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 and women alike. DestinationSkin has experience of treating excessive hair growth on all skin types and ethnicities, so you know you’re 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, sideburns, eyebrow area or hairline.
How many treatments will I need to remove the hair?
All body and 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 skin’s surface. The laser beam targets the follicle, heats it and destroys the hair.
Multiple treatments are needed (between 6-18) because only hair in the active growth phase, or “anagen” phase is 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. 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 and most effective lasers to allow us to treat all skin types and 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 depending 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.
How much does hair removal cost?
A minimum of 6 sessions are recommended for best results, single treatment sessions are available to maintain results.
|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|