Laser Hair Removal
Where does laser hair removal work the best?
Laser hair removal can work anywhere on the body you wish to remove hair, as long as the hair is not white, grey or very blond. This treatment works best in areas where there is a clear contrast between hair and skin colour. Also, hair thickness and density can make a big difference since the thicker the hair the better are the final results.
Is laser hair removal is permanent?
After your treatment, your hair will start to grow as though it has been recently shaved. The hairs can remain in the skin for up to 4 weeks after the treatment is complete, as the skin is naturally renewing itself. The blood supply to the hair has been damaged and as a result of this the follicle will start to get smaller and the hair will be eradicated. Laser hair removal reduces the hair growth to the point where you would never have to shave again. We can normally expect up to 95% hair reduction after a course of 8 sessions.
Is laser hair removal is safe?
Clients who use our services all find that laser hair removal is extremely safe and well tolerated as a whole. There might be some minor side effects such as redness, itchiness, irritation and occasional swelling, however, these side effect should only last for a few hours after treatment. You will require a patch test before treatment to assess your suitability for laser hair removal and to choose the correct laser settings for you.
What does laser hair removal feel like?
It is known that laser hair removal is actually less painful than waxing. Depending on the treated area many clients say laser hair removal feels like tiny pinpricks. As the treatments go on your skin will become less sensitive towards the treatment. A cooling gel will be used to protect your skin and lessen side effects. The laser will gradually heat up and as it does you will feel a warm yet comfortable sensation while the treatment is gradually working its magic. Our award-winning Soprano ICE laser uses advanced diode technology teamed with a chilled tip to deliver effective hair removal in a gentle, pain-free manner.
What does laser hair removal do?
Laser hair removal is the medical procedure where a concentrated beam of light is used to remove unwanted hairs. The laser will emit a light which will be absorbed by the pigment in the hair also known as melanin. The energy in the light converts to heat which damages the hair follicles. This damage then delays hair growth in the future. The results are that you won’t need to touch a razor ever again.
Is Laser hair removal safe to be done during pregnancy?
We would recommend avoiding laser hair removal during pregnancy because of the lack of information commonly known about the effects on the fetus. We don’t treat pregnant clients for laser hair removal at The Hampton Clinic.
What are laser hair removal side effects?
There are a few minor side effects of laser hair removal to be aware of, but these are only known to last a few days after treatment. They can be redness, the skin feeling tender or even swelling slightly. Swelling can be reduced by using ice packs or having a cool bath. Some people may notice a slight colour changed to the treated area of skin, it may become slightly darker or lighter following the treatment. These changed will fade with time and the skin will return back to normal.
Will laser hair removal affect a tattoo?
Laser hair removal is very effective at removing unwanted hair but can be quite problematic when it comes to people with tattoos. Lasers are also used to remove tattoos and as the lasers are attracted to dark pigment such as the ink, it may cause the pigment to scatter. If the laser does go over the tattoo the colour could be reduced by up to 75%. It is possible to have the treatment around the tattoo, however, this does mean your tattoo would stay as it was pre-treatment.
3D Lipomed Fat Reduction
What is 3D Lipomed Fat Reduction?
3D Lipomed is the non-surgical approach to liposuction and is able to reduce body fat by destroying fat cells. It incorporates different procedures to treat different concerns. Cavitation works with low-frequency ultrasound waves to break down and destroy excess fat cells; Radio Frequency stimulates skin tightening by increasing collagen production; Dermology aids lymphatic drainage to reduce cellulite and speed up fat elimination in the body and Cryolipolysis (fat-freezing) freezes and kills off around 20% of your fat cells in specific body areas.
How many treatments will I need?
This all depends on the individual and where the treatment is being done. It also depends on the individual clients’ goals. For the 3D Lipomed combination treatment, we normally advise 8 weekly sessions and Cryolipolysis (fat-freezing) is a one-off session. Eating a balanced diet and exercise will help to maintain the treatment results. After your treatment, your body will start to eliminate toxins released from the fat cells through a natural process, doing more exercise can help speed up this process.
How long do the results last?
The results can be permanent, however, the client must try and maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle. 3D Lipomed Fat Reduction can be used as a way to start a healthier and happier lifestyle after investing in your body and your confidence. The treatment combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise can only maximise your results. Most clients do not make new fat cells later in life meaning that once they are destroyed, the result is permanent.
Clearskin laser acne treatment
How does the treatment work?
This treatment destroys bacteria which causes inflammation and redness by using a laser light which penetrates beyond the surface of the skin and reaches the pores, where bacteria can grow. The laser helps release the bacteria without damaging the surrounding skin tissues.
The skin will start its natural healing process calming the inflammation and working towards boosting collagen and restoring the normal metabolic processes. Results can be seen from the first treatment but a course of treatments is usually recommended for the best results. Your practitioner will assess how many treatments are required on your complimentary skin consultation.
What is the recovery time?
You will receive a detailed preparation and aftercare consultation before your treatment. Directly after your treatment, you should expect some redness and some slight swelling in the treated area. These post-treatment side effects will not last very long and are not permanent. Your practitioner will discuss pre and post-treatment guidance with you to make sure you understand all the information given to you and also to help you maximise your results and keep side effects to a minimum.