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Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Treatment Snapshot
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Duration Duration
Form 30 mins to 2 hrs depending on area
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
None
Hospital stay Contraindications
Sun exposure in the last 2-3 months or tanning, Medication that makes skin photosensitive, Active or chronic herpes simplex, Keloid scarring, Skin or bleeding disorders, Vitiligo, Cancer, Pregnancy or nursing, Recent laser resurfacing or chemical peels
Downtime Downtime
None
Results Final Result
After a course of at least 6 treatments hair growth would have significantly reduced. In most cases, any regrowth will be finer and lighter in colour
Suitable for Suitable for
All skin types. Anyone concerned with excess or more hair growth than desired
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Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle.

At Karidis we use a pain-free, results driven Soprano XL device to help eliminate almost all hair types from desired areas. The patient will ALWAYS need a consultation and patch test prior to starting treatment to decipher if they are a suitable skin and hair type to carry out a course of the laser hair removal treatment.

Top 5 FAQs for Laser Hair Removal

What are Lasers?
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A laser is an energy based device using a high-energy beam of light that can transfer its energy through the skin to a specific part of the body. These beams of light can vary in terms of their strength, wavelength and the type of tissue that they can target.

What is the background of Laser Hair Removal?
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Laser technology has developed over the last few decades to treat patients with a variety of different skin problems including the effects of sun damage, hair removal, thread and varicose veins and, recently, the treatment of psoriasis and acne. In fact, laser treatment for hair removal was developed after they had been used to treat skin problems. Scientific studies in the early 1990's proved that lasers were an effective method of removing unwanted hair, and the first machine approved for use in America was in 1996. Since then, many different types of laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machines or Light Heat Energy (LHE) devices have been developed and improved to remove hair in all areas of the body (incl. beards).

How popular is Laser Hair Removal?
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This hair removal procedure has proved very popular in a short space of time, where according to figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (A.S.A.P.S.) indicate that laser hair removal was the third most common cosmetic treatment in 2011 with 1.28 million treatments, down 0.1% on 2010. There has been similar rapid adoption of this technology by many clinics in the United Kingdom.

Is Laser Hair Removal permanent?
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For those interested in laser hair removal treatment, it is important to note that no manufacturer has been given permission to claim that they can cause 'permanent removal' of hair, as this has not yet been proven. Permanent reduction is more appropriate phrase. According to the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) website: "Several manufacturers received permission to claim, "permanent reduction", NOT "permanent removal" for their lasers. This means that although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair. The specific claim granted is "intended to effect stable, long-term, or permanent reduction" through selective targeting of melanin in hair follicles.

What is meant by Permanent Hair reduction?
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Permanent hair reduction is defined as the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime, which may include several sessions. Moreover permanent hair reduction does not necessarily imply the elimination of all hairs in the treatment area.

Price Information

From £40

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