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Laser Hair Removal: How Appropriate Are Vouchers and Online Offers?

It seems that in today’s market of daily online offers there are some Laser Hair removal offers that seem too good to be true? The question really is are you really getting value for money with all these discounted offers?

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For laser hair removal you will need an average 6 sessions with a gold standard laser, with treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. Always try to ensure that any clinic that you choose uses lasers that are approved by the FDA as these guarantee greater safety measures and proven results.

For optimum safety and professional care the clinic you choose should be registered and licensed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This ensures quality standards are adhered to as they also audit the NHS. It is important to have your aftercare included in case you have to return to clinic with any issues; many people don’t think about this when price matching.

It is important to take time to find a professional clinic that prioritise patient safety and use staff that are fully trained and have lots of experience, to give you maximum value per treatment your clinician will be using the highest safe energy level for your skin type.

You will need a patch test prior to treatment after a medical assessment/ consultation performed by medical staff such as a nurse practitioner.

Six important factors to be taken into account :

1. Laser Hair Removal is done using a laser, not an IPL (intense pulse light), system. Inferior IPL systems can actually stimulate hair growth.
2. Is the laser gold standard? This will mean effective treatment (Lightsheer is gold standard).
3. Is the clinic governed by the Care Quality Commission?
4. Is the after care included?
5. Do nurse practitioners conduct the consultation assessment?
6. Are patch tests given?

And now for our most frequently asked question:

Q. How does laser hair removal work?

A. Laser light is used to transmit light energy along pigment in the hair, known as melanin. This energy damages and disables the hair follicle on reaching the hair root, stopping hair from growing back. Melanin exists in both hair and skin, but the aim of laser hair removal is to target only the melanin in the hair. The scientific name for this principle is selective photothermolysis (SPTL). Each person’s needs tend to differ slightly, depending on factors such as age, skin type, amount of hair, hair colour and hair texture. For this reason it is recommended the patient select fully qualified trained and experienced laser practitioner rather than a beautician offering voucher or online discounts.

For more information or to have any questions answered, give one of our clinics a call:

Manchester 0161 839 7663

Leeds 01132 43 93 43