The presence of hair in some regions of the body may be acceptable for some people, but not for others. Unwanted hair is a real problem for some people and can be uncomfortable to live with.
There are a number of traditional methods of removing unwanted hair: plucking, shaving, depilatory creams, waxing and electrolysis, all of which can be painful, messy and have associated problems.
Modern laser hair removal technology is sensitive, precise and effective for all areas of the body. At Laserase Croydon, we employ the Ellite Laser System, which provides Alexandrite and NDYAG Lasers. Together with our clinical and professional expertise, the Ellite enables our hair removal treatments to be some of the most effective available. The Ellite system also enables laser hair removal to be performed on virtually any skin type/colour and result in PERMANENT hair reduction.
For many years, lasers have been used with great success to treat skin problems, and, through continuous research, new uses are being developed all the time.
Following world-wide trials, Lasers have been shown to be extremely safe and effective in treating hair removal, without some of the side effects and pain associated with other treatments. They can also lead to a state of PERMANENT hair reduction, thereby reducing the frequency of ongoing treatments long term.
- Hair is made up of a shaft and a root. The shaft is the hair you see on your skin. The root is buried within the skin. At the lower end of the root is a swelling called a hair bulb and this is surrounded by a socket called a hair follicle. The hair grows upwards from the root and emerges from the skin. Each hair has several growth phases:
o Anagen – where the hair grows in length
o Telogen – a resting phase
o Catagen – a shedding phase where the hair falls out
This is known as the normal growth cycle. In this way hairs are continually grown, shed and replaced throughout an individual’s life and, at any one time, different hairs will be at different stages of this growth cycle. The length of the growth cycle varies between different sites of the body and of course between individuals.
Lasers tend to be most effective in reducing hair growth during the Anagen (growth) phase. Therefore, since different hairs are in different phases of the growth cycle a course of laser treatments is generally required for optimal results.No. The amount and distribution of body hair is largely determined genetically. This may vary according to racial or familial characteristics. For example, women of Asian or Mediterranean background may tend to grow darker, thicker hair than those from Northern Europe.Hirsutism is a term used in medical practice to describe excessive hair growth, especially in females. This can often be quite natural and due to normal genetic characteristics or can be due to certain medical conditions.
The presence of hair in some regions of the body may be acceptable for some people but not for others.There are a number of methods used to remove hair today. These include plucking, shaving, depilatory creams, waxing and electrolysis. All these methods have their associated problems; they may be time- consuming, painful, messy and only temporarily effective. Electrolysis can cause scarring. Until recently these were the only methods of depilation available. Now, however, lasers appear to be far superior, in terms of efficacy and reducing the frequency of treatments long term.Lasers produce pulses of coherent light at a specific wavelength that passes through the skin. The pulses are converted to heat at the hair follicle, which stops any further re-growth of hair.The Alexandrite laser is ideal for lighter-skinned patients with dark hair, and suited to treatment of all body areas.
The Nd: YAG laser is especially effective in treating patients with darker skin types.No single laser system destroys all hair follicles. Some follicles are destroyed, others are miniaturized and some enter a prolonged resting phase. It is possible that with a sufficient number of treatments, true PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION can be achieved.This will vary depending on the area treated, the response of the individual, what has been done to the hair in the past and any underlying medical conditions. On average 3 to 6 treatments are needed at 4 to 6 week intervals.Yes, although very large areas may take a little longer. We would not recommend the treatment of hairy moles and the nasal septum.A slight irritation of the skin, including redness and slight burning sensation can occur in the first few days following treatment. This is reduced considerably by the use of a skin cooling device during treatment. Cooling the area after treatment (with ice, for example) should help reduce any inflammation further. Blistering or crusting may occur in a minority of patients. Rarely is any specific treatment required and it will usually clear in a few days. If blistering does occur, prolonged immersion in water, e.g., swimming should be avoided and when bathing or showering the area should be patted dry and not rubbed. Rarely some patients may find that the area of treated skin appears darker or lighter following treatment. This would normally resolve with time.Yes. There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that the treatment can lead to skin disorders or an increased risk of cancer. Furthermore, every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of the patient.
Having met all the necessary conditions, Laserase Croydon is registered with the Care Quality Commission. The lasers are also subject to annual checks by the Regional Radiation Physics & Protection Service.
The treatment is carried out only by qualified and fully trained doctors and nurses. Patients are required to wear approved protective goggles at all times.
Pricing Information – Hair removal
Price per session*
Price for 6 sessions*
Call now – Free consultation Call now – Free consultation Upper lip £50 £250 Upper lip and chin £75 £375 Under arm and bikini line £120 £600 Back £200 £1000 Neck (back) £60 £300 Chest £100 £500 Shoulders £80 £400 Abdomen (whole) £100 £500 Upper arms (all round) £80 £400 Lower arm (all round) £80 £400 Whole arms (all round) £150 £750 Shoulders and back of neck £100 £500 Under arms £80 £400 Full back (including shoulders) £250 £1250 Bikini line £75 £375 Extended Bikini line £100 £500 Full Pubic £120 £600 Linea Nigra £50 £250 Nipple area £50 £250 Beard Area £75 £375 Chin £50 £250 Eyebrows (in between) £50 £250 Ears £65 £325 Nose £60 £300 Feet £60 £300 Lower legs (all round) £140 £700 Thighs (all round) £150 £750 Thighs & lower legs (all round) £275 £1375
*Please Note: Prices quoted are per session and are an approximate guide only. The initial consultation is offered entirely free of charge with no obligation to undergo treatment.
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