Laser Hair Removal London Treatments
Laser hair removal is the deliberate removal of body hair using the technology of laser. Hair generally grows all over the human body, some fine and barely noticeable, with other areas having thicker, more prominent hair.
Benefits of laser hair removal mean that you will see less time spent worrying about unwanted stubborn hairs, smoother skin, reduction in ingrown hairs, reduction razor rashes, reduction of pigmentation from other hair removal methods.
Laser hair removal works by using laser light pulses to selectively destroy hair follicles by targeting the melanin (colour) in them. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser’s light pulse, which damages the follicle enough to significantly retard hair regrowth. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the hair follicle whilst the surrounding tissue remains unaffected.
Because lasers can only target hairs that are actively growing (anagen phase) and hair follicles will be at different growth stages at one time. You should expect to undergo multiple laser hair removal treatments. But you won’t have to wait long to see results. A few weeks after a laser hair removal session, you’ll notice that your unwanted hair has become sparser and finer, your skin smoother, and your pores less visible.
Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types, because laser pulses target the melanin within the hair follicle, people with coarse, dark hair and light skin respond best to treatment but dark-haired, dark-skinned individuals, as well as those with light hair and skin, can still achieve the same desired effects with the Nd:YAG hair removal laser used at Pulse Light Clinic. That’s because the Nd:YAG laser has a longer wavelength and better pigment selectivity than other lasers used for hair removal. It can more precisely penetrate hair follicles, leaving the surrounding skin tissue undamaged. This energy damages and goes on to destroy the hair follicle, thus stopping the follicle from producing further hair.
Following a laser hair removal treatment, the dead hair needs to come through the skin. It is pushed through and then shed after one to three weeks. During this period the hairs will seem to grow as the new skin pushes them out. 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.
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.
Over the past 18 years Pulse Light Clinic has acquired vast experience in the use of lasers for hair removal (from IPL to Diode lasers and many others) and to date, the best laser for hair removal on light skin is the GentleLase and the best laser for hair removal on dark skin is the GentleYag but dark-haired, dark-skinned individuals, as well as those with light hair and skin, can still achieve the same desired effects with the Nd:YAG laser.
Pulse Light Clinic laser hair removal systems are state of the art machines provided by one of the top leading global non-surgical aesthetics company. Pulse Light Clinic is one of the largest owners of Candela technology in the UK. 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 Nd:YAG lasers.
Pulse Light Clinic conducts a 48 hour skin test typically at the consultation, in order for you to have an idea of what the laser feels like and also to decide if the laser and chosen laser settings are appropriate for your skin at that time. If the skin/patch test does not react you are able to have treatment from as early as 48 hours later!
* results may vary from person to person
If you would like to find to watch further laser hair removal videos, please visit our videos page to learn more about ingrown hairs, excessive hair growth, and suitability for all skin types.