Laser Hair Removal London Treatments
At Pulse Light Clinic our most popular treatment is laser hair removal for both men and women. Using the latest laser technology we have treated over 35,000 clients in London alone.
With over 16 years of experience in Laser technology, trying and testing a multitude of lasers for the best results for all hair and skin types, we are very confident in the laser hair removal industry.
How Laser Removal Works
Laser hair removal uses an intense beam of light which selectively destroys the hair follicles by targeting the melanin (colour) in the hair and thereby destroying the root and blood flow to the hair at the base of the hair follicle.
The Alexandrite and Nd Yag lasers both damage the follicle enough to significantly reduce the hair regrowth, whilst leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. During the treatment you will feel a slight, hot pricking sensation in the area being treated, this is the heat hitting the hair root.
However, this is soothed by the cooling system attached to the laser which blows cool air, as cool as you prefer at the same time to make the session more comfortable. Following the treatment there may be slight redness and little bumps for a short time, this can be soothed by applying aloe vera gel as many times as needed (each treatment room has Aloe Vera for you to use post-treatment)!.
Laser Hair Removal Consultation
Before starting your laser hair removal journey, we will conduct a free consultation with one of our experienced and highly trained Consultants. During the consultation the consultant will explain the process to you, decides which laser will be used on appropriate settings, answer any questions you have and carries out a patch test on each area.
The skin test will ensure you are suitable for laser hair removal (95% are suitable) as well as give you an idea of how the treatment will feel. The laser Consultant will then advise you on the best course of treatments to achieve your goal, a minimum of 8 is usually recommended. Our FAQs section below covers many of the aspects covered in the consultation. Following the consultation, if you choose to go ahead you can start the treatment from as early as 48 hours later.
Following a laser hair removal treatment
The skin may be red immediately after the treatment and the hair follicles where the skin has been treated may be raised and bumpy, this usually subsides within a few hours but can take up to 48 hours for some clients. A very few people experience itching a few days later as the hair is pushed out.
Following a laser hair removal treatment, the hair growth slows considerably. It usually takes 2-3 weeks at which point the dead hair will fall out. New hair follicles will then grow which are usually less coarse. After the second laser treatment, depending on skin and hair type, the area can already begin to look patchy as certain hair follicles stop producing new hairs. After 4-6 treatments the hair should be significantly reduced and after 8 sessions we can achieve up to 90% reduction.
The main benefits of laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is the most effective method for achieving permanent reduction. After 6-8 sessions you can achieve up to 90% reduction. Compare this to a lifetime of shaving or waxing laser hair removal is an investment and more economical in the long run.
Laser is also extremely effective at treating ingrown hairs. After 2-4 sessions you will notice a significant if not complete removal of ingrown hairs. The bumps, redness and skin pigmentation caused by in-growns will also clear up as leaving the skin healthier and smoother.
Laser hair removal practitioners and safety
At Pulse Light Clinic London all of our practitioners are experienced and are certified in level 4 laser safety training. Many of our practitioners have over a decade of experience treating clients of all skin types. A skin test is always carried out prior to starting treatment in any area, this is to ensure your skin is suitable. All of our technicians are female and have seen many clients over the years and understand the sensitivity some clients may feel regarding certain areas of the body. However all of our technicians have a lot of experience and will ensure to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
Pulse Light Clinic laser hair removal systems
At Pulse Light Clinic we use the Gentle Max Pro by Syneron Candela which is the state of the art in laser technology. We are constantly updating our equipment as it comes on to the market ensuring customers are receiving the safest and fastest laser hair removal technology currently available. Syneron- Candela technology allows Pulse Light Clinic to treat all skin types safely using the Alexandrite and NdYag lasers. These lasers allow treatment of Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, Arab, Mixed race, Black Caribbean, Black African skin types.
Laser Hair Removal Pre and After Care Instructions
To find out about pre and aftercare instructions, please click here
Laser hair removal near me
Pulse Light Clinic has 3 laser hair removal clinics in London, two in the heart of the city, within a few minutes from Monument and Bank stations and one clinic on Tottenham Court Rd.
* results may vary from person to person