Our Alexandrite medical laser achieves more than 80% hair reduction in just 6 treatments. And because it has a special cooling spray it does it with minimum discomfort.
Why constantly wax, tweeze or shave when you could be hair free for the rest of your life saving time and money?
For whom is our laser hair removal suitable?
Our laser can treat all areas of the face and body. Its power and accuracy mean we can safely and quickly treat European and Asian skin types, but for safety reasons we cannot treat Afro-caribbean skin where there would be a risk of hypopigmentation (white patches that have lost pigment).
We treat women, transgender women and men in our friendly and safe unisex environment. We can treat all hair colours except white and grey which we remove using electrolysis treatments. The efficiency of any laser is based on the contrast of colour between skin and hair, so the darker your hair and the lighter your skin, the quicker you will see results.
Laser vs IPL hair removal
The essential difference is that IPL uses a broad spectrum of high-intensity light, which is emitted at multiple wavelengths, whereas laser emits a single, focused and precise wavelength that's optimised for maximum follicle absorption. Therefore IPL hurts more and is less effective in an individual session which means you require more IPL treatments to achieve the same result as a laser and have to endure more discomfort.
Laser vs electrolysis hair removal
Electrolysis can remove 100% of all hair follicles of every colour, but it is slow and uncomfortable. The laser is up to 60 times faster in treating large areas, is far more comfortable and is more reliable in ensuring no hair follicles are missed. Due to the time required to treat large areas with electrolysis it generally works out more expensive. So electrolysis is best used for white and grey hairs over small areas, which cannot be treated by the laser.
What does a laser course involve?
Your journey to smooth hair free skin starts with a consultation and test patch to ensure your skin will not have an adverse reaction to the laser light. Next are 6 treatments 4-6 weeks apart. The spacing between treatments matches the cycle of hair growth to ensure the maximum number of hair follicles are treated.
During your course it is important that you do not wax, bleach or tweeze your hair in between treatments as these actions remove hair follicle roots which are needed for the laser to be effective, however you can shave.
You must avoid sun bathing, tanning salons and self-tan products on the area being treated. Tanned skin cannot be treated as it increases the risk of hypopigmentation. Should you attend an appointment with a tan on the treatment area we will not treat you, but you will still be charged.
At the end of your laser course we can treat any remaining white, grey or very blonde hairs with electrolysis, which is charged separately.
How quickly do you see results?
Hair reduction will begin immediately after your first treatment, but become noticeable after your third treatment. Hair follicles that have been destroyed by the laser light will not regrow, however a few hairs whose growth cycle did not match your treatment sessions may reappear and these are easily treated in short single session.
What is the post treatment downtime?
After a laser treatment most clients go straight back to work or their social engagements. The treated area will feel warm, look red and be sensitive to touch, but this will resolve in 24 hours. Your practitioner will have given you pot of Aloe Vera gel to soothe your skin which should be applied as recommended. You should avoid placing on the treated area any skin sensitisers, such as perfume, alcohol, acid based skin care or jewellery that may rub. You should use SPF50 sun protection on the treated area and avoid exposing it to strong direct sunlight. We recommend you avoid swimming pools, spas and saunas for 48 hours.
What are the risks associated with lasers?
Common side effects are redness which will resolve in 24 hours and treated hair gradually dropping out over 2-20 days (do not attempt to pull the hair out). In very rare cases blistering or bleeding may occur - please inform us immediately should this affect you and we will provide assistance to resolve it.
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How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?
To find out which are the most suitable treatment options for your concern - arrange a consultation with our team. Your practitioner will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate, tailored treatment plan whilst informing you of any associated risks and costs. To ensure we deliver the best service, and for your safety, you must have a consultation before you can start a treatment.
Consultations take 30 minutes, including any required test patches or skin analysis and cost £25. All consultation are conducted by doctors, nurses or aestheticians as appropriate to the treatment that interests you. You will never be seen or pressurised by sales staff as we do not employ them.
Call 0131 226 9610 to book your consultation or click here to request a call back.
How to do I check that Face & Body is a safe and professional treatment provider?
Face & Body is annually inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland who regulate independent hospitals, hospices and clinics in Scotland. The inspections examine our team, treatments and clinical environment, so that you have the invaluable assurance that you are in safe hands that use safe products in a safe environment.
We are also accredited with Save Face who independently check and verify patient feedback, which they publish on their website, so you can read exactly what past patients feel about our service.