Laser Hair Removal Birmingham
Laser Hair Removal Halesowen in Birmingham
We are pleased to be able to offer professional laser hair removal in Halesowen in Birmingham. A permanent way to remove hair from all areas across your body.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by focusing the laser light on localised areas, targeting the melanin in the skin which is the key to follicle growth. Using a wavelength of 808nm, the laser prevents the hair from developing inside the follicle, without affecting the skin around the follicle. Laser treatment destroys hair follicles, which disrupts the hair growth
Permanent Laser Hair Removal
Common areas which are treated are the face, chest, legs, arms, underarms and bikini line. It is great for women with excessive hair growth who suffer from PCOS or menopause. Laser hair removal is safe, but there can be occasional side effects, such as pain and discomfort, and red skin that may last for a few hours up to a few days.
Unlike electrolysis, in which each individual hair is targetted, laser hair removal can cover larger areas of skin simultaneously, making every treatment cost-effective, quick and efficient. However, care must be taken when using the machine to ensure other areas of skin remain undamaged.
Across the body, hair goes through several stages, and only the hairs in the growth phase – Anagen, can be affected by the laser. The other two phases – Catagen and Telogen, remain undamaged by the light as the hairs are unattached to the dermal base cells. You’ll need regular sessions to keep hair from regrowing. How many sessions are needed varies for each person. Typically, you may need 6 sessions for the face every 4 weeks and for the body 12 sessions every 6 weeks. Each session may take between 15 minutes to over an hour depending on the area treated.
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BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT
Avoid any Tanning products or severe sun exposure to sunlight for 4 weeks.
Avoid plucking, wax or electrolysis for at least 6 weeks.
Any hair in the treated area should be shaved 2 days before your appointment.
ON THE DAY
On the day, you’ll wear specially designed goggles to protect your eyes.
A cool gel is applied to the area of the skin. Then press a handheld device to your skin and trigger the laser.
This will feel cold as it has a cooling mechanism and you may feel a tingling sensation like an elastic band snapping at your skin.
You may experience some redness, a mild sunburn sensation which may last a few hours to a few days.
Avoid direct sunlight.
Regardless of the weather, use sunscreen (minimum SPF30) for at least 4-6 weeks.
Keep the treatment area clean and dry for the next several days. Avoid heat, for the first 2-3 days use cool water when you shower or bathe.
Do not scrub or exfoliate the area, avoid any chemical peels and microdermabrasion for 7 days.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Lazer hair removal area’s which are treatable are as follows:
- Upper Lip
- Eyebrows – between and above
- Jawline and Cheeks
- Bikini Line
- Arm Pit
- Nipple area
- Legs – Thighs and Calves
The treatment is great for women with excessive hair growth who suffer from PCOS or Menopause.
WHAT ARE YOUR LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRICES?
Upper lip …… £25
Chin …… £40
Lip & Chin …… £50
Eyebrows (between & above) ….. £25
Ears …… £25
Jawline or cheeks ….. £45
Full face (lip, chin, cheeks & jawline) £125
Back ….. £155
Shoulders ….. £75
Shoulders & back of neck ….. £100
Back & Shoulders …. £210
Lower back ….. £125
Buttocks ….. £90
Underarm ….. £55
Half arm …. £70
Underarm & bikini ….. £80
Chest ….. £95
Abdomen ….. £70
Chest & abdomen £165
Bikini line ….. £55
Brazilian ….. £65
Hollywood ….. £85
Nipple area …..£30
Lower legs …..£115
Thighs ….. £120
Full leg ….. £180
Fill body excl. Face ….. £510
Full Body incl. Face ….. £595
30% off when you buy a course of 6 laser hair removal sessions
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT?
Laser hair removal is considered semi-permanent. Its effectiveness is dependent on the individual skin character, and the number of treatment sessions, and you can enjoy little to no growth for at least six months. Generally, most hair regrowth is usually finer and lighter in colour, the main reason why laser hair removal is a hugely popular treatment amongst both men and women.
WHAT LASER HAIR REMOVAL MACHINE DO YOU USE ?
Using the latest technology, the NU TRILAZE PLUS Contains three laser machines on one platform – Alexandrite 755nm, Nd:YAG 1064nm, and Diode 808nm, the Nu TriLaze Plus requires minimal maintenance and offers advanced safety levels.
Fluence – it’s one of the most powerful lasers on the market
Frequency – it’s super fast
Skin type – it can target all skin types efficiently
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment that creates the colour in the hair – melanin, deep in the hair follicle. Light is sent from the machine’s handpiece into the hair follicle, harming it and eliminating the hair root, stopping any further growth. Afterwards, the hair, now without a root to anchor it in the follicle, will fall out, leaving silky smooth, stubble-free skin.
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PAINFUL?
Laser hair removal can be slightly uncomfortable depending on the area of the body. The skin on our face can be quite sensitive and treatment here may be uncomfortable. Many people report that it feels like being lightly flicked with an elastic band and afterwards the sensation is similar to a mild sunburn. On skin that is less sensitive, such as legs and arms, people often mention a tingling feeling.
The Nu TriLaze Plus from British Institute of Lasers uses cutting edge SuperCool™ technology, allowing larger areas to be treated in one session, saving time and money.
SHOULD I SHAVE BEFORE THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT?
Because the laser targets hair it is important that there is a little hair growth for the laser light to travel down into the hair follicle. The shorter the hair, however, the less energy is depleted, meaning that the laser is strong enough to cause sufficient damage when it reaches the follicle.
Wax and depilatory creams work by either pulling the hair out of the follicle or dissolving the hair and root, leaving nothing for the laser to travel down, rendering the treatment pointless. A razor is ideal, though, as it leaves stubble behind.
CAN I GO IN THE SUN BEFORE AND AFTER LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT?
It is advised that you avoid sun exposure for approximately four weeks before your laser hair removal treatment, this includes the tanning bed. Cover-up, or use a broad spectrum protection cream with a high SPF to ensure your skin isn’t damaged by the sun. Lasers can seriously aggravate sunburn, if your skin is trying to recover from sunburn at the same time, it can take much longer to return to full health.
Most customers will schedule their hair removal for the winter months, meaning they will have beautifully smooth skin for the summer season.Wax and depilatory creams work by either pulling the hair out of the follicle or dissolving the hair and root, leaving nothing for the laser to travel down, rendering the treatment pointless. A razor is ideal, though, as it leaves stubble behind.
HOW MANY SESSIONS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL WILL I NEED?
To achieve optimum results it can take several laser sessions.
To achieve the best effect, the laser needs to be applied during the growing phase. However, only a proportion of your body hair is in anagen at the same time, we recommend that you return in four weeks for another session once the remaining hair has moved into the growth phase. Every individual’s hair is distinct, affecting the number of sessions needed, depending on the thickness and darkness of the hair follicle.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
It may also not be suitable for everyone, including pregnant women and people with certain skin types. We will carry out a full consultation with a patch test which needs to be done at least 48 hours before your first session.
ARE THERE ANY POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
You may experience some redness, a mild sunburn sensation that may last a few hours to a few days after treatment.
Very rarely the effects of laser treatment can sometimes show up as :
• pain, discomfort, or tenderness
• red skin that may last for some time
• crusting, blistering, bruising, or swelling of your skin
• lightening or darkening of your skin
• burns from the laser’s heat
• bacterial infections
There’s no evidence to suggest that laser hair removal causes skin cancer.
WHAT AFTERCARE IS RECOMMENDED AFTER LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Avoid hot showers, sauna’s, steam rooms and applying deodorant because your skin will feel very sensitive for around 24 to 48 hours after the laser hair removal. If you do shower in this timeframe keep the temperature lukewarm and gently pat yourself dry afterwards. Do not rub as this can cause your skin to become sore. Please also avoid products that contain perfume or other skin irritants.