If you are not happy with plucking, shaving, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be your perfect alternative.

Laser hair removal works by pulsing gentle beams of light into the hair follicle. The pigment in the hair follicles absorb this powerful light and in turn destroys the hair.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

    Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from all parts of the body.

    Precision. Lasers selectively target hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

    Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs take less than an hour.

    Certainty. Majority of clients enjoy permanent hair reduction after an average of six to ten treatments.

  • Is a consultation necessary?

    Laser Hair Removal is a medical grade treatment that requires training to perform and as with all medical procedures is associated with potential complications such as scarring, burns and pigmentary problems.

    Your Laser & Skin Specialist at the Banwell Clinic will undertake a complete consultation at a time that is convenient to you. She will assess your skin type and hair type, as well as your medical background to ensure the most successful outcomes.

    Your Laser & Skin Specialist at the Banwell Clinic will also explain the risks and benefits of laser hair removal. If you are unsure of anything, please ask. It is important all your concerns are answered.

  • How many treatments are required?

    Results vary according to hair thickness and color, skin color, and area being treated. Hormones, medication and other factors including age also play a part.

    Laser targets hair at the beginning of the growth cycle and you will generally find desired results after six to ten treatments (although this varies from patient to patient). Your Laser & Skin Specialist from the Banwell Clinic will discuss the variables and treatment series with you.

  • How to prepare for hair removal treatment?

    You should limit plucking or waxing for two weeks before a Laser Hair Removal treatment. That is because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are removed by these treatments.

    Also limit sun exposure for two weeks before and after your treatment. Tanned skin makes laser hair removal less effective and increases the risk of complications.

Please contact Mr Banwell's office on 01342 330302 or email help@skinhealth.org.uk for further information.

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