Laser Hair Removal
· Laser hair removal is now becoming increasingly popular as the most effective solution for the removal of unwanted hair. Professional hair removal has undergone an earthquake with the advent of new laser hair removal methods, allowing us to effectively treat all skin types and most hair types.
· At Belgravia Aesthetics you know you are in safe hands as a Cosmetic Doctor supervises the entire laser hair removal service, and our Laser Specialists are medically trained professionals, ensuring that our clients receive not only the best advice from qualified, experienced experts, but also their full course treatment by the very same practitioners. Each treatment course is tailored to the to suit your unique needs, with on-going continuity of care. To discover what this could mean for you, book a COMPLIMENTARY consultation today.
· We pride ourselves on using state-of-the-art equipment, including the Polaris Medical Nd:YAG (1064nm) medical grade laser alongside a separate Polaris cooling device for optimum pain relief, ensuring that our clients experience not only visible results but a pleasant, comfortable experience all round.
· During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the epidermal layers of the skin to individual hair follicles. The intense heat of the laser selectively damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Over a full course of laser hair removal treatments, tailored to individual needs, by our Laser Specialists, clients can expect to see dramatic results.
Why use the Polaris 1064nm Long Pulsed Nd:YAG laser?
The Nd:YAG laser is a medical grade laser used for various medical procedures with clinically trialed and proven efficacy. We chose this laser as it has been proven to work effectively to reduce hair grown on all Fitzpatrick skin types, from very fair complexions all the way to very dark black skin, inclusive of the entire spectrum in-between.
One of the many advantages of using Laser light at 1064nm is that melanin absorption is very low. As a result the risk of burns and skin pigmentation damage, either hyper or hypo, is very low, making long pulsed Nd:YAG lasers the only choice for hair removal on skin types III-VI (all skin types).
Why resort to a medically orientated clinic for laser hair removal?
There are many alternatives available on the market, however we find that time after time, clients come to Belgravia Aesthetics having tried other light-based hair removal options as well as other non-doctor run services, with more problems than they bargained for, such as burns and pigmentation problems as well as no visible results hair-growth reduction. These clients are then unfortunately forced to invest in further treatments to correct the problems they have encountered.
It is important to consider laser hair removal as a medical procedure with the use of advanced yet very sensitive equipment which requires not only specialist training for its use, but also a sound background knowledge of human anatomy and physiology alongside the ability to assess, diagnose and treat potential problems in order to ensure both an effective and safe treatment. For this purpose, the staff at Belgravia Aesthetics span from a medical background with further specialist training in aesthetics.
Who is not suitable for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is not effective on those with red, blonde, light or white hairs. This is because light based systems function by targeting the melanin in the hair follicle, if there is no melanin to target, i.e. the afore mentioned hair types, the laser will not be absorbed and therefore is unlikely to be effective.
"Ruth Weeks, from Surrey, has had facial hair since she was a teen…
Facial hair ruined my teenage years because I was embarrassed about it, I hid my face with my hair hoping no one could see. I tried bleaching it, but would get a rash, and had electrolysis, too, but my hair would always grow back.
It knocked my confidence with men because I felt so unfeminine. However, when I met with my partner he thankfully didn’t seem to notice, although I was still very aware of it.
I learned to live with it, but then it got worse with the menopause, I even developed hair on my chin, which was the last straw, I was losing confidence even with my friends and family.
I decided to try a new laser treatment that destroys the hair follicle. It cost £100 a session, but the results are supposed to be permanent. I’ve had six treatments and now I am completely hair-free.
For the first time in years I’ve been able to wear lipstick. I feel like a new woman and much more confident about myself."
Extract from Best magazine