Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal offers a lasting way to get rid of unwanted facial or body hair, and has many benefits over temporary methods such as waxing, shaving, epilation and depilatory creams, which can be messy, time consuming and, too often, painful and is ideal for both men and women, unwanted facial hair, unwanted body hair, Bikini line as well as excess hair caused by polycystic ovary syndrome.
Having worked with many lasers over the years, we have opted to use Gentle Max Pro for laser hair removal at the Mi: Skin Laser Clinic. This is because Gentle Max Pro gives you:
- Long-lasting hair removal
- Comfortable treatment
- Quicker treatment times
- Visible results in fewer sessions
- Suitable for all skin types
How does laser hair removal work?
The Gentle Max Pro laser works by directing the energy from a near infra-red light through the hairs you want removed to the hair follicle beneath your skin’s surface. The heat from the laser damages the follicle without hurting the surrounding skin cells. This damage stops the follicle from growing new hair and causes the existing hair to fall out.
Because each hair on your body grows in a cycle made up of three phases, it’s important that we carry out a series of treatments to treat as many hair follicles in their active (anagen) growth phase as possible. You may notice some hair growth from the follicles that were dormant during your treatment, but this should be a lot sparser than in the past.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Hair follicles have incredible regenerative abilities, so you may experience some regrowth in the future. However, treatment with the Gentle Max Pro laser is recognised to lead to a permanent reduction in hair growth after each treatment. Most people find they need an occasional top-up treatment to tackle any hairs that do come back.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you need will depend on your individual case. In most cases, six to eight treatment sessions approximately four to six weeks apart are ideal. If you’re thinking about going hair-free for the summer, late autumn/early winter is the perfect time to schedule a course of treatment.
Does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal with the Gentle Max Pro laser is surprisingly comfortable and you shouldn’t need any anaesthetic for your treatment.
The laser features an innovative cooling tip that keeps the surface of your skin cool, while still allowing the laser energy to be transferred to your targeted hair follicles.
Does Gentle Max Pro work on tanned or dark skin tones?
Yes, Gentle Max Pro’s laser is FDA-approved for use on all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI) as well as tanned skin. It is also possible to use the ND:yag and Alexandrite options if we feel these would be more suitable for your skin.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal has an excellent safety record. That being said, as with any cosmetic treatment – whether surgical or non-surgical – it’s important that you choose a practitioner with suitable training and experience as this will help to minimise the risk of side effects.
What are the potential side effects of the treatment?
The most common side effect following laser hair removal treatment is for your skin to look slightly pink and to feel like you have mild sunburn. This reaction usually disappears within 24 to 48 hours.
Is there anything I should do after the treatment?
There’s no downtime with laser hair removal, so you can get back to your usual activities after each appointment. We recommend that you wear a high factor sunscreen (SPF 30+) after your treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation.
Questions? We’re always happy to help.
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