Laser Hair Removal in Kent, Canterbury, Dover & Ashford
Laser hair removal is offered in Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, Kent, using the Alexandrite laser.
Actively growing hair follicles will be permanently destroyed, so that the end result is permanent hair reduction.
Most areas on the body and face can be treated with Laser Hair Removal: chin, upper lip, cheeks, legs, arms, underarms and back – as well as sensitive areas like the ears, nose, chest and bikini line.
Laser hair removal works best on dark hair because it contains more pigment to absorb the laser light. Fair hair and red hair can respond but white hairs will not, since this hair colour contains little or no pigment. Electrolysis is available at the Clinic for these. Applying pigment to the hairs makes no difference and does not give any better results.
A rough guide is an average of 4-6 sessions over a 12 month period. The exact number will vary between individuals.
The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic uses the Alexandrite laser for hair removal. This is widely considered the most effective system for hair removal, especially compared to IPLs that are available generally.
Most people experience no more than a slight stinging sensation. The laser treatments are offered by a female doctor and laser therapists.
You should stop plucking, waxing or threading 2-3 weeks prior to treatment and change to shaving, cutting the hair or use depilatory creams. Ideally hair should be about 1mm long for treatment.
It is important that you do not have a suntan during the laser treatment – whether natural or artificial.
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We have clients from all over SE Kent as we offer the medical class laser hair removal treatments and not the less effective IPLs that are widely available. We welcome clients from Canterbury, Ashford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Margate, Ramsgate, Hythe, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Sheppy, Maidstone and further afield.
If you have any questions or concerns about laser hair removal treatments, please call our friendly, helpful team on 01227 472288
Laser Treatment for Hair Removal
For those of you who are contemplating laser skin treatments but are concerned about possible side effects or pain management, at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we will take the time to explain the procedure we do and what are the expected outcomes. In brief, lasers emit a single wavelength of light that is designed to be absorbed most readily by whatever we are trying to remove, be it a hair follicle or tattoo. Since the targeted material absorbs this energy much faster than the surrounding area, the hair follicle or tattoo pigment is heated to a high enough temperature to destroy itself. Because this laser pulse is very intense but also very brief, the surrounding area is left completely undamaged. Different laser types are required for different types of treatments and at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we have many different lasers for a wide range of treatments. For those people who are seeking the best laser facial hair removal treatment, UK residents anywhere in the greater Kent vicinity should contact our office in Canterbury for a consult and recommended treatment program. We have experienced the result of noncertified or unlicensed cheap laser or IPL hair removal Maidstone residents and others have suffered. While laser hair removal is a very safe and clinically proven method, it needs to be applied by skilled professionals under the direction of a licensed dermatologist. The same point can be made for IPL Laser hair removal Faversham patients may have been exposed to as well. Don’t trust your skin to anyone who is not experienced in laser technology and dermatology.