Frequently asked questions for laser treatments:
What type of machine do you use?
A Laser machine that will only treat dark or mousey dark hair colour (it is very difficult to assess your hair colour over the phone hence we suggest you come in for a free consultation)
How does laser remove hair?
Hair contains an abundance of melanin or hair pigment which is absorbed by our laser beam which enables the beam to disable several hair follicles at a time. It will eliminate or significantly impede the hair's re-growth.
Can all hair colour and parts of the body be treated?
We can virtually treat all body parts as long as there is a contrast between hair and skin.
Is it painful?
Most people will feel a little discomfort but certainly not unbearable. It's best described as a slight prickling, tingling warm sensation.
How many treatments will I need?
Because your hair grows in differed stages you will need 6 treatments.
Are there any side effects?
No, but you do need a skin test to make sure you will not react to the treatment. This is a legal requirement by the health care commission, a government body that regulates laser clinics in the UK.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after my treatments?
After a full treatment you are advised not to take part in any strenuous exercise for 24 hours to prevent irritation of the skin of the treated area.
How does laser treatment compare with commonly used hair removal methods?
Electrolysis: The procedure is very time consuming and it takes longer for the hair to disappear. You could be having treatments for years.
Waxing: Short term, non permanent, hair removal method. You also have to let the hair grow before you wax them. This is not the case with laser treatment.
Shaving: Will make your hair coarser and even increase your hair growth.
Treading: Your hair will come back coarser.
Why do I need 6 treatments?
The hair on your body goes through 3 growing stages, namely:
The best stage for treatment is the growing stage, when the hairs are still attached to the root follicle.
The laser is then able to destroy the hair root, which prevents re growth.
How much does it cost?
Treatments are priced per single session, but you have the option to buy a package of 5 treatments and get one treatment free including a free patch test. You can also discuss a special payment plan with laser nurse Franca.
How much does a consultation cost?
Consultation is free, which usually lasts anything from around 30mins to an hour.
If you are suitable for treatments, you could then go on one of our special payment plans, which allows you to spread your payments over 3 months, making them easily affordable for most people.
What is the qualification of your Laser Nurse?
Our Laser nurse name is Franca Lenders. She is a fully qualified NHS trained registered nurse with over 15years experience of nursing and over 7 years expertise in the field of laser nursing. She has a BTEC award in laser hair removal. She is an expert in her field, with a very professional, friendly approach and will design a tailor made treatment to suit your individual needs.