Laser Hair Removal at Revive Hair & Beauty Salons in Altrincham Town Centre – Frequently Asked Questions
On this page, we answer some of your Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal. For more information, please feel free to call our Altrincham beauty salons using the links below and our experienced team will be happy to advise you.
Laser hair removal uses light to eliminate hair more effectively and for a longer period of time. The treatment involves applying a broad-spectrum light to the surface of the skin where it penetrates the hair shaft. The light is absorbed and the hair root is heated up and destroyed. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of the skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is covered.
Nd:YAG is the newest type of laser in use for hair removal. It provides a safe and highly effective method of hair removal on all skin types, from light to dark. Nd:YAG lasers penetrate the skin more deeply than other lasers, avoiding damaging the epidermis and targeting the hair follicle directly.
Which areas of the body can be treated by laser hair removal?
Nearly all of the body can be treated with laser. Treatment areas include the face, underarms, arms, legs, back, bikini, chest, and more!
What can I expect during my laser hair removal treatment?
We ask that all patients shave the area of treatment prior to their appointment. We will then apply a cool gel. The laser will then be positioned gently against the skin and subsequently, pulses of intense light are delivered into the hairs and thus destroying the follicles.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments can take from just 5-120 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Treatments are virtually painless and will vary patient to patient. Patients describe a range of sensations during treatment from tingling to the snapping of a rubber band.
How soon will I see the results from a laser hair removal treatment?
With any permanent hair reduction programme, you will see results in 4 to 6 weeks, but this will vary depending on skin and hair colour.
How many treatments are needed?
A series of 3-8 treatments is recommended for optimal results but, every patient is different. Working together we can develop a plan that is right for you!
Why do we need multiple laser hair removal treatments to achieve results?
Our hair naturally grows in 3 different stages. All our hair is not in the same stage at the same time, so when an area is treated only a percentage of hair follicles will be affected. Therefore, to effectively reduce your unwanted hair, multiple treatments are necessary.
What type of results would I expect from laser hair removal?
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in hair thickness and in the amount of hair present. In addition, you may also see a decrease in stubble, rashes and ingrown hairs!
Are there any side effects to laser hair removal?
Some typical side effects of laser hair removal include a mild sunburn-like sensation (redness), accompanied by some minor swelling immediately following the treatment. These effects may last a few days.
Why choose laser hair removal at Revive Hair & Beauty Clinic in Hale?
Although laser hair removal is more expensive than waxing or threading, it is more affordable than you might think and most people see a very significant reduction in hair regrowth.
At Revive Beauty Clinics in Altrincham, we are laser hair removal specialists with wide experience of laser technology to ensure a safe and effective service. In using a specialist medical-grade lasers, you can be confident that we will achieve superior hair removal results, whatever your skin type or colour.
What type of lasers do you operate at Revive?
At Revive we only operate medical-grade lasers, including Leminus, Cynosure Elite+ and Alma Soprano – the industry’s gold standard for hair removal.
Suitable for even sensitive areas, the technology used in Soprano XL lasers means the treatment is quick and comfortable. Soprano works in a sweeping motion, alleviating missed patches. This is virtually pain free as it has a special system that cools on contact, and is suitable for most skin types including Asian and darker.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
We suggest that you should book a series of treatments and offer discounts if booking a course. We also offer single one-off prices if you would prefer to try the treatment first plus we have maintenance prices which are discounted. You can see our full price list here.
We can discuss the best approach in more detail and assess the varying factors more accurately at an initial consultation. Please note that there is a £45.00 fee for this consultation, which will be refunded against future laser treatments carried out within 8 weeks.
Why do I need a consultation ahead of my laser hair removal appointment
A full consultation is required ahead of your laser treatment so that we can assess your medical history to ensure you are suitable for treatment and also carry out a patch test to ensure you will not experience any adverse reaction to the treatment. This must be carried out 72 hours before treatment.
How can I book my laser hair removal appointment?
For a complimentary laser hair removal consultation, or to book a laser hair removal appointment, please call our beauty salon in Hale on 0161 980 8555 or use our online booking system via the pop-up bar to the side of the screen.
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