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out about different types of lasers available and to see which one will get you to permanent
laser hair removal results!
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a widely recognised process for removing unwanted hair from the body. It will remove hair permanently in 4-8 sessions to catch it throughout all of its growth cycles. It is fairly painless, as pulses of light from the laser of a pre-determined wavelength pass down the hair follicle and kill it in the root, preventing re-growth, without any sort of damage to the rest of the body. It is a proven, extremely popular treatment, that can remove unwanted hair permanently from any body area.
What exactly does the laser hair removal process involve?
During your laser treatment at our Clinic, a fully qualified aesthetician will carry out the procedure on the areas discussed at the consultation.
The laser works specifically to attack hair follicles by travelling through the pigment in the hair, down to the root, where the energy is absorbed by the bulb. During this process the follicle gets distroyed. As a result, the blood supply to the follicle gets cut off and it stops producing hair.
A single laser hair removal treatment will generally take anything from 10 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the part of your body being treated. Due to the way the body works and produces hair, you will typically need more than one session as the hair grows in cycles and we cannot 'catch' and disable all follicles in one treatment. You will find that following each session, you will be able to go about your daily business as usual, without any negative side effects.
Patients often ask a question: is laser hair removal safe? The answer is yes if you are in the right hands and follow all patients' guidelines. Our clinic has extremely knowledgeable staff to answer any questions you have.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The discomfort during a laser treatment is minimal. Patients can opt to use EMLA cream to minimize the discomfort in the most sensitive body areas, such as bikini, underarms, ankles and occasionally lower legs. Our laser specialists can also help you apply certain breathing techniques during the treatment to minimize the discomfort. Many patients say that laser hair removal gives a lot less discomfort than other methods of hair removal, such as waxing or electrolysis.
Does laser hair removal work for ingrown hair?
Hair removal by laser is also the best solution for ingrown hair. Both men and women often suffer from this condition. The most commen body areas for ingrown hair for women are bikini area (including extended bikini, Brazilian bikini, Hollywood bikini, half legs, full legs and underarms; men can benefit from laser hair removal for ingrown hair on the face, neck, groins and chest.
Which laser hair removal is best for you?
Many articles have been written by different sources about different types of laser and where one can get best hair removal treatment. When it comes to permanent laser hair removal, one should consider two main points before committing to a course of treatments - regardless of whether this is a treatment for a small area, such as facial laser hair removal or laser hair removal for the upper lip only, or whether it is a treatment for a bigger area, such as full legs, brazilian laser hair removal or a laser hair removal for full body:
1) The type of laser machine used by your aesthetic clinic. Not all lasers work effectively to help you get rid of unwanted hair permanently. Our clinic has done a lot of homework before we chose a laser to invest in to guarantee the best possible results for our patients. The LightSheer laser is specifically designed for hair removal: LightSheer XC head is used for small, medium and large body areas, while LightSheer HP of the LightSheer Desire range is perfect for larger body area, such as full back, shoulders, sides of torsochest, abdomen, buttocks, full legs and full arms. We have chosen this laser because of the extensive clinical research that demonstrates its effectiveness for permanent hair reduction. Other systems that we have researched cannot make this claim. We know it works and provides the kind of long term results that our patients have come to expect from an advanced laser clinic.
2) Number of treatments to achieve results. Many clinics that offer laser hair removal will require you to come back for a treatment 10-12 times, while the LightSheer diode laser can do the job in just 4-8 sessions. The laser hair removal cost for a treatment in those clinics, however, can either be the same or higher compared with the clinics offering treatments with the LightSheer system.
3) Please, refer to our publication about the difference between laser and IPL.
Where can I get laser hair removal treatment?
It is important to do your homework on where to get best laser treatment before putting your time and money in it. If you are looking for the most effective approach in London, our clinic in Hither Green, SE13, book a consultation for a laser patch test at our clinic. We work with the winner of all laser hair removal lasers - Lumenis LightSheer Diode Laser that was specificly designed for permanent hair removal. Our qualified laser specialists will go through the procedure with you in further details and will help you decide whether our system may be the best fit for your needs. You will also learn what to expect from your laser treatment and what risks and possible side effects exist if you do not follow the necessary guidelines.
Does laser hair removal work for men?
Laser hair removal for men with LightSheer diode laser is very effective. Our male patients are very happy with the results that can be achieved through our laser system. Excessive unwanted facial or body hair can be frustrating. Laser hair removal for men and women works in a similar way with the difference of men's hair often being more densed. Men also tend to have thicker hair. Permanent hair removal for men is achievable through a number of laser sessions. With our laser, only 4-8 session may be needed as LightSheer diode laser technologie is specifically designed for hair removal treatments due to a specific laser wave length that it just right to disable hair follicles permanently. LightSheer diode laser is suitable for all ethnicities. Laser hair removal for full body is also available. Please, read more information about laser hair removal deals for men or just contact us to discuss your options.
What is the cost of laser hair removal?
The cost of laser hair removal depends on the body area. Body Silk Clinic also offers affordable packages that our patients can benefit from if they are interested in the laser procedure for a number of body areas. Prices are very competitive.
Cost of laser hair removal that we offer is the same for men and women.
Laser hair removal cost for the whole body can save you a lot of money if you opt to purchase our full body laser packages. Contact us to enquire if there are packages available right now for full body.
Due to a high demand for this treatment, please contact us for about the latest laser hair removal prices. For guidance, prices start from £30 per session. Discounts may be available on the courses of treatments. Contact our friendly team to request a quote according to your individual requirements or to book a laser patch test. Whether it is a laser for a face area or brazilian or even for a full body, we will make sure that we will do our best to accommodate affordable arrangements for you!
Do you provide laser treatments for transsexuals and transgenders?
Yes. The laser hair removal treatments are offered to men, women, transsexual and transgender individuals. As mentioned earlier, Body Silk Clinic invested in Gold Standard LightSheer Diode laser system that is suitable and effective for all ethnicities. Our prices are the same for everybody, regardless of the gender. We offer 10% discount to our transgender on single treatments, which means that there is no need to purchase a course of treatments.
Are laser treatments suitable for patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
Millions of women in the UK suffer from PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition affecting the way the ovaries work. PCOS causes hormonal imbalance whereas female body produces high levels of androgens, also known as 'male hormones'. This results in excessive hair growth on face, chest, back and buttocks. LightSheer Diode laser technology provides lots of benefits to the patients with the PCOS in terms of keeping the unwanted hair growth under control. Our Gold Standard laser hair removal system can help you achieve the best results you ever wanted. Body Silk Clinic has a special pricing policy for women with the PCOS whereas they can enjoy 10% off single laser treatments on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Please, find out more about alternative hair removal methods, such as waxing, that our Hither Green clinic offers. In the video above, our patients share their experience about their laser treatments at our London clinic. Feel free to contact our friendly team if you have more questions or read a few articles about the laser hair removal procedure in our Blog. Alternatively, request a FREE Brochure to guide you through the laser procedure at our laser clinic in London that is right by the Hither Green station and only 15 minute walk from Lewisham or Blackheath and Lee SE13.