Laser hair reduction using Nd:YAG lasers are recognised as the GOLD standard in any form of hair reduction practice. With 65% to 95% permanent hair loss/reduction taking place between 6 and 12 treatments covering a 12 month period, our service stands high above the competition.
The service is also virtually painless because rather than using intense pulse light, our laser is more direct to your hair follicle thus reducing any pain sensation. Our clients advise us that on a scale of 1-10 the pain experience is around a level 2, which is one of the reasons they come back to us time and time again.
Unlike IPL hair reduction, Nd:YAG is a true laser service and can be performed on any skin type regardless of whether or not you have an active tan. We can treat all skin types and all hair colours (unlike IPL).
All of our treatments start from just £25 per treatment for a single area (both underarms count as a single area) with any additional area being a further £5 per treatment on top. Compare that to our competitors and you'll see we're super competitive. We can do this because we use our high powered - low pain laser to target smaller areas of the body saving us time and you money.
Imagine never having to worry about hair reduction again. This dream scenario is within reach with the use of Laser Hair reduction and it’s more popular than ever. Whilst it doesn’t prevent 100% of hair regrowth, you will notice a reduction of between 65% and 95%, which is a huge advantage when battling every day against the fuzz. So what is Laser Hair reduction and what are the benefits you could enjoy?
Very simply, the newer types of Laser Hair reduction machines (such as the Nd:YAG machines) treat individual hairs by focusing directly on the follicles. The laser beam heats the follicle and kills the root of the hair. Older hair reduction treatments, such as Intensive Pulse Light (IPL), were unpopular because of the pain level experienced by customers.
Thankfully, technology has moved on and the newer machines are very low in sensation for the customer. It has been reported that the treatment scores 2 out of 10 for discomfort, which is a big improvement on previous ones. Laser treatment is also suitable for any type of skin or hair colour too, unlike IPL. Many women (and men) feel it does make economic sense to try a different approach once they’ve taken account of the cost of monthly waxing.
For maximum benefits you should expect to book between 6 and 12 sessions over the course of a year. But depending on which phase of hair growth you have the treatment in, it may regrow and you will need further treatment. This is why you should plan a course of visits rather than just one or two.
Regrowth will be softer and finer each time it occurs and will be reduced by roughly 20% each time you have a treatment. You and your laser treatment practitioner can judge how many sessions are enough for you as an individual and you can book accordingly.
After your session the hair should begin to shed within one to three weeks and should be left to fall out naturally. Treatments need to be several weeks apart typically from three to eight. However, this varies according to the part of the body being treated.
Make sure you use a qualified laser technician for your treatment and preferably someone whose business has been established for some time. Normal side effects might be itching, redness or slight swelling. The side effects should not last more than two to three days. The only serious side effects reported have been skin discolouration and acne, but these are extremely rare.
Discuss any concerns you have with your laser technician, who will be able to talk them through with you. Remember that this treatment has been available since 1997 and is widely used now. Problems are rare.
Another advantage of laser treatment is that you can care for your skin a great deal more easily when there is no barrier. You can moisturise more effectively and the skin becomes smoother and clearer as a result. It’s liberating and time-saving to be free of the daily chore of shaving, or the expense and pain of monthly waxing. For those who have suffered for years from unsightly hair growth, it’s an effective solution.