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FAQ'S

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a highly effective and proven way to remove and reduce unwanted hair from the face and body. Southsea Laser Clinic uses the best 3500w medical grade diode laser for hair removal that is suitable to treat all skin types. Our laser is the most effective, safest and fastest way for permanent hair removal, and uses Advanced Cool Tip Technology making the treatment virtually pain-free and more comfortable for our clients.

How does it work?

Pulses of light are absorbed by the melanin in the hair, the melanin converts the light into heat which kills the follicle. Killing the hair follicle will ensure any hair is unable to re-grow.

 

How many sessions will I need?

We recommend that most people will need at least 6-10 sessions to permanently reduce the hair, however, please note that this will differ due to hormones. Everyone’s results are individual. Yearly top ups (1/2 sessions) may also be required to keep any stray hairs at bay.

 

How long do I leave in between treatments?

We recommend that you leave 6 weeks in between each treatment, this is because the treatment is only effective on the growing hairs when they are attached to the hair follicle. The majority of hair will be at the resting stage (not attached to the follicle) but still in the skin, so by leaving 6 weeks in between treatments, this will allow for all hairs to be captured in the growth stage in the desired treatment area.

 

Will laser hair removal permanently remove my hair?

Laser hair removal permanently reduces your hair. It will remove at least 80% of hair. In some people it will remove 95% and in others 100%. The results are individual to each person, however, 80% is guaranteed and you will find that the remaining 20% of hair, that may grow back, will be finer and lighter, like fluff.

 

Will it hurt?

Our laser uses Advanced Cool Tip Technology making the treatment virtually pain-free and more comfortable for our clients.. Most clients will experience a warm ‘elastic band snap’ sensation throughout their treatments which is described as a strange feeling but not painful. The area may feel warm and tender afterwards so it is important to use our Aloe Vera Gel for 48 hours after treatment.

Does the laser work on darker skin types?

Yes our laser is suitable for all skin types and we tailor our settings for each individual client to ensure the best and safest results.

 

Does the laser work on lighter/ red hairs?

For all lighter hair types (white, blonde, red or grey) we find the treatment will be less effective as they have less melanin, which means that less heat will be absorbed so we cannot guarantee destruction of the hair in the follicle.

 

Can you have laser hair removal whilst pregnant?

No. As the treatment is hormone-related, you will need to wait at least 3 months post-pregnancy to allow for your hormones to regulate. You also cannot have the treatment whilst breastfeeding.

 

How old do you have to be?

You must be 18+ for laser hair removal.

 

Do you offer finance?

We do not offer finance as you can pay as you go which makes this more affordable.

 

Do you have to take before and after pictures?

Our insurance requires us to take before and after pictures of all treatments, these are kept confidentially. We will only use your pictures for social media and marketing purposes provided you have given consent.

 

Are your deposits refundable?

No, as per our T&Cs all deposits are strictly non-refundable under any circumstances. Appointments can be moved up to 48 hours before your appointment.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

All appointments cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment will require a £20 cancellation fee. All cancellations will forfeit the deposit.

 

****Any other queries can be discussed upon consultation****