Laser hair removal is the most effective way to quickly and permanently reduce unwanted hair on the face and the body and is fast becoming the most popular too! One of the attractions of laser hair removal is that there is very little discomfort during the treatment (when performed by a fully-trained, highly-skilled professional, using the best technology available) and usually very mild recovery symptoms and zero downtime. This is especially the case here at Skin Perfection as we are experts on administering this treatment as well as advising aftercare protocols, so you get the very best results, but also know what to expect from each treatment session as well as how to manage any skin recovery.
To understand what the recovery symptoms might be like, it’s worth explaining how laser hair removal works.
How laser hair removal works
Laser hair removal uses a device which emits specially selected wavelengths of light, to penetrate in to the hair follicle and to put this follicle ‘to sleep’, thus retarding the hair growth. Different wavelengths are best suited to different types of skin, from very light to very dark skins, as the laser works on the melanin in the hair.
As the laser light energy is emitted it creates heat, this heat is what affects the hair follicle.
Laser hair removal recovery
Sometimes, after laser hair removal, you might experience some slight redness and swelling and this is quite normal. If you have darker skin, the melanin in the skin can potentially be affected by the laser light. However, at Skin Perfection we use the gold standard in laser hair removal, the Cynosure Elite+ and Apogee+ class 4 laser systems which offer both cooling technology and medical-grade performance during the procedure. This means that any swelling or redness will be minimal and should disappear in the first few hours following your treatment.
It’s important to go to a reputable and responsible clinic to have laser hair removal as there are many sub-standard devices and poorly trained practitioners out there. All our experts here at Skin Perfection are specially trained, qualified and insured to deliver the very best possible results for all skin types, including Asian and African-Caribbean skins. Therefore, you can be assured you’ll be receiving the safest possible treatment for optimum results.
Laser hair removal aftercare
Before a laser hair removal treatment, we will invite you to a no obligation consultation so that we can assess your skin type, check your medical health records and explain how the treatment can help you by means of results. Only when both you and your practitioner are happy to go ahead, will we administer treatment.
Afterwards we will give you tips on how to manage any symptoms which are a result of the laser hair removal procedure, such as applying a cool pack immediately following your treatment, using cooling gels or lotions and avoiding direct sunlight and hot baths, showers or steam rooms. This will go a long way to minimising any symptoms, so that you can get on with your daily routine after your treatment with minimal discomfort.
Laser hair removal in London at Skin Perfection
Contact the Skin Perfection London team today for more information, or to book your free consultation.