Laser Hair Removal
The primary principle in laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis, the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain a targeted tissue with minimal effect on surrounding tissue.
Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, melanin in the area that causes hair growth, the follicle while not heating the rest of the skin. Hair grows in cycles and all three cycles co-exist at the same time which is the Anagen Phase, the Catagen Phase and the Telogen Phase.
That is the reason why several sessions may be required to achieve complete and permanent hair removal. It is important to destroy the hair during the Anagen Phase because that is when it has the most Melanin or pigment.
The Anagen phase is the active phase of hair growth during which it contains the most melanin and hair growth can be as much as 1 cm every 28 days. The Catagen phase is the regression phase of hair growth and is a form of transition that can last 2-3 weeks. The lower part of the hair stops growing but the hair is not ready to fall and the follicle is reabsorbed. The Telogen phase is the resting period during which the old hair falls, giving way to new hair production.
IPL Laser Treatment For Hair Removal
Laser Treatment per session:
|Category 1 - Upper Lip, Nose, Between Eyebrows, Earlobes, Toes. From||£60.00|
|Category 2 - Chin, Side of the Face, Cheek, Nipples, Hands, Underarm, Neck. From||£70.00|
|Category 3 - Basic Beard, Basic Bikini From||£90.00|
|Category 4 - Abdomen, Breasts, Chest, Upper or Lower Arms, Brazilian Bikini, Buttocks, Upper or Lower back, Full Beard. From||£120.00|
|Category 5 - Lower Legs. From||£140.00|
|Category 6 - Upper Legs From||£150.00|
|Upper Lip and Chin||£80.00|
|Underarms and Basic Bikini||£120.00|
IPL for Skin and Vein Treatment
|Pigmentation/ Thread veins/ Rosacea per area From||£65.00|
|Skin Rejuvenation from||£150.00|
|Acne Treatment from||£125.00|
RF Treatment Principles
Collagen fibres from the Dermis get heat through RF energy. RF energy produces heat when the tissues electrical resistance converts electric current to thermal energy deeper within the dermis. The RF device uniformly disperses the energy to three dimensional volumes of tissue at controllable depths. Initial collagen denaturisation within this thermally modified deep tissue is thought to be the mechanism for immediate tissue contraction. Subsequent neo-collagenesis then further tightens the dermal tissue and therefore the wrinkle also disappears.
RF Treatment for Skin Tightening
|Cheek per side||£65.00|
Laser Hair Removal – How does it work?
Unwanted hair can be a real pain, literally in some cases. There are several options for removing it, these include:
- Shaving – where you regularly shave the hair off with a razor and shaving foam or cream.
- Waxing – where warm liquid wax is applied to your skin and then pulled off with material strips taking the hair will it.
- Using an epilator - An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out.
All of these methods of hair removal have severe disadvantages. Shaving needs to be done on a regular basis and the hair grows back very quickly and often thicker as you only remove the top of the hair. Waxing and using an epilator can both be very painful, even if done professionally, as you are essentially yanking the hair out by the root. The hair grows back more slowly with these methods, but will last an absolute maximum of a few weeks.
A relatively new and state of the art method of removing unwanted hair in all areas is laser hair removal. IPL laser hair removal works by using a hair removal laser pointing a concentrated beam of light at the unwanted hair. The light is absorbed by the pigment, which damages the follicle enough to prevent future growth. Lasers can remove hair for anywhere from several months to years, much longer than the previously mentioned options. The results can differ from person to person, depending on the thickness of their hair and the rate at which your hair normally grows. Laser hair removal is relatively pain free. When the hair is being removed you might feel a small pinch, but compared to the pain of waxing it is absolutely nothing.
Laser hair removal, whilst more expensive than other treatments, gives you much better value for money as it lasts so much longer. You are paying for a longer period of time hair free and the convenience of not having to have such regular hair removal treatments or shaving every day or two. It can be carried out on any part of the body and so is appropriate for anywhere you want to be hair free including sensitive areas such as on your face or underarms.