treat any clients under
the age of 18.
We can treat most areas of the body depending on the concern. Common areas include the upper arms, chest, abdomen, eyebrow, beard and neck. When treating beard lines, Laser Hair Removal is especially effective and can shape, prevent any ingrown hairs forming and reduces skin sensitivity you may normally experience from regular shaving
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser Hair Removal works to destroy the hair follicles in the skin using light energy. Our expert practitioners use their knowledge of hair growth cycles to identify which stage the body hair is in and evaluate when a future session will provide the most effective results. All body hair grows in stages and these stages are called Anagen, Catagen and Telogen.
The treatment works to permanently damage and destroy the hair growing environment so no future hairs can grow there. By using hand-held laser devices which are portable for close range, the intense pulsed light can target the root of the hairs and emits powerful visible and invisible light pulses to the dark hairs which then turns to heat. The dark pigment in the hair follicles soak up the heat from the laser which then damages the hair follicles.
Yet, Laser Hair Removal is most effective during the Anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. This is because the the hair is actively growing and is fully pigmented, so the laser can detect the hair easily and the hair itself will be most responsive to the treatment. However, as hair is only in this stage 20% of the time, a course of treatments is needed to target this growth phase and get the best results.
This treatment is not suitable for people with fine hair as the hair needs to be dark in order to be detected by the laser.
What areas of my body can be treated?
At DestinationSkin we treat almost every area of the body. Common areas include the face, especially the cheeks and neck around the beard line, and the chest, back and shoulders.
There are some areas which we cannot treat, including under the eyebrows, inside the nostrils, over the nipple area and inside the ears.
What lasers do you use?
At DestinationSkin, we use 3 different makes of laser. Your skin and hair type will determine which model we will use to give you the best results to suit you. The models we use are:
- The Lumenis Lightsheer Diode (810nm)
- The Cynosure Alexandrite (755nm)
- The Cynosure ND YAG (1064nm)
In your consultation, a hair assessment will be carried out to determine which laser will be best for your treatment to achieve the desired results safely, and effectively.
What results can I expect?
After your course competition, you can expect significant reduction, if not permanent removal of any unwanted hair. Your practitioner will recommend the ideal number of treatments to achieve this and generally, you will start to see a difference after a few sessions. You will first begin to find the hairs start to reduce in texture and slow in growth rate, with some hairs not returning and or completely disappearing.
Generally during a course, each session will be spread between 2-4 weeks apart and gradually with longer intervals as the hairs start to disappear completely.
What should I do before Laser Hair Removal treatment?
Four weeks before your treatment, you should limit using other hair removal methods on the desired treatment area, such as plucking, waxing and shaving, as we want the hair to be most responsive to the treatment. You should also avoid exposing the desired treatment area to any sun for at least two weeks before the treatment. This can impact the final result of the treatment and lead to some potentially nasty side effects like burns as your skin may be more sensitive to the light energy.
Prior to your treatment, please avoid using an active skincare products (products containing active ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Hyaluronic acid or Retinol) and let us know if you have had any recent skin treatments on the area. It is important you maintain good communication with your practitioner and if you have started any medication or feel unwell, you should let them know they can always reschedule any appointments.
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How much does Laser Hair Removal cost?
|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 many Laser Hair Removal treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will be determined in your initial consultation with your practitioner. Typically, the average number of treatments is around 6– 10 sessions, as we need to target the hair when it is actively growing and most responsive to the laser. For the most effective results, consistent treatments are necessary to target any stubborn, returning hair – usually every 4-8 weeks depending on the area.
After the treatment, avoid using any perfumed products such as lotions, shower gels, deodorants, and fake tan for at least two days whilst the skin heals. You must also avoid using products with active ingredients like Retinol or exfoliating beads for a least one week until the skin has healed fully. This will help reduce any probability of experiencing any side effects. We recommend that you use Australian Bodycare Skinwash as this contains natural tea tree which is an antiseptic, as well as the Australian Bodycare Lotion to re-hydrate the skin and enhance the results of your treatment.
Q: Is there anything I need to do after my Laser Hair Removal treatments?
A: You may experience some reddening of the skin around where the hair used to be, which could last from a few minutes to 24 or 48 hours. For two days after each treatment, avoid exposure to the sun and don’t use the gym, saunas, steam rooms etc.
Q: Can I have Laser Hair Removal if I have keloid scars?
A: If you have keloid scars, or a predisposition to keloid scarring, we would assess the areas to be treated on a case by case basis. As keloid scars are a type of scar that extend beyond the original area of skin damage. As they can be a raised pink, red, skin-coloured scar, that is usually darker than the surrounding skin, we would first need to see how far it extends to make sure there is no potential risk of creating any further skin damage.
Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: By only using high quality devices, we can ensure that our equipment is safe to use on all skin types and tones. For people with lighter hair we would usually recommend Electrolysis, as it can target finer hairs than traditional Laser Hair Removal.
Q: Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
A: All of our laser devices use cooling technology to keep discomfort to a minimum. After treatment we also apply cooling gels and, if necessary, can apply a local anaesthetic to the area if you have a low pain threshold. You will get an idea of the discomfort of the intense pulsed light during the initial patch test. Compared to waxing, Laser Hair Removal is often described as less painful.
Q: Can I have Laser Hair Removal after receiving treatment for cancer?
A: If you were last treated for cancer 1-3 years ago you may be suitable for Laser Hair Removal. We would require a letter from your specialist to pass onto our Medical Director to review before undergoing any further consultations. If you have had any lymph nodes removed from under your arms you unfortunately cannot have any Laser Hair Removal, even if you have received the all clear, as it is too risky and the side effects uncertain.
Q: How is it different from other treatments?
A: Laser Hair Removal is different from other hair removal treatments because it has long term results. It is a safe, innovative way of removing body hair and means you won’t have to think about regular hair removal again!
treat any clients under
the age of 18.
What our clients say
Working in an environment where I was having to shave my beard every day, caused my skin to become very red and irritated. I heard about Laser through my wife, and after several treatments I now have finer hairs that only need shaving every 4 days.