Laser Hair Removal
Permanently soft and silky smooth skin
We have the expertise to remove unwanted hair, almost permanently, from your upper lip, chin, forearms, underarms, legs, bikini line and back. So if you have shaved, waxed and plucked but still cannot get rid of unwanted body hair, you can trust our laser hair removal procedure to do the job for you.
Why is Permanent Laser Hair Removal better than Electrolysis?
Electrolysis can be painful, may leave scars and is only suitable for small areas of your body. Permanent laser hair removal is suitable for both large and small areas, delivering minimal discomfort and excellent results.
How does Permanent Laser Hair Removal work?
The laser uses a beam of light which penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the pigment colour in the hair where it is converted to heat. This heat travels down the hair shaft to the hair root and destroys it so that further hair cannot grow.
As hair has different growth phases and the treatment only works in the active growth phase, several treatments are necessary to achieve a lasting result. The number of treatments needed will depend on the hair density, colour, skin and treatment area, together with ethnic background and hormones.
Typically 6 or 8 treatments are required in a white skin and maybe 8 or 10 in a darker skin. Many lasers used for laser hair removal cannot be used in the darker skin as they burn the skin, but Allure Med spa uses a laser which works for all skin types and colours. As the treatment depends on the laser energy being absorbed by the pigment colour of the hair, it is not possible to treat white, grey, platinum blond or light shades of hair by laser.
How long does Permanent Laser Hair Removal take?
This depends on the area being treated for laser hair removal and ranges from 15 minutes for the upper lip or chin and bikini line, to 45 minutes for the back or the legs.
Is Permanent Laser Hair Removal safe?
As we only use a beam of light to remove the hair, it is a non-invasive procedure and perfectly safe. The laser settings used are individually chosen for your skin and hair colour to minimise the risk of any significant skin reaction. This is also helped by the use of a cooled tip on the laser hand piece that protects the skin from thermal injury.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
It is always possible for new hair to grow after any form of hair removal treatment. However, laser treatment is the nearest we can get to achieving excellent long-term results. Occasionally, it is possible to see the re-growth of small amounts of hair with time, but this is usually weaker and lighter in colour and can be treated again.
What does Permanent Laser Hair Removal cost?
The cost of Permanent Laser Hair Removal depends on how long it takes to carry out the procedure. This depends on the surface area being treated. Larger areas like the legs or back are more expensive than the lips or chin.