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Laser Hair Removal Suitable for skin types 1-6

At the Laser and Aesthetic Clinic, we use the Gentlemax Pro Laser by Candela, with both Alexandrite and Nd Yag modalities. The Alexandrite laser is suitable for skin types 1-3, whilst the Nd Yag is suitable for skin types 4-6. These two lasers are the gold standard in treatment for hair reduction.

Unwanted hair is a life-long issue. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular laser treatments at The Laser and Aesthetic Clinic. Laser hair removal at The Laser Clinic will reduce hair growth and promote smooth feeling skin.

This method of permanent hair reduction is useful for the treatment of facial and body hair. Treatments are customised to the patient’s individual hair colour and skin type to obtain optimum results.

GentleMax Pro, the integrated aesthetic platform, offers more power and versatility than any other multi-wavelength device. A single consolidated system that delivers a range of treatments–all skin type hair removal, as well as pigmented and vascular lesions. A dual-wavelength laser platform that combines the fastest and most powerful 755 nm premier laser with the Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser for high-performance treatment capabilities in terms of speed, efficacy, ease-of-use, outstanding performance, safety and patient satisfaction.

So if you are looking for laser hair removal in Kent, The Laser and Aesthetic Clinic are here to help.

Book in for a laser hair removal consultation and patch test with the Aesthetician. This is £10 but this fee will get deducted from any laser hair removal treatment booked.

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Questions & Answers

What does the treatment involve?

The Laser light is absorbed by the melanin (the black pigment) in the hair, causing the hair follicle to heat up and hence destroying it. The Aesthetician uses a hand piece to localize the laser to the area being treated.

Laser hair removal works by destroying the bulge in the root of the hair and hence preventing hair growth.

What areas can be treated?

The hair can be removed from your back, arms, legs, chin, virtually anywhere. This method of hair removal can be used on any part of the body and is utilised by both males and females.

How many sessions will I need and how far apart should I have them?

Six treatments are usually required to ensure optimal results as at any given time the laser only treats hair that is in the growth phase of the cycle. These treatments need to be repeated at 4 weekly intervals for the face and 6-8 weekly intervals for the body.

Am I a suitable candidate / what are the contra-indications?

With this laser, we can safely treat all skin types including asian and dark skin types. All skin types 1-6 are suitable for this treatment.

A patch test is recommended prior to your treatment, and it is advisable to not be in the sun for 4 weeks post-treatment.

The main Contra-indication of this treatment is pregnancy and breastfeeding however you may also be an unsuitable candidate due to tanning of the skin and various medical conditions. Other contradictions would be cold sores, suspicious moles, tattoo’s or semi-perm makeup, active infections in the treatment area. If you are not sure if you are a suitable candidate please contacts the clinic for further advice.

What results can I expect?

The best results are seen in the treatment of dark hair on light skin.  After a course of treatments with Laser hair, removal hair growth will be significantly minimal.

Are there any side effects?

It is normal for you to experience some minor side effects after treatment. These can include:

  • Swelling around the mouth of treated follicles for around three days
  • Pain, tingling or numbness
  • Itching on the treated area
  • Redness on the treated area for around three days after treatment

Downtime and aftercare / post-treatment advice?

There is no down time with laser hair removal, however:

  • Do NOT depilate between LASER treatments with waxing, plucking, threading or creams that will disturb the hair follicle. Shaving is the preferred method.

  • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin)

  • Use a sunblock minimum SPF 50 at all times throughout the course of treatment.

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