London Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser hair removal effectively works by destroying the hair follicle itself. Depending on the machine you are using you will see varying result.s Some machines can not be used on all skin tones so it is important to have a consultation and patch test before you book your laser hair removal treatment

How does the LightSheer Duet Machine work?
At Laserpod our high speed LightSheer Duet produces a beam of highly concentrated light onto the hair. this light is absorbed by the pigment located in your hair follicle. The laser will pulse for a millisecond which allows your hair to absorb the light which heats if up damaging the hair shaft. This damage to the hair shaft and bulb is what prevents the hair from coming back During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, allowing the hair to absorb the light and heat up. The laser can only target hair which is in an active growth stage so you will need at least six treatments to see good results.

Why do you use the LightSheer Duet machine
Aside from the great results the LightSheer Duet machine is comparatively painless,allows you to be treated more quickly and offers the least regrowth. When Laser hair removal technology was first introduced sessions sessions were lengthy, painful and carried a high risk of regrowth.The LightSheer Duet machine changed all of this. Unlike past technology the LightSheer duet machine effectively targets hairs with minimal discomfort.

How long will treatment take?
Laser hair removal can last anything from a few minutes to an hour, depending on how many areas you are having treated. We will discuss how many treatments you may need and the results you can expect, during your consultation and let you know how each treatment will take.

When will I see results
This really varies between client. Some say they see results immediately but most of our clients tend to notice results by around the third session.

Are there any side effects
Side effects are minimal and vary from patient to patient, depending on the area being treated and skin type. Redness and swelling around the follicle may occur, but this is normal and actually indicates the follicle has responded to treatment.

Does it hurt?
Laser Hair Removal with never be on the top of anyones lists for fun activity but the LightSheer machine is one of the most painless treatments available The sensation feels a bit like prickling. One of  the major advantages to the light sheer duet machine is the treatment times. Unlike previous technology the light sheer duet machine can treat large areas such as back and chest in 20 minutes or under!

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Who is suitable for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is suitable for a range of people. The LightSheer duet machine is easily able to treat those who suffer with sensitive skin. We can effectively treat white and Asian skin types.

What is the difference between Laser and IPL?
Many clients are confused about the difference between IPL and Laser. Actually the two treatments are very different. Laser is a targeted beam of light which is very precise. IPL is much cheaper technology and uses different varieties of light waves. This means that IPL is less powerful and less targeted.

A laser is an intensely concentrated beam of light. The energy is extremely focused rather than diffuse so it is very precise, offering more powerful, accurate results. During an initial consultation we carefully tune the laser to your individual skin and hair type, ensuring the best possible results on all skin shades and types.

In basic terms, IPL is far less effective than Laser Hair Removal. The energy is produced by a lamp, a little like a light bulb, and produces a variety of light waves, meaning that it is more diffuse and less powerful. Because IPL produces this wide range of  waves it can not be focussed into a concentrated beam. What this means for you is that only some of the waves during your IPL treatment will actually be having effect. A shallow wave will mean that your deeper thicker hairs are not able to be treated effectively. The other consideration is that IPL can lead to the skin absorbing the light as well as the hairs so there can be an increased risk of burns. Therefore we will only ever use Laser at Laserpod as this is a safer, more effective and less uncomfortable solution.

How should I remove hair between treatments? 
Carry on using hair removal creams or shaving to your hearts content. We do advise against waxing or plucking as this can upset the hair growth cycle which could mean you will end up needing more sessions.

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Is there anything I will need after treatment?
We recommend a smoothing cream such as aloe vera gel and just going about your normal routine. Very few clients experience any sensitivity at all but if you do this should last no more than 24 hours.

Can I go on holiday?
It is really important when having laser treatment not to have any sun burn or damage. We strongly advise not having laser treatments for 8 weeks around any planned holidays. If you are going on holiday during this time you will need to ensure all treated areas have  a good quality sun block applied to protect your skin.

How long do results last?
Laser Hair Removal can never 100% guarantee that you will be hair free for life. However using the LightSheer Duet we have found 95% of clients experience permanent hair removal after their treatment with just a fraction coming back often years later to treat small areas of regrowth. Your therapist will keep you informed during all of your sessions to ensure you receive the best results and if you do need to return these should eb for quick top up sessions to maintain results. .

With Laser Hair Removal is it vital to see an experienced technician to make sure you are in a safe pair of hands. This can be a fairly intimate treatment depending on which area you are removing hair from, so on a personal note, we recommend making sure you feel relaxed and comfortable undressing around your technician too. At Laserpod our lead technician Siobhan Hudson has over then years experience in laser hair removal and aesthetics and will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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Benefits of Laser Hair Removal with the LightSheer Duet Machine

lasersymbolUp to 95% of targeted hair permanently removed after recommended course of treatments.
lasersymbolRemove small & large areas of unwanted hair.
lasersymbolCan be used to treat ingrown hairs.
lasersymbolLarge areas treated in about 10-20 minutes.
lasersymbolNo more shaving, waxing or tweezing.
lasersymbolSuitable for a wide variety of skin and hair types.
lasersymbolNo need for topical anaesthetics or messy treatment gel. Laser Hair Removal is lean, fast and efficient

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Laserpod is open 8:30am-8:30pm 6 days a week.

Laserpod London – 24 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4TY

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Light Sheer Duet Machine – Effective on all skin tones – Central London location – Experienced therapist

Siobhan made me feel safe comfortable and at ease throughout my treatments and the effects are amazing!
Koser, Association of Muslim Lawyers
Really great treatment, it was much less painful than any previous treatments I have received and it was amazingly quick – only a couple of minutes for a bikini line. It’s made me decide that I will definitely do other areas of my body, much better than waxing.