Laser hair removal has been around for a few years now, but you might be surprised to learn that it was first discovered way back in 1963. It was an accidental discovery though, and the procedure itself didn’t really get going until the 1980s. Even then it wasn’t widely used. These days it’s incredibly popular and even more popular at the Este clinics where we undergo hundreds of sessions per week.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a method of permanently removing unwanted hair on your face and body. It has been shown to be able to remove around 80-90% of hair. Once a hair follicle has been destroyed by laser, no further hair can grow.
You will need a course of around six to eight treatments (depending on the hair you want removed). Over time, you may experience a little regrowth, however this is usually only minimal and can be dealt with by another course of laser hair removal therapy. Laser hair removal is the preferred method of hair removal of many men and women as it is long-lasting, minimally invasive, and there is little maintenance needed.
Who can have Laser Hair Removal?
Anyone can have laser hair removal, and at our Este laser hair removal clinic, we’ve seen many men and women enjoy fantastic results. Laser hair removal results vary depending on a number of factors such as -
- Skin tone
- Hair type
- Area to be treated
- What growth stage your hair is in
You’ll can see more of our laser hair removal before and after pics on our treatment page and also when you book your free initial consultation with us.
During this appointment, we will also be able to discuss what sort of results you can expect from your treatment. Wondering why it’s not a one-size-fits-all process? Because we’re all different and our bodies and hair type all respond differently to the treatment. But these days, whether you’re dark skinned or light skinned, you can still enjoy the benefits of this cutting edge treatment.
What Types of Laser Hair Removal Machines does Este use?
We have three types of laser hair removal machine that we use at Este and they’re all FDA approved for all skin types. They are -
- The Soprano laser hair removal machine
- The Soprano Titanium laser hair removal machine
- Candela laser hair removal machine
The type of machine used depends on the area to be treated, but all of our machines deliver great results and are the very best in professional laser hair removal machine technology.
Why is Laser Hair Removal better than Waxing or Shaving?
Anyone who’s ever had a wax – whether that’s a professional one or an at-home treatment – will know just how painful waxing can be. So when we’re asked, ‘does laser hair removal hurt?’, we’re always happy to share that it doesn’t. The Soprano Titanium and Platinum machines are both ice cold when applied to the skin and this ensures that any pain, discomfort, or prickly sensation is kept to an absolute minimum. Most people don’t experience any discomfort and those who do state that it’s only mild.
Aside from how minimally invasive laser hair removal treatment is compared to waxing and shaving, there’s also the fact that it’s -
- Gentle on the skin
- Delivers great results
- Can also tackle in-grown hairs
Waxing and shaving will only ever get rid of the hair shaft (shaving), and/or the hair shaft and hair root (waxing). With laser hair removal, the hair follicle is heated up to a point where it kills the follicle so that it can no longer grow hair. That’s what we all want to hear, right?!
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
At Este, we’ve seen fantastic results on our clients. Whether it’s been laser hair removal for men or laser hair removal for PCOS patients, it’s always great to see our clients get the results they’ve been craving. How many sessions for laser hair removal that you have depends on the amount of hair you want removing, but generally a good guide is around the six to eight session mark.
Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
When laser hair removal is conducted by skilled, highly trained professionals like the team at Este, it has a great success rate. You can expect to see a permanent reduction in hair growth by around 80-90% and at Este we have scores of happy clients to prove this. After your initial course of sessions, you may need to have top up laser therapy. We will discuss what outcomes you can expect at your consultation so you will be well informed about what your treatment should achieve.
If you’ve got excess, unwanted hair whether it’s on your face, back, legs, underarms, or bikini line, laser hair removal is a popular choice to get rid of it. We understand that unwanted hair can seriously affect your confidence and self-esteem, so when there’s such great technology out there and available to all, why put up with it any longer?
Book a Free Consultation at your Nearest UK Clinic
You can have laser hair removal on almost every part of your body at Este Medical Group - From your legs, to your arms and your face or other discreet areas. Check out our Instagram page for the latest videos and testimonials from our laser hair removal treatment in the UK.
Book a free consultation at your nearest UK clinic to discuss this further and to ask any questions that you may have to our experts.