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Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal used to be a painful and laborious process for reducing unwanted areas of hair. It is now a much more refined process and you can usually achieve excellent results in three to six treatments, depending on the area being treated.
Costs start from £95.
6 treatments for the price of 5
for small areas (eg lips, chin, underarms, bikini line)
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Laser Protection Advisor Inspection
Until October 2010 it was a legal requirement for businesses providing laser treatments to be registered and risk assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which took over from the Healthcare Commission in April 2009, against strict national minimum standards to ensure quality and safety.
Since October 2010 the use of Lasers and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for non-surgical applications such as those carried out in non-surgical cosmetic surgery clinics are not regulated by the CQC.
Although it is not a legal requirement, A New You is independently checked by a Laser Protection Advisor (LPA) to ensure the quality and safety of the laser hair removal procedures which we offer.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
Laser hair removal treatment is suitable for both women and men who have areas of unwanted hair. The hair can be permanently reduced without shaving, or using depilatory creams and epilators.
For laser hair removal to work there must be hairs in the hair follicles, so waxing, threading and plucking the hairs is not allowed for one month before treatment.
Among the popular areas that men and women have treated are:
- Facial hair (upper lip, chin)
- Nipple hair
- Belly button/abdomen
- Bikini line (including more extensive reduction such as 'Hollywood', 'Brazilian')
- Chest, back and shoulder
- Intimate areas and buttocks
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What can I expect?
A high level of energy is directed onto the area of hair, to arrest the hair follicle in the growing stage. This energy is converted into heat within the hair follicle, and then conducted down the follicle to reach the hair-producing area at the follicle base. The skin is cooled simultaneously to reduce discomfort - some people describe the treatment as feeling like an elastic band being snapped against the skin. It takes a course of treatments to get the best results - usually 3 - 6 treatments performed 4 - 6 weeks apart, depending on the area being treated.
Laser hair removal is a highly successful treatment for both men and women. However, it would be unrealistic to guarantee the disappearance of all unwanted hair with laser hair removal (or any other treatment). You may be required to have an additional session for stubborn and fine, sparse hair which may be resistant to treatment.