Hair reduction for a smooth Summer

Permanent hair reduction can take on average 6-9 treatments to take effect so it’s important to take this into consideration if you have a date you’d like the treatment to be completed by.

The current most popular methods of hair reduction are shaving and waxing, which although undeniably effective, require constant maintenance and can have negative side effects such as ingrown hairs and broken skin.

Laser Hair removal aims to offer a permanent solution to unwanted hair by collapsing the hair follicles so that hair can no longer grow.

How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The light beam of the laser is converted to heat energy as it passes through the skin. The dark pigment of the hair absorbs this energy and as it travels down to the follicle it collapses the follicle preventing further hair growth.

What do I need to think about and do before treatment?

In the weeks/months before treatment:

  1. Steer clear of the sun.

In the month lead up to your treatment you need to be mindful of sun exposure. You cannot receive treatment if you are tanned or sunburned. Sun beds and spray tans are also off the cards before treatment.

  1. Stop waxing.

Laser hair removal requires the pigment in the hair to reach the follicle, this means you can’t wax before treatment.

In the days before treatment:

  1. Getting ready for treatment.

The day before your treatment you’ll need to remove the hair in the treatment area by shaving.

What does the treatment feel like?

The majority of our clients find this treatment mildly uncomfortable, but not too severe. You will feel the warmth from the laser during the treatment and when the laser fires it feels like a flick against the skin. Some clients liken it to the sensation of a rubber band being flicked against the skin, however this sensation only lasts during the treatment.

How long does it take to work?

Laser hair removal is a real commitment; on average it takes 6-9 treatments, which have to be spaced out according to your hair growth cycle (every 4-6 weeks) so this is not a quick fix.

Side effects and aftercare

You might experience some redness after treatment, which is a common side effect and should only lasts a few hours straight after treatment. There is no downtime, so you can go about your day-to-day life straight after.

Immediately after treatment, we recommend you avoid activities such hot baths, saunas and exercise) that create excess body heat.

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072.

Laser Hair Removal – FAQ Special

Why is laser a good option for hair removal?

Lasers offer a long lasting and even sometimes permanent solution to dark unwanted hair. Traditional hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, tweezing, threading and epilating provide only temporary results.

How do lasers remove hair?

The laser emits a specially configured light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle (hence why dark hair work best as it absorbs the light more easily). The light is converted to heat energy, which collapses the hair follicle.

Is it painful?

The laser handpiece has a contact cooling system built in which helps to eliviate discomfort during treatment. Clients liken the feeling of the laser to repeated light flicks, however, many say that it is less painful than waxing, electrolysis and tweezing.

What areas of the body can be treated?

Our hair removal lasers can treat nearly any area of the body except for the area immediately on or around the eye.

How long does a treatment take?

This depends on individual and the size of the treatment area. As a general rule, legs and backs take an hour to an hour and a half, while the upper lip or chin may require 15 minutes to half an hour.

How many treatments will I need?

Hair grows in cycles, can only be treated with laser in the actively growing period of the cylce. This means we have to wait for this part of the cycle to come around before treatment. Treatments are spaced out over the cycle, with each treatment reducing overall hair growth. Each individual is unique in terms of number of treatments needed, but a good average is around 8-10 treatments, although please note that some people needed less and some more.

If you’d like to find out more about hair removal at Snowberry Lane Clinic, please give us a call on 01225 700072.