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. During treatment we may use an anesthetic cream to make the treatment more comfortable. 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.