Laser Hair Removal
Excess or unwanted hair is a common problem for both men and women. Most of us struggle for years with short-term management solutions such as waxing, plucking or shaving, but the results never last long and even the removal method itself can leave us sore with ingrowing hairs or painful rashes.
Thankfully, recent advances in laser technology now mean that we can effectively treat areas of unwanted hair to prevent hair from growing, significantly reducing or even eliminating the need to shave, pluck and wax.
We offer laser hair removal at all three of our clinics based around Sussex, call us today to book a consultation;
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The total number of sessions required and the overall cost of treatment varies between patients and depends on the areas being treated and how effectively your body reacts to laser treatment. As a general rule of thumb, most patients typically require 6-10 treatment sessions spread out over several months to get long-lasting results, with sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
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What does laser hair removal involve?
The process starts when you book a consultation with one of our specialists. We will explain to you how the treatment works, what kind of results you can expect and how many sessions you will likely require. All you need to do before your first consultation is to allow any hair to grow slightly so that our practitioners can accurately assess which areas need to be treated.
Once you are happy to go ahead with treatment the practitioner will perform a simple patch test whereby the laser is fired on the treatment area for 2-3 shots. This test area will help the practitioner to gauge what kind of energy settings should be used on your skin, and it also helps to highlight any potential problems (e.g. excess sun-tan or potential adverse reactions) which could interfere with your treatment. Next, provided that your skin hasn’t reacted adversely to the patch test you can then begin your first full treatment a few days later.
Our laser hair removal service comes highly recommended by our previous clients and has even been featured on TV shows such as Embarassing bodies. We’ve got lots of information for you to read, but here’s just a few key reasons why you should choose us for laser hair removal.
Reason #1 – Patient Safety:
Patient comfort, safety and satisfaction are all very important to us, which is why we have invested in one of the safest and most effective medical lasers for hair removal currently available. Our Cynosure Apogee Elite laser enables us to target hair follicles with very specific wavelengths of light as they are growing. This helps us to reduce the amount of energy going into the surrounding skin which in turn lowers the risk of side-effects whilst at the same time maximises the amount of damage done to the structures responsible for hair growth. The increased efficiency also helps to reduce the total amount of sessions required for treatment when compared to lower powered consumer hair removal devices or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machines.
Reason #2 – Long Term Results:
Even inexperienced practitioners can cause temporary hair loss with IPL or Laser hair removal devices, but the hair will soon grow back unless the underlying mechanisms responsible for hair growth have been successfully damaged. Long-term results are threfore more likely to be obtained when a medical laser is used at the appropriate settings for your skin by an experienced practitioner.
Reason #3 – Clinical Expertise & Aftercare Support:
Our service has been designed with the help of leading Consultant Dermatologist Dr Russell Emerson and the clinic is also supported by two highly experienced medical doctors with specialist qualifications in Dermatology. Dr Fiona Emerson and Dr Mclean both work in the NHS seeing a wide range of dermatological problems and our two highly experienced Aesthetic Practitioners, Debbie and Sarah, both have over 10 years of experience in providing safe and effective laser treatments. All patients receive an information sheet explaining how to look after their skin during treatment and we can provide rapid access to a medical practitioner with speialist training in Dermatology if you have any adverse reactions to treatment. Although rare, all laser treatments carry a small risk of side-effects so it’s important that these can be handled effectively and appropriately by an experienced medical practitioner when side-effects occurr.
Reason #4 – Prices:
We believe in fairness and like to look after our existing clients, so we keep our prices low and competitive all year round. We don’t rely on marketing gimmicks or tricks so our regular prices are always what you see on the website. We offer discounts for packages of treatment paid in advance and are happy to reduce the price when different areas are being treated at the same time.
Reason #5 – Flexible Appointments:
Our service is professional and friendly. We always try to keep you with the same practitioner so that you get the best results, and with appointments available on Saturdays and late opening hours we can usually accommodate most people’s schedules too!