In our clinic we offer advanced laser hair removal services using the latest British award-winning Lynton Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and laser technology. This technology is not only safe and effective to use on all skin types, but with their DynamicReflex® technology we are also able to achieve above and beyond the expected results on clients with fairer and finer hairs using our superior high energy pulses. Used by the NHS and private hospitals across the UK, the Lynton Lumina provides the very best in clinical results, speed of treatment, and client comfort.
Both laser and IPL light work in the same way for the purposes of hair removal. If the right amount of light energy is used the hair follicle is heated up to a critical temperature that results in an interruption of the hair growth cycle, destroys the hair follicle, meaning the hair simply can’t regrow. Most clients need between 8-12 treatments spaced at 4-6 week intervals.
In the video below you can see me using both my medical grade IPL, as well as my long pulsed Nd:YAG laser to treat my own bikini line. As you can see, the results are truly life changing, no more dark shadow and I can say goodbye to those ingrown hairs!
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) & How to deal with excess hair
Did you know that one of the most common cause of female facial and body hair is a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
Excessive facial and body hair, Hirsutism is one of the more distressing and visible symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), impacting 70% to 80% of women who suffer with PCOS. If you’re affected, you may develop coarse, dark hair in places where hair growth is more typically associated with men. This includes the face, neck, chest, stomach, lower back, buttocks, and thighs. Hirsutism is mainly caused by increased levels of hormones called androgens, often called ‘male’ hormones because men’s bodies typically produce higher levels.
To treat or not to treat? Despite social pressures to be as hairless as possible, some women living with PCOS and hirsutism are starting to embrace their excess hair. However, f you would prefer to tame your unwanted hair why not get in touch to arrange your free consultation, and find out if laser hair removal might be right for you.
As you can see in the video below, my client has already started to see a reduction in her facial hair after just only IPL treatments. As you can see from the before and after photographs, the results have been truly life changing.
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
In this video I explain more about how laser and IPL hair removal works. It works by a process called “selective photothermolysis”. “Selective” refers to the laser’s ability to target hair while leaving surrounding tissues unaffected. “Photo” refers to the laser seeking out colour, in this case the brown or black colour of melanin, or pigment, in hair. “Thermolysis” refers to the breakdown of molecules by the action of heat. So the laser targets the pigment in hair, heats the hair, the hair conducts the heat to its surrounding follicle and breaks down the follicle to the point where it can no longer produce hair.
WHY DOES SKIN COLOUR MATTER?
Very pale skin doesn’t compete with dark hair for attention. The laser only notices the pigment of the hair and does no harm to the surrounding tissue. But when our skin has more pigment, whether from genetics, a suntan, a spray tan or a tattoo, it will attract the laser’s energy just like hair does. When this happens, the skin can absorb too much energy from the laser and be burned and / or permanently lightened or darkened (hypo-pigmentation and hyper-pigmentation). Fortunately we have the ability to treat all skin types safely in our clinic, with our medical grade IPL and our LP Nd: YAG laser.
WHICH LASER IS BEST FOR ME?
The key difference between laser and Intense Pulsed Light is their wavelength. The shorter wavelengths of IPL can be used on pale skin to remove dark hair. Whilst longer wavelengths are safer and more effective for darker skin tones because they are less attracted to pigment (melanin) in the top layer of skin and penetrate deeper into tissue to target hair. Research has demonstrated that the safest and most effective laser to use for darker skin types is the long pulsed Nd: YAG laser.
What does it feel like?
In this video I explain what laser hair removal feels like. Treatment sensation varies but is often described as “a flick of an elastic band”. No anaesthesia is required, and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
In the video below I explain how we keep your skin cool during treatment. Our Cryocooler is a cooling device that we use during and after treatment, this reduces any discomfort.
What will I see after the treatment?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and raised but this usually subsides within a few hours. Adverse reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
How long does it take?
Treatment times vary depending upon the area being treated. Typically, the face takes around 15-20 minutes, and full legs can take up to two hours. The number of treatments required will vary from individual to individual. Typically, six or more treatments will be needed to achieve the best results, although for some people it can take up to twelve sessions.
It is important to wait 4-6 weeks between sessions, and always maintain a proper skin care regimen for best results. Most individuals have to schedule maintenance appointments once or twice a year.
Treatments starting from just £45
Free one-to-one consultation
Before we do any treatments, we will carry out a free one-to-one consultation to discuss your medical history and check your suitability for the procedure. We will then tailor a treatment procedure specifically to you. If you wish to proceed with treatment, we will carry out a patch test at a cost of £25. Discretion and sensitivity is assured.