What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that uses an intense beam of light to remove unwanted hair. The process involves using a laser beam to pass through the skin and into the actual hair follicle, damaging it and inhibiting future hair growth. There is a common misconception that laser hair removal works best on either light skin or dark hair, however, our expertise in the area combined with our innovative machinery means that we can offer laser hair removal for almost all skin and hair types. Why not book your consultation in Nottingham today?
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
What is it that makes our laser treatment work? The pigment in your hair root absorbs the laser's energy while in its active phase of growth, which damages the hair follicle without harming the surrounding skin and tissue. Hair re-growth is then slowed or stopped in the damaged follicle, resulting in permanent hair removal. Not all follicles are active at the same time so you will need to repeat treatments every few weeks to obtain the most effective 'hair free' results.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas
Here at Zenith Cosmetics, we offer laser hair removal for all pigmented hair and skin types, including tanned skin. We're able to remove all three main classifications of hair types, Asian, Caucasian and Afro. We offer laser hair removal for the following treatment areas in our Nottingham clinic:
Legs (or just calves or thighs)
As you can see, you can have laser hair removal just about anywhere! If you are conscious about hair elsewhere on your body, and we haven’t listed this area above get in touch to see how we can help. Laser hair removal can also be used to treat razor bumps/ingrown hairs (pseudofolliculitis barbae), delivering outstanding results in just a few treatments. Wherever the treatment area may be, our expert team of clinicians are able to deliver outstanding results that will help you achieve your desired look.
What Happens During The Laser Hair Removal Procedure?
Before we start the hair reduction process, you will be given goggles to protect your eyes from the light energy. Your therapist will then apply some gel to your skin to allow the handpiece to glide over it, and then your hair removal treatment will begin. The handpiece is moved in rhythmic motion around the treatment area and may feel cold and first, but will soon warm up.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
Suitable for almost all areas of the body - including the face
You'll never have to shave or wax again, saving time and money!
Wear what you want, when you want. No need to worry about regrowth
The laser treatment is suitable for both men and women
No razor bumps or ingrown hairs
Safe and highly effective treatment
Fast and convenient treatment times
Why not read more about the benefits of laser hair removal over on our blog?
Laser Hair Removal Results
Take a look at some of the amazing results we have achieved with this hair removal laser treatment in our Nottingham clinic.
How To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal
To make sure that the treatment is as effective as possible, ensure the area being treated is shaven 24 hours prior to arrival, avoid glycolic acid and vitamin A for 3 days. Do not wax, tweeze or bleach the hairs - the laser will target the root of the hair and any waxing/plucking will temporarily remove the root.
We also recommend avoiding sun exposure for six weeks before and after your treatment, sun exposure will not only make the laser treatment less effective - it will also increase your chances of experiencing any complications after your treatment. We'll also carry out a patch test prior to your treatment so that we can ensure this treatment is suitable for you.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Are Needed?
The average patient in clinical studies sees a 48% reduction in hair growth after three treatments and up to an 80% lasting reduction after six to eight treatments. If you are looking for long term hair reduction results we would recommend a course of eight treatments, this will allow time for the laser to really have an impact on your hair follicles and achieve a natural smooth look for the foreseeable future.
Laser Hair Removal Cost Nottingham
We offer single area treatments for as little as £75, each area differs in price and we typically recommend a course of treatments. To get long terms results you will need more than just one treatment, we highly recommend visiting our clinic in the centre of Nottingham for a free consultation where we can discuss your options and recommend the best treatment plan for you.
After having laser hair removal, some people experience minor side effects. Some of these side effects include:
Redness and irritation of the treatment area
Changes in skin colour (darker skin tones are more prone to this)
Risk of skin infection
If you're concerned about any side effects, it's important to speak to your practitioner from advice, we're here to help.
Laser Hair Removal Aftercare
There are a number of actions to take after your laser hair removal treatment:
Do not expose the areas to sunlight for one week and wear sunscreen of SPF30 for 6 weeks afterwards
Avoid hot baths, showers, saunas and excessive exercise for 3 days
Avoid glycolic acid products and vitamin A products for 5 days
Apply a cold compress if necessary
Apply moisturiser if necessary to the treatment area
Aftercare is vital and ignoring the above can result in complications. We offer excellent patient
aftercare and are here to support you at every stage of your treatment journey.
Book Your Appointment In Nottingham
Why not start your journey to silky, hair-free skin? Book your hair removal laser treatment in Nottingham today! We're based in central Nottingham, and have flexible appointment times to work around your busy schedule. We also have excellent transport links to Derby, Loughborough and Leicester. We can't wait to meet you soon.
Laser Hair Removal Before & Afters
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do Laser Hair Removal treatments take?
Sessions for an upper lip or small bikini area can take as little as 15 minutes, while larger areas on your back and legs may require up to 60 minutes or more. You’ll be advised on the treatment time most appropriate for you at your free consultation.
How long do the effects last?
The average patient in clinical studies sees a 48% reduction in hair growth after three treatments and up to an 80% lasting reduction after six to eight treatments.
Does laser hair removal work?
This innovative treatment produces incredible long term results, with the use of both Soprano XLi and Lyra we are able to deliver above and beyond the expectations of our patients.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
If you keep up your hair removal laser treatments, you'll help remove any hairs that have grown back but will over time help to make the hair finer and fewer in numbers.
Is laser hair removal safe?
As of now, there is no research to show that the light energy used in laser hair removal can cause any long term side effects.
Are you based near Nottingham city centre?
Yes, our clinic is about a mile outside of the city centre.
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