Shaving, waxing and depilatory creams are all temporary methods of hair removal, which must be repeated on a frequently. Laser hair removal offers a more permanent method hair reduction. It is also much faster than electrolysis, as the laser can cover a large area and works in far fewer treatments. All skin types will require a patch test to assess suitability. It can be difficult to treat light, red or grey hair, and tanned skin (including fake tan) cannot be treated.
When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. However, this is generally quite minimal. A patch test will enable you to feel what the treatment will be like before undertaking a course.
Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of treatments required does vary depending on factors such as hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Not all hairs grow actively at the same time. Laser hair removal treatments work by disabling the hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear slightly red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment, you may experience what appears to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not re-growing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave if necessary.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with treatment, so we offer a private consultation free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic practitioner to discuss the treatment options available and whether laser hair removal is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the treatment, from the areas that can be treated to aftercare and the results you can expect. Your practitioner will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale and our treatment facilities.
At your consultation, you can book your treatment if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic treatment is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you an information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require customers to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about THG’s cosmetic treatment expertise and inspiring stories from some of our customers. Our clinic teams are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your treatment, your clinic team will make your experience as comfortable as possible. The treatment involves delivering a thin beam of the laser, which targets the hair follicle at the root of the treatment area. As soon as contact has been made the hair follicle is destroyed. Treatable areas include the upper lip, chin, upper eyebrows, beard area, chest, back, hands, feet, arms, under arms, abdomen, buttocks, bikini line and shoulders.
All THG clinics are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and customer comfort and we’ll be here to help you recuperate quickly. For laser hair removal, you’ll be able to leave our clinic as soon as the procedure is completed. Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.
At THG, we’re here to support you after your procedure. Your practitioner may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product range or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type.
On the day of your treatment, your clinic team will make your experience as comfortable as possible. In a skin tightening treatment, you’ll experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface as the laser hand piece is moved back and forth about half an inch above your skin. The laser targets the area deep within the skin causing the collagen to contract. This removes sun-damaged tissue and stimulates the production of new, healthier skin cells and fresh collagen in the skin. Treatable areas include the forehead, cheeks, eyebrows, wrinkles around the eyes, thighs, arms, abdomen and buttocks.
All THG clinics are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and customer comfort and we’ll be here to help you recuperate quickly. For laser skin rejuvenation, you’ll be able to leave our clinic as soon as the procedure is completed. You can immediately return to normal activities after treatment, but you are advised to use sunscreen if you’re participating in outdoor activities.
At THG, we’re here to support you after your procedure. You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, with minimal side effects such as bruising and skin irritation. Over the course of treatments, laser therapy can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and provide you with a healthier looking complexion.