Diode Laser Hair Removal

We are proud to offer Latest pain free Diode Laser Hair removal treatment

Powerful and effective, diode laser delivers effective outcomes using high-spec technology that is confidently the world′s most advanced . It allows for a range of problematic hair problems to be solved or managed including the bikini line, sideburns, upper lip and full facial area as well as larger common problem areas such as the legs and back.

Laser hair removal works by focusing a laser beam at the base of the hair follicle. Energy from the laser is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. The light is then converted into heat causing thermal damage to the follicle. Re-growth is then impeded in the damaged follicle. Laser hair removal is different to IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) which uses less powerful, diffused light waves and it can also be used on darker skin types (up to skin shade 5).

How does the system work?

The laser light safely and gently passes through the dermis allowing the laser light to be absorbed into the hair root destroying the cells so they can no longer produce hair. Though hair re-growth has been prevented the laser does not injure the surrounding skin and the procedure is virtually pain-free.

What colour hair can be treated?

Other than white and grey hair, all hair colours can be permanently reduced through treatments. Dark hairs are most easily treatment due to the high concentration of melanin that gives maximum absorption. The Ecolite software allows the operator to adjust the treatment parameters for different hair and pigment types according to the client’s individual requirements.

Does the client need to shave before the treatment?

As the energy is being absorbed, the discomfort depends upon the concentration of melanin in the epidermis and the hairs combined. Consequently there will be more sensation in darker skin types and those with dense hair. No Anaesthesia is required and most patients describe the pain as moderate and acceptable.

Most clients find the Ecolite IR diode pain-free treatment extremely comfortable with very little discomfort. Some clients describe the sensation as a soothing hot stone massage.

Why hairs grow after treatment?

Unlike other light epilation treatments, hair is not vaporised by the Ecolite treatment. The heat kills the root, but the hair remains in the skin and sometimes become attached to the epidermis. Over the 1-3 weeks following the treatment, the hairs will fall out as the epidermis renews itself. During this period, it will seem as the hair is “growing.”

Once the hair follicle is successfully treated, it cannot grow new hair. However, there are invariably a few hair follicles that manage to partially escape the laser during each treatment. Some of these follicles may be only stunned and will be retreated.

How can you tell if the treatment has worked?

A few minutes after the treatment, there are various indications of the effectiveness of the treatment. These include: the colour of the hair becoming charcoal, the hair expanding in size or a red ring around each follicle. These are good indications that sufficient hearing of the follicles has taken place. However, this is not always seen and many patients have great results without the past treatment signs.

What are the side effects?

The Ecolite IR diode laser is completely safe, and thus, no special precautions are needed apart from glasses and for the brightness generated from the handpiece. The skin of some patients becomes quite red immediately after treatment and very rarely small blisters as from excessive sun exposure can occur. However, most patients experience no side effects at all, and any of the described skin reactions should disappear within hours to a few days. Unlike electrolysis, Ecolite treatments are not invasive.

In general, laser procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects. The following potential temporary side effects are considered normal for the first few days.

The following potential temporary side effects are considered normal for the first few days:

  • Itching
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Swelling around mouth of follicle (bumps)
  • Tingling or feeling of numbness

Some clients experience pigment changes in the skin colour. if this occurs, the skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time, however in rare cases may persist permanently. All treatment results are individual.

If you exposure your unprotected skin to UV light before and after treatments, you are seriously increasing your chance of adverse side effects, including burns and discolouration, so avoid unprotected sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before and after with an SPF 15+ sunblock.

How many treatments are necessary?

During your consultation, your hair and skin will be assessed and you will be recommended a bespoke program that will offer you the best results for your needs.

Only hair in the growth phase can be treated. The number of hairs in the phase varies from 20 percent to 70 percent depending on the hair site. The lengths of the growth cycles also vary from 6 to 24 weeks depending on the body site. For most patients, three to seven treatments are sufficient to permanently reduce an area of hair up to 85 percent. After the first treatment, most clients get a significant reduction in hair density as new hairs tend to become finer. It is important to know that the first treatment is believed to synchronise the anagen (growth) phase of the non-anagen hairs. This may cause what seems to be re-growth, but actually just sleeping hairs starting to grow at the same time (new growth). This in turn makes the treatment(s) more effective.

The hair growth cycle will slow throughout the laser course as there is less blood flow and nourishment to the hair site. The growth may slow to months or even years before new hairs show up. This is why maintenance is required after the initial course. All treatment results are individual.

How do I prepare for the treatment?

Clients should avoid tanning for 1 month prior to the treatment. Immediately after each treatment session, the skin is particularly sensitive to UV light and strong sunlight should be avoided for 4-5 days.

Is it permaenent?

Research shows that the majority of people treating standard areas such as the bikini or legs achieve 80-85% hair reduction on average.

TO MAINTAIN YOUR RESULTS AND LENGTHEN YOUR HAIR-FREE PERIOD, WE RECOMMEND A YEARLY FOLLOW UP SESSION TO MAINTAIN YOUR DESIRED RESULTS.

What should I expect post treatment?

Because treated follicles have been heated, the area may become red and possibly swell for 1-3 days. Swelling results from heat, not infection, and is therefore normal and expected.

Some hairs will appear ‘shrivelled’ and others may appear unaffected. This does not mean the treatment has not been successful as the Ecolite IR Diode Laser generally treats the hair below the skin surface. Damage to hair occurs deeper than some other lasers, which enhances treatment safety and efficacy.

You may notice ‘dead’ hair surfacing for 2-3 weeks after treatment. Although this may appear to be new growth, it is generally not. This process is called purging or shedding and will take time to complete. You should wipe away these hairs with a damp cloth or loofah once the sensitivity of treated area resolves. Start this exfoliating process 1 week after treatment, but no earlier.

Crusts can occasionally form in some spots. This does not mean infection and does not mean the area will scar. Do NOT pick at the crusting.

Pricing

Single Course of 6

Small Areas

  • Earlobes
  • Nose
  • Toes
  • Fingers
  • Nipples
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Cheek bones
  • Sideburns
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
£50
RRP £169
£215
Average Cost Per Treatment £35.80

Medium Areas

  • Hands & Fingers
  • Feet & Toes
  • Under Arms
  • Bikini Line- Standard
  • Jaw Line
  • Neck Front & Back
  • Jaw Line & Neck (Front)
  • Upper Arms
  • Lower Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Abdomen
  • Full Face
£79
RRP £199
£285
Average Cost Per Treatment £47.50

Large Areas

  • Buttocks
  • Half Back - upper
  • Half Back - lower
  • Lower legs
  • Upper legs
  • Full Arms
£99
RRP £220
£350
Average Cost Per Treatment £58.30

Extra Large Areas

  • Full Legs
  • Full Back
  • Full Front
£120
RRP £300
£415
Average Cost Per Treatment £69

Full Body

Excluding Face (Neck & Back)
£220
RRP £600
£799
Average Cost Per Treatment £133

Full Body

Including Face (Excluding Back)
£260
RRP £600
£899
Average Cost Per Treatment £149.80

Ultimate Body Package

Full Body Including Face, Neck & Back
£290
RRP £680
£999
Average Cost Per Treatment £165.50