Laser hair removal

6th June 2019

Does laser hair removal hurt?

This is an incredibly common concern that many clients have before they begin their laser hair removal journey: does it hurt? In fact, this is often the first question that is asked when someone first considers this treatment. More traditional laser hair removal methods might have stung and made you wince, but the laser hair removal treatment we offer in Ipswich is not as painful as you’d think…

How does laser hair removal work?

Using a handheld device attached to our laser hair removal machine, we deliver concentrated bursts of light energy (or laser energy) to the hairs in the treatment area. Those that are in their active growth stage absorb this energy as heat which travels down the pigment of the hair to the follicle. The heat destroys the follicle and lessens the follicles ability to grow back. After multiple treatments, some follicles may never produce another hair again and be rendered completely dormant.

What does laser hair removal feel like?

Intense bursts of light energy that transforms into heat sounds a little painful, right? Well, where traditional laser hair removal technology may have zapped your skin without much warning, some of the more advanced technologies now offer you better comfort during treatment. We’re proud to offer one of the more advanced models available today, the Soprano ICE. This system uses a cooling tip to soothe the surface of the skin during treatment to help protect against any uncomfortable sensations, burns, and pigmentation changes. The system uses different wavelengths to gradually heat up the skin to a temperature that damages the hair follicles and hair regrowth without harming the surrounding tissue.

How many treatments does it take?

Laser hair removal typically needs around 6 – 12 treatment sessions to secure long-lasting and effective results. This is because the treatment is only effective on hairs that are in their growth stage, and not all of the hairs in your treatment area will be growing at the same time. This is completely natural and just how the body works but shaving the area a few days before your appointment ensures that as many hairs are actively growing as possible. After you have finished your course of treatments, you may only require one or two top-up appointments a year to treat the hairs that managed to resist the laser energy.

Laser hair removal in Ipswich

Laser hair removal for the face and body can be very liberating, especially if your treatment area is difficult to cover up or maintain. Contact the Juliette John Clinic today on 01473 222145 to arrange your initial consultation and find out more about a patch test.