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Hair removal

No one enjoys regularly removing unwanted and unsightly hair.

We can offer a permanent solution for men and women to most areas of the face and body. We incorporate Radio Frequency (RF) as well as IPL which makes our system more effective on white hair or darker skin clients.

Other IPL treatments are less effective.

How does hair removal work

To achieve long lasting or permanent hair reduction, it is necessary to destroy the hair follicle from which individual hairs grow. Well controlled pulses of light penetrate the upper skin layer and are absorbed by one of the body’s own natural chemicals – melanin – in the hair contained in the follicle.

Melanin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the hair follicle, which is destroyed, making it unable to produce a new hair. The treatment is only effective on growing hairs as these are still attached to the follicle. The majority of our hair is in the resting phase which explains why more than one treatment is necessary. This technique is called “Selective Photothermolysis”.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

To ensure as many hair follicles are targeted as possible it is also important not to under go any hair removal for at least four weeks before the appointment or during the course of treatment. The same rule applies to any sun treatments, as a tan will raise the pigment level in the skin and have a severe effect on the treatments success.

How many treatments will I need?

Hair grows in three different cycles and the Permanent Hair Reduction can only successfully treat hair during its growth stage. Therefore it is often necessary to undergo a course of 3-6 treatments ensuring that you leave at least 4-8 weeks between each session initially, and then only repeat as and when the hair returns.

Hair growth is cyclical, as hair follicles go through resting and growing phases. Only follicles in the growth phase contain hair and are destroyed by the heat. Resting hair follicles need to enter the growth phase before they can be effectively destroyed by the laser. That’s why it is necessary to repeat the treatment at intervals until all hair follicles have been through the growth phase. The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Clinical studies have confirmed that at least 3-6 treatments are needed, and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months.

Contact details

3 Highlands Lodge
Gravenhurst Road
Campton
Bedfordshire
SG17 5PQ

07496 270098

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