skin can still get skin cancer. Everyone, regardless of skin type, should practice a complete sun protection strategy and have regular skin exams with a dermatologist.
WHY CHOOSE SKINLOGICA
Fully licensed, insured and regulated by the local authority
Expert practitioners and industry experts,
FDA & CE approved gold standard laser technology for all skin colour
0% finace available on packages
Free no obligation consultation and laser patch test
Trusted, friendly, professional and reliable
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Following a laser hair removal procedure, hairs do not fall out immediately. The hair is shed over a period of days to weeks. Because hair growth and loss naturally occurs in a cycle, to you this may look like continued hair growth. But don.t worry its’s a natural process. This is why 6 to eight treatments are necessary to treat hair follicles in the new-growth stage usually 4 to 6 weeks.
Results vary significantly patient to patient and are difficult to predict as there are alot of human factors involved. Most people experience amazing results. Please remember laser hair removal is a treatment for laser hair reduction and not permanent hair removal. Don’t let a clinic fool you into beliveing it is permanent hair removal.
When the hair regrows, it’s usually finer and lighter in color. You might need annual maintenance laser treatments for long-term maintenance.
If you decide that laser hair removal is a treatment you would like to undergo, do your research. Choose a doctor or practioner who’s certified insured and registed with the relevant authorites for laser, dermatology or cosmetic surgery and has experience with laser hair removal treatments. Please be cautious of which laser techology is to be used. Not all techology is the same and suitable for all skin types. Try and avoid places that offer huge huge discounts, these places are like a cattle market and may not offer the level of personal service and after care required during a laser hair removal procedure. Skinlogica Laser Hair Removal and Aesthetic clinic has over 11 years experience with laser hair removal procedures, and all of the above is relevant, so you know you are in safe hands.
Once you have done your research and decide to take the next step, book a no obligation laser hair removal consultation with the laser practioner who will be carrying out the treatment, not just any member of the staff.
The laser practioner will cover the following:
- Review your medical history, including medication use, history of skin disorders or scarring, and past hair removal procedures
- Discuss risks, benefits and expectations, including what laser hair removal can and can’t do for you
- Take photos to be used for before-and-after assessments and long-term reviews
- Discuss the risks assoctiated with laser hair removal and how to minimise them
- Discuss how you should perpare for laser hair removal and the protocols
- Discuss the treatment plan with you and related costs and payment plans
- Carry out a patch test after you are happy to go ahead with laser hair removal.
During your consultation you will required to undertake a laser patch test. This will allow us to check whether your skin is suitable for laser hair removal. Our laser practitioner will examin the area to be treated, the thickness and colour of the hair to establish calculate the right settings for your treatment. A patch test will then be carried out with these settings. A test patch only takes a few minutes.
At Skinlogica our laser technology has tip cooling, which means the skin is cooled when the laser handpiece tip comes in contact with the skin. Along with the use of a laser cooling gel, you should experince an almost pain free treatment. Some patientss experience a mild prickling sensation, whilst most have a pain free experience. We like to guide our patients through each treatment, in order for them to feel as comfortable as possible duriing the laser session.
When it comes to laser hair removal, the laser can only target your hair pigment. So, as long as your hair is not red, white or grey, you should be a suitable candidate for our laser hair removal treatment. By booking a full laser consultation and laser patch test is the best way to find out more about your suitability.
Typically a course of 6 to 8 treatments sessions is required for successful hair reduction. However this is also dependent on your hair growth cycle and the thicknes of your hair.
Laser hair removal is a safe treatment as long as it is carried out in the right hands. However like any laser or cosmetic treatment risks of side effects are possible and vary with skin type, hair color, treatment plan and adherence to pre-treatment and post-treatment care. The most common side effects of laser hair removal include:
- Skin irritation. Temporary redness and swelling are possible after a laser hair removal session. Any signs and symptoms typically disappear within several hours.
- Pigment changes. Laser hair removal might darken or lighten the affected skin, usually temporarily. Skin lightening primarily affects those who don’t avoid sun exposure before or after treatment and those who have darker skin. Wearing a high factor sun block is an essential part of the treatment to avoid pigment changes.During your consultation the risks are explained to you, but we find that most patients experince no risk what so ever as long as they follow the after care procedures that are explained to you.