treat any clients under
the age of 18.
Remove unwanted hair with the leading experts
Laser Hair Removal is a highly effective and proven method to remove unwanted hair on the body and face. Suitable for all skin types, an average of six to ten treatments are needed every four – six weeks to destroy the hair follicles beneath the skin. It is a great alternative to traditional methods such as waxing, shaving and threading that can often include having to grow hairs, discomfort during the removal stage and damage to the skin leaving ingrown hairs.
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What our clients say
Very knowledgeable, great service, wonderful staff, convenient location. I’d absolutely recommend DestinationSkin
Shakila Qayoom – January 2017
What to expect at your consultation
As part of our commitment to safety, you will be asked some questions about your medical history & lifestyle and will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire & self-certification form. Your consultation also includes taking a deeper look at your concern; depending on your condition, this might mean having your skin scanned under a UV lamp or having a patch test (e.g. for excessive hair growth treatment).
You can expect to be with your practitioner for up to 45 minutes in total, which gives you time to ask any questions about the treatments prescribed for you.
|Prices listed are per treatment area. If your area is not listed please let us know. A minimum of 6 sessions are recommended for best results, single sessions are available to maintain results.||Single session|
|Course of 6 sessions|
|Eyebrows I Ears I Upper Lip||£49||£279|
|Hairline I Cheeks I Chin Sideburns I Underarms I Nipples Stomach navel line I Hands Feet Buttock crease||£59||£339|
|Lip & Chin I Neck I Classic bikini||£79||£419|
|Lower face I Shoulders I Upper arms I Lower arms inc hands I Abdomen I Thong bikini||£99||£529|
|Beard I Chest I Upper back I Lower back I 3/4 arms inc hands I Brazilian/Hollywood bikini inc buttock crease I Buttocks||£129||£599|
|Full face I Full arms inc hands I Full back I Upper legs I Lower leg inc knee||£169||£829|
|Chest & abdomen I Back & Shoulders I Full legs||£199||£999|
How does laser hair removal work?
All body and facial hair goes through three distinct phases of growth: Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. At any time, 85% of your hair is in the Anagen phase (active growth) which is when you get the best results from a laser hair removal treatment. It’s when the follicle (dermal papilla) is closest to the skin’s surface. Lasers use different wavelengths to target the hair follicle, heat it, and destroy it whilst leaving the surrounding skin untouched.
If you’ve ever noticed how dark clothes absorb sunlight and heat up on a hot day, you’ll begin to understand how the pigment (colour) in a hair follicle absorbs heat from the laser. The hairs need to have some colour to them to be treated with a laser; darker and thicker hairs respond best to this treatment. This treatment destroys the follicle and prevents further growth. We use three different lasers in our clinics according to different skin and hair types: Diode, Alexandrite and Nd:YAG. Each comprises Lumenis and Cynosure Elite+ lasers.
Will it work for my skin and hair type?
All body & facial hair goes through 3 distinct phases of growth; Anagen, Catagen & Telogen. At any time, 85% of your hair is in the anagen phase (active growth) which where you get best results from a laser hair removal treatment. This is because the follicle (dermal papilla) is closest to the skins surface. Lasers utilise different wavelengths to target the hair follicle, heats it and destroys the hair whilst leaving the surrounding skin untouched.
If you’ve ever noticed how dark clothes absorb sunlight & heat up on a hot day, you’ll begin to understand how the pigment (colour) in a hair follicle absorbs heat from the laser. The hairs need to have some colour to them to be treated with laser, and darker and thicker hairs respond the best to this treatment. This destroys the follicle and prevents further growth. We use three different lasers in our clinics, according to different skin and hair types, these are Diode, Alexandrite and ND:YAG technologies comprising of Lumenis and Cynosure Elite+ lasers.
We use the Fitzpatrick scale as a method of testing skin types to understand how your skin reacts to light and to help us identify the best methods of treatment.
Our practitioners have extensive knowledge in using this dermatologically tested scale to identify and treat skin types and we are able to offer both laser hair removal and skin treatments for skin types I-VI .
- Type I Pale white; blonde or red hair; blue eyes; freckles — always burns, never tans
- Type II White; fair; blonde or red hair; blue, green or hazel eyes — usually burns, tans minimally
- Type III Cream white; fair with any hair or eye colour; quite common — sometimes mild burn, tans uniformly
- Type IV Moderate brown; typical Mediterranean skin tone — rarely burns, always tans well
- Type V Dark brown; Middle Eastern skin types — very rarely burns, tans very easily
- Type VI Deeply pigmented dark brown to black — never burns, tans very easily
Our practitioners have treated thousands of clients with skin types V-VI. We use the latest technology in ND:Yag lasers to offer the only FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved method of hair removal for skin types V-VI, so you can be sure that you’re in safe hands
What results can I expect?
We use the most advanced lasers throughout our treatments to bring the best results for all skin types. Fewer hairs will grow back after each session with greater success depending on the number of treatments you have. The number of treatments varies for each person and the area being treated. On average, a good reduction of hairs will be achieved after just six sessions.
Before & Afters
What will happen at my first appointment?
During your consultation, we will assess the areas to be treated. This means we’ll need a small amount of hair growth to be visible. We will then discuss the number of treatments and the intervals needed between sessions before carrying out a test on the area by shaving the hairs. This allows the laser energy to be absorbed deeper into the skin at the root of the hair. We will often test multiple laser settings to establish the best results for your skin and hair type.
Your first session can take place 24 hours after your test patch has been completed. You will shave at home first and then we will perform the treatment, apply aftercare and discuss this with you before scheduling your next appointment. The best results are achieved with regular treatments due to the hair growth phases.
After your session, the hairs will grow through your skin over the next two to three weeks. You can remove them using a razor if needed; however, a result of the treatment, the growth may be slower and hair can appear finer and sparser. After two to three weeks, in the post treatment stage, the hairs will ‘cast’ (fall away from the skin). You will then be hair-free for a number of weeks before the new regrowth will appear. Over the course of the treatments, you will see patchiness and the hair texture will become finer.
How many skin treatments will I need?
Multiple treatments are needed (between six and ten) because only the hair in the active growth phase – the Anagen phase – can be affected by the laser. Time is needed for hairs in the Catagen and Telogen phases to move into the Anagen phase. Effective results require treatments spread evenly and consistently, from four to eight weeks, depending on the face or body area.
For laser hair removal to be effective, the hair needs to be present in the follicle. This means waxing, threading and tweezing must be avoided before the treatment. You’ll also need to avoid bleaching your hair as the laser needs pigmented follicles to target. You can shave in between treatments but remember that the treated hair will start to fall out of its own accord 1-2 weeks after your first treatment. Do not bleach your hair as there’s no pigment in bleached hair for the laser to target.
If your skin has been exposed to the sun within 4 weeks before your treatment, let your practitioner know prior to your treatment. We can’t treat anyone with a tan – real or fake. If you’re tanned, please contact your clinic at least 48 hours prior to your next appointment to seek advice on how you should proceed.
You must stop any acid based products such as Retinol, Glycolic and Salicylic at least 1-2 weeks before each treatment.
If you have been prescribed or are taking any new medications or herbal supplements, or if anything medically changes let your practitioner know prior to your treatment.