Unwanted hair is common for men and women. This can be through natural growth, or medical conditions such as hirsutism, a hormonal imbalance affecting women.
A wish to remove excess hair is understandable, for practical, or cosmetic reasons. A procedure which has advanced so much in recent years, with the arrival of safe, effective laser treatment.
The technique works on any area of the body, including sensitive areas such as your face and suits many skin types, or hair colours. The latest integrated surface cooling also ensures treatment is comfortable.
Laser hair removal carried out by experienced, professional staff is often a complete solution. Other options can occasionally assist, perhaps alongside laser treatment, depending on an accurate assessment of your needs.
A Personal Consultation
An appointment with a consultant dermatologist, or aesthetic specialist before treatment makes sense. They can assess the nature of areas you want treated, your skin and hair type, any underlying medical conditions.
Laser hair removal can be used for medical as well as cosmetic purposes, from follicle inflamation, to hormonal imbalances, or ovarian disorders. Your insurance company may even cover the cost.
Where the decision is purely cosmetic, knowing that your health has been considered as part of a personal treatment plan is reassuring. The increased understanding of your body is also likely to lead to better results.
Laser Hair Removal In London
We operate two clinics offering laser hair removal in London, in Chelsea and Barnet. Clients at both clinics are fully supported, with a personal consultation and individually managed treatment.
If specialist medication, or creams will assist and help provide long lasting benefit, our doctors will prescribe them. In the majority of cases, laser hair removal alone is an ideal solution.
This can range from one session, to half a dozen, depending on your needs, your personal hair growth cycle, safety considerations, the area of the body being treated. The finest, dedicated lasers are always used.
For hair removal, the LightSheer Diode, Harmony Pro and Lumenis IPL Quantum lasers are good choices. Precisely targeted light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, which removes the ability to regrow.
Safety remains paramount at all times, from eye protection glasses specific to the laser wavelength, to your own laser cover which you take home, so there is no risk of cross infection.
We will also patch test your skin to ensure compatibility, although the main aim of our London cosmetic dermatologists is to ensure smooth, hair free skin where you wish this to be. You are welcome to contact us to ask for advice, or arrange a time to visit.