treat any clients under
the age of 18.
Every year in the UK we spend around £25 million on hair removal products like razors & waxing which offer a short term solution to a long term problem. Unwanted hair growth is a personal issue for men & women alike. DestinationSkin have experience of treating all skin types & ethnicities with excessive hair growth so you know that you are in safe hands. We also specialise in facial laser hair removal which is a safe treatment to permanently reduce facial hair on the upper lip, chin, side burns, eyebrow area or hairline.
No of treatmentsBetween 6 - 18 dependant on area
Treatment Time15 - 60 mins
Understanding hair growth
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 is when you get best results from a laser hair removal treatment. This is because the follicle (dermal papilla) is closest to the skins surface. The laser beam targets the follicle, heats it & destroys the hair.
How many treatments will I need?
Multiple treatments are needed (between 6-18) because only hair in the active growth phase, or “anagen” phase can be affected by the laser. Time is needed for hairs in the Catagen & Telogen phases to move into the Anagen face. Effective results require treatments spread evenly. We recommend once every 4 weeks to remove facial hair and every 6-8 weeks to remove body hair.
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
Is laser hair removal right for me?
We have invested in the safest & most effective lasers to allow us to treat all skin types & ethnicities. The Cynosure Elite+ lasers utilise different wavelengths to target the hair follicle whilst leaving the surrounding skin untouched. Laser treatment is most effective on darker hair as it is best absorbed when there’s more pigment. Our Cynosure Elite+ lasers mean we get good results even if you have darker skin or very light hair where other lasers wouldn’t work.
What lasers do you use?
At DestinationSkin, we use 3 different makes and models dependant on your skin and hair type. These models 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.
|Get hair free skin with our courses||Maintain results|
|Area of concern||Course of 6||Course of 9||Single treatment|
|Extra Small Area:|
Eyebrows, Ears OR Upper Lip
Underarms, Chin, Nipples, Navel Line (Linea), Cheeks, Sideburns, Hariline, Feet, Hands OR Buttock Crease
Lip & Chin, Classic Bikini OR Neck
Lower Face (chin, upper lip, sideburns, cheeks & jawline), Thong Bikini, Shoulders, Abdomen, Upper Arms OR Lower Arms inc hands
|Extra Large Area:|
Beard, Brazilian/Hollywood Bikini inc buttock crease, 3/4 arms inc hands, Chest, Upper Back, Lower Back OR Buttocks
|XXLarge Area: |
Lower Leg inc knee, Upper Legs, Full Arms inc hands, Full Face (chin, upper lip, sideburns, cheeks, jawline, hairline, between brows & above brows) or Full Back
Full Legs, Back & Shoulders OR Chest & Abdomen
What our clients say
I have been getting laser hair removal (full bikini, underarms, upper lip) at the Bristol branch of destination skin for some months now and I would highly recommend them to anyone. The staff are really friendly and professional and they aways make me feel at ease during treatments. I am so pleased with the results, my confidence has boosted no end, it’s so nice to be able to throw on any clothes or swim wear I feel like without worrying about awful shaving rash and the dreaded 5oclock shadow! They are also the best value for money I could find in the area and I don’t feel this has any impact on the quality of their service. Thank you so much!
What our clients say
Have been going to Destination Skin New Kings Road for several years and have had laser hair removal done as well as regular facials and peels with great success. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about their services and skincare in general. I highly recommend their services.