What is laser hair removal?
Laser Hair Removal is the process of removing hair from various parts of the body using pulses of light. The light creates heat in the hair follicle which damages it and prevents and delays growth, leaving your skin smooth and hair-free for longer than shaving or waxing.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal utilises the power of laser light to target unwanted hair. Light energy emitted from the laser converts into heat, damaging the hair follicles that produce the hair and ultimately inhibiting any future growth for a significant period of time.
How long does laser hair removal last?
Most clients will benefit from multiple sessions in order to prolong the results of laser hair removal. On average, the optimal amount is 6 treatments, however, those with hormonal hair problems may need more sessions.
Is laser hair removal worth it?
We understand that not everyone will think that laser hair removal is the solution for them, however, it does provide a long-lasting hair removal solution for those seeking one. Laser hair removal not only provides you with a longer-lasting hair removal solution, however - it also offers a more accurate treatment that can help you avoid ingrown hairs, skin irritation and missed patches.
Where can I get laser hair removal?
We can offer laser hair removal in any area on the body. If you want the hair gone, we can offer laser hair removal in Essex regardless of the area. From legs and arms, to underarms, face, bikini line and more, we can offer it all.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is NOT as painful as waxing and is a lot quicker! Most of our clients say that it didn't hurt but felt a bit like a little pinprick every now and then. Go for it! It will be worth it.
I have PCOS, will I be able to have laser hair removal?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health problem which can lead to the excessive growth of unwanted hair than those without PCOS. This is something we can help you maintain with our laser hair removal treatments, particularly when on a regular schedule.
Can you treat any skin type?
Yes! At Beauty By Laser, we utilise the Candela Gentlemax Pro, a unique dual-laser system that contains both a 755nm Alexandrite laser designed for caucasian skin types, and the 1064nm Nd:YAG laser that is perfectly suited for safe laser hair removal from darker skin.
What do I need to do in preparation?
We advise that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your laser hair removal treatment. For appointments for large treatment areas, shaving the day before is also advised, but we do suggest that you leave a hand size patch of hair for the practitioner to assess to determine how the treatment is working. For laser hair treatment on the facial area, please leave the hair unshaven.
Try and avoid:
- Tanning 2 weeks prior to laser. This also includes sunbeds and fake tan creams;
- Waxing/plucking throughout your laser hair removal sessions; and
- Lotions, creams, deodorant and cosmetics for 24 hours before the procedure.
How long do I have to wait between laser hair removal treatments?
The recommended time between treatments will depend on the area of the body the laser hair treatment is for. For facial hair removal, the wait time is typically around 4 weeks. For the rest of the body, you should wait around 6-8 weeks. We will always discuss this with you during your consultation and following treatment so you can be sure you’re getting the right treatment plan for you.