Unwanted, excess hair can affect both men and women and can appear both on the face and the body.
The average woman will spend around £12,000 in her lifetime on hair removing treatments and remedies, most of which only offer very temporary results, and some can be extremely painful. Waxing, epilating, and plucking means removing the hair by force, from the root and this is not a comfortable procedure, with results only lasting around 4 to 6 weeks. Shaving can irritate the skin and cause it to become dry and red and most people tend to have to shave every day, to achieve satisfactory results.
At Bank MediSpa in Hale, Cheshire, we champion the use of the LUMINA® medical-grade laser hair removal device by Lynton Lasers, the UK’s number one laser and IPL manufacturer. This pain-free solution uses pulses of laser light to damage the hair follicle for permanent hair removal. Specifically chosen wavelengths of laser light are pulsed into the skin, reaching the hair root and absorbed by the melanin within the root. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles and permanently inhibits or delays future hair growth.
IPL hair removal is a gentle and precise way to permanently remove hair that is suitable for all skin types and can be used on areas such as:
Bank MediSpa operate according to CQC and GMC guidelines therefore, we have a duty of care to all our patients and use only medical-grade devices for your safety and efficacy of treatment. Our practitioners are all highly trained and regularly update their knowledge with further education.
Our laser devices are manufactured by one of the world leaders in laser device technology. Lynton Lasers is one of the world’s most respected medical-grade laser manufacturers and have won numerous awards over the years for their British manufactured equipment.
A short burst of light is fired at the skin’s surface. Light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft, where it heats and destroys the hair. If the hair is in the growth stage (anagen), the heat is transmitted down the hair shaft to the base of the follicle and to the germ cells lining the follicle shaft, causing their destruction. Hair caught in the growth stage will not grow again. Other follicles, which are not actively growing may produce new hair. These follicles will need to be targeted in the growth stage to effect follicle damage therefore a course of treatment is required.
Everyone is different and it is just not possible to be accurate. Somewhere between 6 and 8 IPL hair remover treatments are usually required. The exact number will vary depending on where the hair is, what has been done to the hair in the past and, of course, your individual response.
Suitable for underarm, bikini area, legs, back & shoulders, chest & abdomen, lip and chin
IPL depilation works best on dark hair because dark hair contains more pigment to absorb light. However, IPL hair removal can work on lighter hair too but will not respond on white, grey and very blonde hair. We always carry out a patch test beforehand.
Yes, actively growing hair follicles will be destroyed. However, as with all depilation methods, only actively growing follicles are affected, so dormant or ‘resting’ hair follicles may start to produce hair at a later time. This ‘new growth’ (not re-growth) would need to be treated in the same manner.
Most people experience no more than a slight tingling sensation. Some people describe IPL hair remover as a flick of an elastic band. In this case more attention is paid to cooling the skin, before, during and after treatment, to minimise skin reactions and discomfort.
Based in the heart of the Cheshire village of Hale, Doctor Ahmed opened his purpose-built, luxurious clinic to treat clients from all over the north-west of England and further afield. If you’d like to know more about laser hair removal at Bank MediSpa, please book a complimentary consultation with us today.