Laser Hair Removal

Dark Skin Type

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Treatment By

Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Treatment Type

Laser

Downtime

Minimal

Treatment Time

15 – 60 Minutes

Results Seen

After 4-6 sessions

Discomfort

Mild

Laser hair removal for those with dark skin is now achievable with our latest treatment available at our Leamington Spa clinic. Non-invasive hair removal with the Candela GentleMax Pro is suitable for those with dark skin. The Candela GentleMax Pro is the gold standard laser hair removal system, chosen by aesthetic practitioners across the globe. The technology combines two lasers – Candela Alexandrite laser for lighter skin and the Candela Nd: YAG laser for darker skin.

Treatment Areas

  • Face, chin, sideburns, beard
  • Chest
  • Arms and Legs
  • Feet, hands and fingers
  • Intimate areas

Treatment Benefits

  • Long term, permanent hair reduction.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Performed by a full trained and insured laser specialists.
  • Suitable for treatment of facial redness and broken blood vessels.
  • Suitable for rejuvenation in areas of sun damage.

In recent years, the desire for patients wanting to reduce or even remove excess hair permanently has grown massively. Those looking to avoid the hassle of shaving or waxing regularly turn to laser hair removal. For those with medical conditions that cause excess hair growth, laser hair removal is an option too. Typically patients require 4-6 sessions to see the desired results.

In the past, those with darker skin have struggled to see pleasing results from laser hair removal treatments. Luckily, with advancements in technology, this concern has now been overcome. The Candela GentleMax pro is suitable for those with darker skin.

By using the 1064nm Nd:YAG laser, patients with darker skin can experience safe and effective results. The longer wavelength of light in this laser makes disruption to the pigment in the overlying skin less likely. Our laser specialists are also able to penetrate deeply enough to focus energy on the hair follicle. This is extremely important, as damage to the skin here can cause hyperpigmentation.

There are a number of laser hair removal systems on the market, like the Soprano Ice and Platinum, Motus AX and various IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) machines. Eve Clinics has chosen the Candela GentleMax Pro because of the continued safe and effective results as well as resources that have gone into development of the machine. There are a number of other skin concerns the laser also treats, like benign pigmented lesions and vascular lesions. Gentle Pro lasers have been the industry standard for two decades.

Patients will typically require multiple treatments to see the best results. During your consultation at Eve Clinics in Leamington Spa, the laser specialist will discuss treatment goals and pre-treatment advice.

Before your treatment we ask you to shave the area being targeted. Unlike other hair removal methods like waxing, we do not require a lot of hair present to carry out treatment. For your comfort, we have invested in the most advanced Zimmer Cryo 6 which is installed into the laser from manufacturing. This cooling mechanism reduces the discomfort of the treatment. You will experience some discomfort that has been likened to somebody flicking a hot rubber band at you repeatedly.

Many women with PCOS often turn to laser hair removal. PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a life limiting condition women experience and excessive hair growth is one of the main side effects. The NHS actually recognizes and recommends laser hair removal as a method for removing unwanted hair for those with PCOS. Although conventional methods of hair removal like shaving, plucking, waxing and hair removal creams offer some temporarily relief of symptoms, they are not permanent like laser hair removal.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Candela GentleMax Pro offers laser hair removal for all skin types with dual wavelength options. Generally patients with more coarse hair will need fewer sessions.

  • 755 nm: optimal for Skin Types I-III
  • 1064 nm : optimal for Skin Types IV-VI

Please note a patch test is required before treatment (A minimum of 2-3 days or maximum of 6 months prior).

Laser hair removal is the process of permanently reducing or removing unwanted hair. The laser gradually heats the hair to damage hair follicles from deep within the root without affecting the surrounding tissue. This results in hair regrowth stopping. During treatment, the Candela GentleMax applicator is moved over the desired area of skin. The device contains a cryogenic super-cooling spray to make the treatment more comfortable.

Patients can expect up to a 90% reduction in hair after 4-6 sessions. Some patients may require more sessions, depending on the area treated and their skin type or hair colour.

Prior to treatment, patients are asked to shave the area in question (please do not wax, tweeze or bleach the area). We’ll start by making you feel comfortable in our clinic room. While you relax, we’ll carry out the treatment. Finally, our experts will provide you with all of the post treatment advice you’ll need to enjoy the best results.

You should avoid the sun for a couple of weeks and apply SPF 50 for up to 3 months if the area treated is not covered (face).

Patients should wait at least 4 weeks after returning from a summer/sunny holiday.

Patients should use cooling and calming gel, aloe Vera gel or Hypericum gel available at Eve Clinics.

Patients should avoid hot baths 3-5 days after treatment. As well as swimming pools, saunas or hot tubs. You can shower as normal a couple of hours after treatment.

Patients should wait 4-6 weeks between sessions and even longer after the third session because hair growth is very slow.

No, the hair tip needs to be showing on the skin. Otherwise there is no conductor of the energy of the laser up to the root of the hair. The area needs to be shaved 2-3 days prior the treatment.

Yes it is the best treatment for ingrown hairs.

Not at all, the hair is less and less course and with each session, it reduces the regrowth cycle.

Most of the time, yes, laser hair removal is a permanent solution to hair growth. Although there is no guarantee, patients may require maintenance sessions every 2-3 years. In our experience of more than 20 years, we find the areas where hair was very fine is more susceptible to hair regrowth. Also, strong medication or hormonal changes can stimulate the hair growth but patients usually require only maintenance and not full treatments.

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