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Laser/IPL Hair Removal

Why Laser Hair Removal?

Are you tired of shaving and waxing? Laser hair removal gives you smooth skin free from the embarrassment of unwanted hair.

Laser hair removal is a fast and easy procedure that removes unwanted hair in a flash. It is less painful than many other hair removal processes. The specialised intense light pulsates targeting the individual hair follicles without causing damage to your skin.

Understanding how Laser Hair Removal works.

Laser hair removal uses a highly concentrated beam of light that is directed at the individual hair follicles. The pigment, or the colour found in the hair, absorbs this light, which in turn damages the hair follicle so that it will no longer grow.

Your practitioner will specify the type and intensity of laser light used to treat your specific hair removal needs. These needs may include the thickness and colour of hair and the colour of your skin.

Who can receive Laser Hair Removal and which body areas can be treated?

Almost anyone can receive the wonderful benefits of laser hair removal. If you want to throw out your razors and say goodbye to waxing you should set up an appointment today. Anyone interested in laser hair removal should be aware that results vary from person to person.

The usual treatment areas include the legs, armpits upper lip, chin, and the bikini line. However, other areas can be treated, you can discuss your treatment options during your initial consultation.

What do I need to do before a laser treatment?

Patients are advised to refrain form tanning or sun exposure prior to a laser hair removal treatment. A tan can increase the possibility of adverse reactions to the laser – including blistering or skin discoloration. The laser used for this process is only effective when used on short, visible hair, so it is advised that you shave two to three days prior to your treatment session. Allowing some visible stubble will help to provide a better target so you should also avoid plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for a minimum of three weeks before a treatment.

When you arrive for you initial consultation it is important to discuss your medical history, any concerns you may have, and what areas of the body you wish to have treated. It is important to have a clear understanding of the treatment process so that you may be completely satisfied.

The Laser Hair Removal treatment process.

When arriving for a laser hair removal treatment session you will be asked to wear protective goggles to prevent accidental exposure of the laser light to your eyes. You may notice a stinging sensation as the laser is applied to the treatment area. Many patients describe this sensation as being similar to a rubber band snapping on the skin. During the treatment process you may also notice the smell of singed hair, this is completely normal it occurs as the hair absorbs the light.

Throughout your treatment session your practitioner will use a specially designed wand to help keep the area cool and keep you as comfortable as possible. The length of the session depends on the size of the area being treated.

What should I expect following a treatment session?

Immediately following a session you may notice redness or swelling for a few hours. Some patients experience stinging, this can last up to 48 hours following treatment. For some patients a small amount of crusting can be found which can be easily treated with the application of petroleum jelly, or Vaseline. There is no recovery time, medications, or bandages needed. Your will be provided with post-treatment recommendations, but it is important to note that you should limit sun exposure, avoid tanning booths, and be sure to use sunscreen to protect your skin.

It is important to understand that hair growth occurs in cycles so it will be necessary to receive more than one treatment to achieve optimal results. Only hair that is in the growth phase of the cycle can be removed. Most patients require up to 6 treatment sessions to remove all unwanted hair.

Is Laser Hair Removal safe?

Yes, laser hair removal is a safe procedure and complications are rare. Bleeding during laser treatment is possible, however, this occurs very infrequently. As with all cosmetic procedures there is a risk of infection, however, this is a very low risk.

Although side effects are rare they are possible and include pigmentation, blistering, scarring, scabbing, crusting, and possible changes in skin texture. If you have any concerns you can discuss it with our professionals during your free consultation.

For further information on Laser Hair Removal or any of the other services at Azamay, please call us on 020 8449 6858 or request a consultation online.

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