Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a proven and effective non-invasive method for both men and women of removing unwanted facial and body hair. The most commonly treated areas in women are the upper lips, under arms, bikini and legs and in men the back, chest and abdomen.
Laser hair removal is a treatment that is safe and provides a long-term solution to unwanted or excess hair. It is also widely used in the medical field. Laser and light treatments can help patients overcome the effect of hormonal imbalance and the emotional stress associated with uncontrollable excess hair growth.
Silk Skin Laser Care Clinic is introducing the only technology available in the market capable of treating all skin and hair types including thin hair on dark skin. The revolutionary DUETTO MT not only produces better results than previous technology but also, through its patented combination laser technology, can now work more effectively on darker skin. It is also uniquely able to remove more stubborn finer hair, something that previous lasers have been unable to achieve.
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Frequently asked questions about laser hair removal treatment
How does laser hair removal work?
Light is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle. The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.
How is laser hair removal treatment carried out?
The applicator is placed on the skin and a short light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved around the skin and the process is repeated to treat the relevant area.
Am I suitable for laser hair removal treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment. With our latest laser and light technology, we can treat all skin types including dark skin. A consultation with one of our qualified nurses is essential to assess the suitability of your skin and to ascertain the best possible results.
How does laser hair removal treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a flick of an elastic band. Typically no anaesthesia is required and most patients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
What can I expect after laser hair removal treatment?
The hair follicles are damaged by heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. Typically the dead hairs shed after 1 to 3 weeks as the epidermis renews. You should then notice hair falling out.
How long does each laser hair removal treatment take?
Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area.
How many laser hair removal treatments are necessary?
Any hair that is actively growing is affected so multiple treatments are needed. Treatment is conducted every 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the area treated, until a satisfactory result is seen. The required number of treatments varies but typically 8 or more treatments are needed for optimum results.
Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours. Unwanted reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
Prior to laser hair removal treatment, one of our qualified nurses will conduct a consultation and take your medical history in confidence to confirm whether you are suitable for treatment. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Before laser hair removal treatment commences you must provide your written consent and a small test patch will be carried out.