Laser Hair Removal Knutsford
Are you fed up with unwanted facial and body hair? Do you get nasty red painful in-growing hairs after shaving or waxing? We can help you using safe, effective and permanent laser hair removal – anywhere on the body.
How does laser hair removal work?
We use Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, as a safe, long-term solution to unwanted or excess hair for men and women. You can have hair removed from any area of your face or body and results can be seen after just a few treatments.
It works by firing short bursts of intense light at the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair shaft. This causes the hair follicle to heat up, which destroys the root, so that it is no longer able to produce a hair. As IPL works by its attraction to pigment, not the hair itself, you don’t need to let your hairs grow before a treatment, unlike waxing.
How long does laser hair removal take?
Before starting removing hair with laser, we carry out a detailed consultation to make sure you are suitable for laser hair treatment and any questions can be answered. A test patch is carried out before laser treatment to set the treatment parameters for you at a cost of £25 redeemable against your first laser treatment payment.
The time taken for each hair removal treatment will vary, depending on the area being treated.
- A small area such as your top lip, for example, takes just 10 minutes.
- A larger area, such as your back or two full legs will take up to 60 minutes.
Hair removal treatment takes place at monthly intervals for 6 months and then with 6 to 8 weekly gaps, depending on the area to be treated and the how fast your hair grows. Typically between 6 and 11 sessions will be required, depending on the hair colour and type.
Although the hair follicle is dead, the hair shaft is still in place. This is gradually pushed out as the skin replenishes itself over a period of 7-14 days, making it look as if the hair is continuing to grow. After 3 hair removal sessions true regrowth is usually minimal and you’ll be able to see the real benefit of your investment.
How long does laser hair removal last?
Once a hair follicle has been destroyed it will never produce hair again. Therefore all hair from these follicles will be gone permanently. It’s not possible to guarantee that the treated area will always be hair-free, because inactive follicles, dormant during the treatment period, may become active again at some point in the future, perhaps triggered by hormonal changes in your body.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Many of our clients have been amazed at how “pain free” laser treatment is, at the worst, it has been described as an elastic band sensation (where the skin is thin). Laser versus waxing – there is no contest in the pain stakes! We apply a cooling gel to the areas being treated in advance of the treatment taking place and offer use of a cold air jet to cool the skin as the treatment continues.
Are there any side-effects?
Following laser hair removal treatment at our Knutsford clinic your skin may feel “tingly” and may be slightly red in the area treated. We apply cooling aloe vera gel which is effective at reducing inflammation.
What do I do now?
Call The Brookdale Clinic Knutsford on 01565 651832 or use the contact form to book your initial laser hair removal consultation. You can ask questions, gain reassurance and then start to rid yourself of that bothersome hair!