Laser Hair Removal

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal, is used as a generic term, however believe it or not, not all Laser Hair removal systems actually use a laser instead they use an IPL which is Intense Pulse Light.

So what does this mean to you? Three points… Treatment efficiency, cost and expected pain.

Generally Laser or IPL treatments target the hair and the light waves attract to the melanin in the hair and travel down the hair and destroy the the follicle, which results hair to grow more slowly.

IPL will cause an umbrella effect of light that also hits the surrounding skin, whereas lasers actually target the hair itself.

What is IPL?

Here at Chic Enhancements we use IPL 1st Generation which is IPL with Focused RF Energy. What this means to you, is that IPL is more powerful, more effective than traditional IPL and virtually painless.  Secondly the technology is safer on more skin types and hair colours. In addition you will also benefit from skin rejuvenation unlike traditional IPL or True Lasers.

The Procedure

Book a free consultation and discuss the areas that you wish to have treated, you then will be required to have  test patches taken  depending on the number areas been treated to see if you are suitable for the treatment, and  make sure that you have no side effects. This is normally done 3 days before any treatment is started.

Before treatment course can commence you need to have shaved the area at least 3 days before or trimmed the hair to about 3mm long.

On the first day of treatment the aesthetician will apply a contact cosmetic gel to the skin, and start the treatment process. The treatment process will need to be repeated every 6 weeks.

Lasers

We use state-of-the-art Aurox Aesthetics Limited  Lasers to guarantee best results. Our award winning iLight includes ND Yag Laser, and 1st Generation IPL with fused RF, so that we are able to treat skin types 1 to 5 on the Fitzpatrick Scale, including tanned, darker and Asian skin types, which can only be treated effectively by high quality lasers like the iLight.

Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are seen with people who have lighter skin and darker hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair however contains less melanin so is harder to treat.

Normally you would not be able to treat grey/white hair with traditional IPL or Laser as the hair does not contain melanin so is not suitable for treatment. However with our ilight we can treat this colours to a degree.   

How often will I need treatments?

Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed. Treatments are conducted every 4 weeks depending on the area being treated, until a good result is seen. The number of treatments varies, although typically 6 treatments or more are needed for optimum results.

When can I expect after treatment?

The hair follicles are damaged by the heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The dead hairs shed after 1 to 3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs will seem to grow as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.

What does it feel like?

Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a ‘flick or tingle. No anaesthetic is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.

Pricing - (Ladies and Gents) The cost of the patch test will be deducted from the price of your treatment

 

Sessions

Single

3

6

Patch Test 

£20.00

 

 

Hands/feet/toes

£35.00

£90.00

£165.00

Navel line

£35.00

£90.00

£165.00

Nipples

£35.00

£90.00

£165.00

Chin

£35.00

£90.00

£165.00

Upper lip

£30.00

£75.00

£145.00

Buttox

£50.00

£125.00

£240.00

Bikini

£45.00

£115.00

£215.00

Extended bikini

£55.00

£140.00

£260.00

Brazilian bikini

£70.00

£178.00

£335.00

Hollywood bikini

£90.00

£230.00

£430.00

Face

£80.00

£205.00

£385.00

Half arms

£50.00

£125.00

£240.00

Half legs (lower leg)

£60.00

£155.00

£290.00

Neck

£40.00

£100.00

£190.00

Upper leg

£65.00

£165.00

£315.00

Full arms

£90.00

£230.00

£430.00

Chest

£75.00

£190.00

£360.00

Stomach

£50.00

£125.00

£240.00

Back

£110.00

£280.00

£530.00

Jaw line

£35.00

£90.00

£160.00

Full legs

£115.00

£290.00

£550.00

Under arms

£40.00

£105.00

£190.00

 For more information or to book an appointment telephone Karen on 01422383262