LASER HAIR REMOVAL

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SOPRANO XL LASER HAIR REMOVAL

The Soprano laser hair removal device is a revolutionary 810nm diode laser offering Pain-free, Hair-free permanent hair removal for all skin types. No other device delivers high average power while utilising In-MotionTM technology and high repetition rate to create a new standard in virtually painless laser hair reduction. The gradual heating of the skin combined with simultaneous cooling from a Sapphire tip creates a comfortable treatment experience without any analgesics. It has been likened to a hot stone massage. It is clinically proven to be effective for all skin types, body parts including the face, and pigmented hair.

Each treatment session will take an average of 15 mins for an underarm area or longer for larger areas. The number of sessions required depends on the density of hair and ranges from 2 to 4 treatments or more. The recommended interval between treatments is 6 weeks. Depending on the area of treatment our prices range from £60 - £300 per session, however we do courses of 6 laser hair treatments for reduced costs.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Traditional methods for removing unwanted body hair include shaving, waxing, the application of depilatory cream and electrolysis. Depilation by laser is a technique that not only helps those with normal hair growth, but also those who suffer from excessive hairiness of the body or face (hirsutism) which can cause psychological distress.

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HAIR BIOLOGY

The hair grows in cycles, alternating between a growing phase (anagen) and a quiescent phase (telogen); catagen is the period of transition between the two.

Cells half way up the hair follicle are thought to be responsible for hair growth. The depilation laser delivers a particular wavelengh of laser light which targets the pigment in the hair. This light penetrates up to a millimetre beneath the skin where it is absorbed by the pigment in the part of the hair root which is important for growth.

Hairs come in a variety of thicknesses and colours according to the pigment they contain. Black and Laser light penetrates through the skin and is preferentially absorbed by the hair.

The stem cells responsible for hair growth are thought to be located at the attachment of the erector pili muscle to the brown hairs contain most pigment and are easiest to treat. Grey or blonde hair has little pigment and is unlikely to respond to treatment.

TREATMENT

Treatment may be a little uncomfortable - it feels a little like an elastic band snapping against the skin - but some patients prefer to use local anaesthetic cream to numb the area first. Aloe vera gel may also be used during or after treatment for its cooling effect. Some lasers have a cooling system which reduces the discomfort of the treatment.

After treatment, the treated area may look red and feel warm and tender. This feeling goes after a couple of hours, but in a few patients, particularly those with dark skin, blistering and crusting of the skin sometimes occurs after laser treatment. Some hairs disappear at the treatment session; others, which initially look curled up or "frazzled" may take a few days to fall out.

RESULTS

Initial reports of laser hair removal were extremely promising, and some research went so far as to claim that it may be permanent, but this is generally not the case. A few patients do not respond to the laser treatment at all but many will have good results. Regrowth is not only less dense but also less coarse. In the ideal patient, with dark hair and pale skin, the hair usually disappears for two to three months and then slowly regrows. Repeat treatment is usually required several times a year.

SAFETY

When laser treatment is carried out it is essential that all those within the treatment room, you and the staff, should wear protective goggles or glasses. Entry to the room is strictly controlled whilst treatment is being given.

COMPLICATIONS & PROBLEMS

Laser light can damage the skins pigment and sometimes the treatment area may become unusually pale or dark several months after treatment. For this reason, it is always wise to carry out a small trial of treatment in an unobtrusive area before proceeding to extensive treatment. The test patch is examined six to eight weeks later for unwanted side effects and to carefully assess success before proceeding to further treatment. Special care is needed when treating patients with black or brown skin. The Nd-YAG laser may be most suitable for dark skins as it causes less skin damage. After treatment you should stay out of the sun as exposure of recently laser treated skin to strong sunshine may increase the risk of pigmentation problems.

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HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Procedure duration30 - 60 minutes
AnaesthesiaNot required
  
Risks - commonredness
Risks - uncommonskin burn, hyperpigmentation
Pain and discomfortminimal
  
Time off workno downtime 
SportsImmediate return to exercisde without any restrictions
Resultpermanent hair reduction but may require several sessions for maintenance

FEES

Small Area ( lip/chin/areola)£60    course 6 sessions £300
Under Arms£80    course 6 sessions £400
Lower Legs£160   course 6 sessions £800
Full Legs£300   course 6 sessions £1500
Forearms£100   course 6 sessions £500
Full Arm£160   course 6 sessions £800
Bikini Line£80    course 6 sessions £400
High Bikini£110   course 6 sessions £550
 Full Bikini£150   course 6 sessions £750
 Shoulders£100   course 6 sessions £500
 Full Back£200   course 6 sessions £1000

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