Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a very common method for removing unsightly hair for the longer term.

Our laser targets the hair follicle so it produces less hair. Our laser can be performed on any area of the body. Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal doesn’t need to be done on a near-daily basis, and with repeated treatments hair growth will slow further. At Re-Nu Skin we recommend a minimum of six treatments for best overall success.

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair and either damages or destroys the hair follicle, thus then preventing any future hair growth at theta area. There is minimal discomfort at the area and the is cooled during treatment. There may be some swelling or redness at the are for around 24-48 hours post treatment. The hair then falls out at around 1-3 weeks after the treatment. this is resulted due tot he hair being pushed out of the new epidermis. Our N:d YAG allows us to safely treat ALL skin types through to type 6.

As our hair grows at different rates and some hairs are stronger than others it is recommended a course of 6 treatments is carried out. Stubborn areas may require top ups.

Treatment is effective in treating backs, facial hair, legs and folliculitis

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Nd Yag laser is the newest technique of laser hair removal. Its biggest advantages are that it usually works well and more effective on all skin types, including tanned skin (type I to VI). This is something other types of lasers and IPL cannot do.

 

What is the difference between Nd Yag laser and IPL?


The Nd Yag laser penetrates deeper into the layers of skin to get to the hair follicle which IPL systems can not do. This makes the laser more effective at long term results than other IPL systems where you may find it works while you are having the treatments but grows back months after as it has only treated the surface hairs. The Nd Yag wavelength is 1064 nm

How will Nd Yag work on my hair growth?

All of our hairs do not grow at the same time if it did we would all have hair on our bodies everywhere then when it dies and fall out we would be bald everywhere. Each hair has its own growth cycle which takes up to 6 weeks. This is why laser hair removal has to be completed over a number of sessions and months.

Each laser session will heat up the hair follicle and destroy the active hair root stopping the hair from growing back. The hairs that have already died and detached from the hair follicle will not be affected.

For best results sessions will need to be booked in APPOX 8-12  weeks apart at the start of a course in till the hairs start to not grow back as quickly then depending on how long the hair takes to grow back and space the appointments according to this.

Every patient’s hair growth will be different as our hair does not all grow at the same rate and medical or hormonal conditions can affect this (e.g. PCOS, Menopause and Hirsutism).

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Treatment is carried out in our laser room where you will be comfortably seated wearing protective goggles throughout the treatment. Cooling gel that resembles ultrasound gel will be placed on the areas to be treated prior to the LASER being placed on the area. Clients often resemble the light hitting the skin as to that of an elastic band snapping onto the skin. The area is cooled via our built in cooling system and a cooling gel may be applied to the area post procedure. You will be given a post procedure aftercare leaflet for advice which should be followed.

Laser has many advantages over other forms of hair removal. Shaving, waxing, depilatory creams and electrolysis can be very time consuming and are not suitable for everyone. As laser only uses light, many of the skin problems associated with other forms of hair removal such as ingrown hairs and rashes are eliminated.

Unwanted black hairs are most easily treated by laser due to the large concentration of melanin in these hairs, which gives an optimal absorption of energy. Grey and white hair has almost no melanin and cannot be effectively treated.

The upper layer of skin, the epidermis, also contains melanin and the concentration increases when the skin is exposed to UV light in the form of a tan. It is therefore essential that sun tanning be avoided during treatment, and sun screen should be worn. Fake tan should not be applied 2 weeks prior to a treatment.
Laser is a treatment which delivers the cosmetic benefits of light technology and is suitable for unwanted hair removal from the face and body, helping to give you an even skin tone and younger looking skin.

Am I suitable for treatment checklist:

  •  Hair must contain some pigment – dark blond or darker hairs
  •  Finer hair to very thick hair
  •  Must not have waxed or plucked for 4 weeks (body hair) or 2 weeks for facial hair
  •  Treats dark skins such as Indian safely
  •  Face and body hair
  •  No tanning or fake tan previous 2 weeks
  •  Ingrown hairs present

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There are some side effects that are common and can be expected with IPL hair removal. These include slight redness of the skin, slight swelling, and a feeling of soreness. Your skin may feel a little like it is sunburnt. However, these kinds of side effects should only last a day or two. There is also a chance that there may be some slight pigment change in the area of skin where you had the procedure. This can either make your skin slightly lighter or darker in patches. Darker ‘patches’ will be more like dots of sun-tanned skin which have tanned in spots where the light acted. If your skin goes lighter, however, it will be in slightly larger, but nevertheless very small, patches, where your skin’s pigment has absorbed too much light. Darker skin tones are more prone to this than light ones. If your skin’s pigment changes, either darker or lighter, this should fade in time, but may take a few months.

Serious Complications of IPL Hair Removal

Thankfully there are not many major serious complications or risks with IPL, as it has been developed to be as safe as possible. Most side effects, such as redness or pigment change, will subside in time. However, there is a risk of the skin overheating from the light, which can cause blistering or bad scarring, and since your skin will be vulnerable and tender there is a risk of infection. If you think you see any signs of these, contact us immediately. Bear in mind that darker skin tones are more at risk to blistering and scarring than light ones, as they contain more pigment which may absorb the light.

How to Avoid Complications with IPL Hair Removal

There are a number of steps you can take to avoid side effects and complications after IPL hair removal. At your first consultation we will take measures to make sure you are not at serious risk of complications, such as by performing a test patch on a small area of your skin. If you are suitable for IPL, the risk of complications should be quite low. To ensure there are no serious side effects, we will use some cooling gel.

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Laser hair removal you often require multiple sessions between 6-10 however this may wary and require more sessions. Treatment is carried out every 6-8 weeks. We offer 20% discount on a course of 6 sessions paid in advance. After 6 sessions a maintenance cost is all that is required per session thereafter. 30% is offered on a course of 9 paid in advance

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Our Costs

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We specialise in thread vein removal

IPL systems release precisely controlled short pulses of filtered light that stimulate the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin.  In addition specific lesions such as thread veins, age spots and freckles can be targeted resulting in a more uniformed completion.  The skin becomes firmer, appears more radiant and enlarged pores are reduced. Nd:YAG Laser may be selected to target deeper lines and to promote further collagen production.

Used For

Thread veins of the face and body such as legs and chest

 

Prices start from as little as £75 per session

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