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Why choose City Hair Removal ?
All treatments are performed by highly trained therapists certified in each machine, we have the latest laser technologies that are specially designed to ensure long-lasting results on all skin types. We are open 6 days a week and treat on average 40 clients a day within our clinic, providing us with a wealth of experience.
We will advise on consultation which laser will be suitable for you and may carry out a patch test on different machines to find the best solution to banish your unwanted hair.
What lasers do we have?
The Duetto laser- is the first duel laser on the market to allow us to expertly mix two lasers together to provide the safest and best results. This machine includes the Alexandrite, perfect for lighter stubborn hairs, and fair skin types 1-3 and the ND:YAG laser providing safe hair removal for Darker skin types 4-6.
The AWARD WINNING Soprano is Pain Free laser hair removal!! Suitable for all skin types including darker skin types 4-6 its best for those with a lower pain threshold and sensitive areas such as the bikini.
The non-invasive laser light works its magic to destroy the root, halting hair growth by destroying the hair follicle in the growth phase. Its ideal for those looking for a more permanent solution to hair removal in common problem areas: faces, bikini area, legs and underarm.
Why choose laser hair removal over other treatments?
- The procedure is virtually painless especially with the Soprano XL and cryogen
- Once the root is permanently destroyed
- Saves you money in the long term and the effort of shaving everyday
- It helps reduce ingrown hairs
- Most clients see a result after their 2nd treatment, or even on their 1st laser treatment!
-A maximum of 30% reduction each time!
How does laser hair removal actually work?
The lasers used for laser hair removal are aimed at the certain area of the skin then selectively absorb pigment in to the hair follicle. The pigment is heated and the hair follicle is destroyed without damaging the surrounding tissue. The hair will slowly start to fall out, roots that have been destroyed in that session will not produce another hair.
How is treatment conducted?
This depends on the laser. Typically diode lasers require gel, which is first applied on to the skin and have a cold tip. This is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many hair follicles at once. The chilled tip is then moved to the next area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.
Alexandrite and NDYAG hair removal lasers can be used with or without gel. Similarly it is placed on the skin and short pulses are released. However, to cool the skin they have a cryogen attachment, which discharges shots of cold air at the same time as the laser to cool the skin.
Who is suitable for Treatment?
All skin types are suitable for laser hair removal as we have a variety of lasers. The best results are achieved with clients who have lighter skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of the pigment melanin. Fair hair has less melanin and is more difficult to treat and may require more treatments or one of our stronger lasers. Grey/white hair has no melanin and is not suitable for laser treatment. Read more
What does laser Treatment feel like?
The Soprano XL is a state of the art procedure, a Diode laser specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, more comfortably, and with fewer visits than ever before. It gradually heats the hair follicle whilst the hand piece is passed over the same area constantly. It is said to feel like a hot stone massage.
The NDYAG and Alexandrite lasers have the cool air which reduces the pain greatly, although some more sensitive areas can feel like an elastic band hitting against the skin.
How does it look after laser hair removal treatment?
The dead hairs coming through the skin are shed after 1 – 3 weeks. During this period the hairs will seem to ‘grow’ as they are pushed out by the new skin. After the 2nd treatment, depending on skin and hair type the area can begin to look patchy.
Are there any side effects of laser hair removal treatment?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles where the skin has been treated may be raised and bumpy, this usually subsides within a few hours but can take up to 48 hours on some clients. Very few people experience itching a few days later as the hair is pushed out.
How many treatments are needed?
The laser light targets only hair that is actively growing in the Anaphase. Therefore multiple treatments are necessary to treat hair at other stages of growth. Treatment is conducted every 4 weeks on the face and 6-7 weeks on the body. The required number of treatments varies, but usually 6-8 are needed for optimum results.
How long does each treatment take?
Laser hair removal sessions can take from 5 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area. For example upper lip takes 5 minutes whereas full legs or back could be at least 45 minutes.
Before any laser hair removal treatment, the client has a consultation with one of our laser specialists, in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. This is also an opportunity for any questions the client may have to be answered. A patch test is done at the same time.
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CITY HAIR REMOVAL LONDON
150-152 Fenchurch Street
London, EC3M 6BB